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Coffee Porter | Real Ale Brewing Company

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18 Reviews
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18
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247
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
41.9%
 
 
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Coffee PorterCoffee Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States | website

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Fall

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Added by cpetrone84 on 03-21-2012

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4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at the Hay Merchant, Houston TX; April 2012
The beer arrives from the tap with a half-finger thick, lightly brown tinged, tan colored head. The beer is a blackish, concentrated brown color that shows a clear brown / red-amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma is sweet and rich, much more so than I was expecting at this strength. There are some really interesting notes of licorice, coffee liquor, hints of cinnamon and molasses that add an extra dimension to what would could have been a standard coffee porter.

The flavor has a touch of sweetness to it, which couples with lots of licorice notes. The finish has a bitter and roasted coffee note to it that is well represented; this is much more complex than roast malt coffee notes could ever be. The flavor is again spicy with the following notes, licorice, cinnamon, an earthiness, as well as some woody touches. Food dries out the flavor of this beer considerably; the coffee also fades, but the fine spice character is still quite present. The body has a richness that defies the alcohol percentage; it is not so rich that it doesn’t stay quite quaffable, but it definitely lightens up with the food too. Other flavors of molasses, burnt caramel, and lots of roasted nutty notes add to the malt complexity found in this beer.

This is way more interesting and rich than I expected. It is really quite tasty and Unique even. I am really happy that I decided to try this on a lark.

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Coffee Porter from Real Ale Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.