Coffee Porter - Real Ale Brewing Company
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Reviews by ranger7:
4.14/5 rDev +9.2%
Got this in a custom 6-pack from World Market.
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
A - Very dark with a thin tan head.
S - Smells exactly like a chocolate malt, which is never a bad thing.
T - More of a chocolate taste, not much coffee at all.
M - Good aftertaste: more chocolate, and a hint of coffee.
Summary - Very nice Porter, I really enjoyed it. More chocolate than I was expecting, but it is not overpowering and works nicely with the malt. As a side note, I noticed that the longer this brew sits in the glass, the more it tastes like a mocha coffee and less like a chocolate malt. So either way, if you let it sit or drink it right away, you'll enjoy it.
01-16-2013 02:30:34 | More by ranger7
More User Reviews:
4.5/5 rDev +18.7%
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.
12-01-2013 02:35:14 | More by Caj1
Coffee Porter from Real Ale Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.