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Coffee Porter - Real Ale Brewing Company

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Coffee PorterCoffee Porter

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very good

196 Ratings
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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 2
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cpetrone84 on 03-21-2012

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Ratings: 196 | Reviews: 14
Reviews by Caj1:
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4.48/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Boy I'm a sucker for two things: dark ales and good home state beers, and this coffee porter from Real Ale Brewing Company (based in Blanco, TX) is really one of the better beers I've had, both from this microbrewer and in general.

The beer (after a hard pour) exhibits a dark tan head of about a finger that, while not lasting particularly long, leaves quite decent lacing both on the surface of the beer and on the side of the glass. The beer itself is black. Not brown, not mahogany, not dark ruby, but black, and when held to a light source it barely allows any light through. What little carbonation I could see through this opaque brute of a beer is quite vigorous.

The smell is extremely pronounced, and a few things are readily apparent -- the coffee of course, some earthy smell from the roasted malt and the hops, and a nice toffee/burnt sugar scent. The flavor is robust and well balanced, and extremely tasty. Again, coffee is prominent, but without smothering the other flavors, and its acidic and astringent qualities work quite well with the hops, of which there are more than I anticipated. Dark chocolate and burnt toast are both here in decent quantities, and the flavor rounds out after the sip to a nice sweet and bitter contrast. The mouthfeel is superb -- full, creamy and rich, sorta like drinking liquified toasted bread.

Overall there aren't a lot of places this beer could improve, and of the brews I've had from this company, this one beats all of them. Do yourself a favor and pick up a six pack today.

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Coffee Porter from Real Ale Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.