Brewer's Cut Dry-Hopped Porter | Real Ale Brewing Company

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Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States | website

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by LittleDon on 01-20-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 72
Photo of mactrail
2.99/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Reddish brown in the Duvel tulip with a nice foam rising and lots of lacing in the glass. Adequate carbonation with a lighter body, though some oily sensation. Rather sharp and winey with dark roasted malt as the main feature. Rather sweet with some mango and pineapple, for some reason.

This is certainly not very hoppy, so I'm not sure why they're bragging about the dry hopping. There is just a little bitterness to finish out each sip, but it's more malty and fruity with some molasses. There is a peculiar sweet and sour taste that cloys before long. This is an odd one and I'm glad to pour the last couple fingers out. From the 12 oz bottle bought at Texas Wine Cellars in Fredericksburg.

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Photo of Sammy
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Initially some smoke and hop aroma. Citrus taste, the hops came through. A nice tasty hopped porter, well integrated with a hoppy finish. A few weeks after best date but it was just fine. A very nice porter, thanks Steve S. Middling mouthfeel. Nicely drinkable.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: The body is a deep mahogany brown, crowned with a massive, dense , coarse tan head, whic retains superbly. The lacing is of the Belgian style. There are numerous columns of fast-rising bubbles, which serve to buttress the head.

Aroma: Abundant leafy and grassy herbal hops dominate the aroma. There are also notes of coffee, earth, and particularly roasted malt.

Taste: Opens with solid, balanced herbal hops and classic roasted malt. The hops dominate the taste, although not to the extent of diminishing the malt. As the taste progresses, the hops ascend a bit, but the roasted malt remains. Finishes with a mild, lingering herbal hop bitterness.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, pleasant, with a hint of carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Rather hoppy for my taste, but well made, and easy to appreciate.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a Samuel Adams Boston Lager glass.

Sourcing: Purchased at HEB in Texas in April, 2013, for $8.99/six-pack.

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Photo of JMad
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a solid dark brown color with a filmy off white head that left plenty of lacing on the way down. It's smell is mostly coffee and molasses with a bit of piney hop aroma. Tastes pretty sweet with caramel and mocha with a slight fruity hop bite and more malty sweetness. It has a medium body and is silky smooth, with low carbonatiion and a tasty lingering finish and feel. Real Ale just keeps on coming out with amazing products and I will continue to seek out every beer they come out with.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown with reddish notes and clear, head and lace were pretty good.

Aroma is a little odd, quite hoppy yet still with roasty and toasty notes.

The flavor follows the nose and isn't too far off from a typical porter, but with more hops character. Bitterness is about spot on tho, it's not a porter-IPA mix or anything.

Body is medium with medium carbonation and a roasty finish.

It's pretty enjoyable. Maybe not my favorite porter, but certainly someone put some effort into this beer.

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Photo of champ103
3.37/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a burnt reddish/brown color. A two finger beige head forms with good retention initially. The foam gently recedes to a ring that leaves some lace.
S: Tropical fruits, grassy, lightly floral. Some caramel malt sweetness. Not bad at all, jut no real porter aromas that I can tell.
T: Follows the nose up front. Big juicy tropical fruits. Very grassy as well. Lots of sweetness here. Caramel malts and brown sugar. A slightly metallic tiny flavor as well. Where is the porter?
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. A bit on the thin side though. Easy enough to drink. I could put a few away if I wanted to.

Not bad for an American Black Ale or God forbid, Black IPA. Lots of hops and black patent malt. Though I am disappointed overall. There does not seem to be any porter base, or the hops just cover up any porter there happens to be.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours pretty much black with a decent cap of tan head. Retention and lacing are average.

Nose is about equal parts tropical/grassy hop and roasty malt. Smells like it might have some much needed sweetness to offset the hops and roast. It smells great, although I am skeptical of mixing amarillo (a typically tropical hop) with a porter.

Not bad, the juiciness stays up front for the most part while the roasty malt holds back for the middle/end. It is definitely an interesting experiment and the full-ish, finely carbonated mouthfeel certainly helps. Pretty low on sweetness and initially I thought that might be bad, but now I am not so kinda plays to the beers strengths. I’m digging it; I think Real Ale is batting 1.000 with this Brewers' Cut series. This may be my least favorite so far, but it is still easily worth a sixer purchase or two.

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Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into stein.

A - Black with a tinge of light around the edges. Light brown / off white head.

S - Roasted malt, a hint of hops, subtle sweetness.

T - Again, roasted malt, a hint of hops, and a little bit of sweetness to counter the bitterness. Best drunk as soon as possible, as the hops definitely fade with time.

M - A bit thin for a porter. Moderate carbonation, bitterness lingers for a bit.

O - A solid porter, interesting in that it is roasty and hoppy at the same time. Good to try once, but I wouldn't seek it out again.

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Photo of luisfrancisco
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This beer has a nice appearance. Looks dark brown, not quite too black; like a smooth porter. Perhaps, just a little bit on the light side. The look is very good, looking almost like an espresso. Thin lacing that invites you to try.

You can definitely smell the amarillo hops from the dry-hopping. The smell is rather interesting, as this is not something you usually find in a porter. The chocolate and toasty notes underneath follow after the hops.

Taste is similar to the nose. You can taste the amarillo hops up front. Citrusy, a tad mangoey. Right after the hops you taste the porter. A smooth, not too bitter porter with some notes of chocolate. This tastes remarkably similar to a black ipa. Not as bitter, but with similar hop flavor and aroma. Just a little heavier on the mouthfeel, but not too much. As a porter, the mouthfeel was on the thin side.

Overall, a very enjoyable beer, and one I'll definitely seek out again. One of the best I've tried from Real Ale. Well done.

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Photo of hoplover82
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-Pours a clear deep dark copper color that is only visible when held up to light. This has a small off white head that quickly fades to a thin colar around the glass and leaves spotty lacing.
S-The aroma is very nice with milk chocolate and caramel with faint notes of bright, grassy hops. I wish I could try this one more fresh. It's 1/30/13 and it says best by 03/17/13 so I know this isn't super fresh.
T-The flavor is much of the same, with chocolate and caramel notes, but the hops come through more in the flavor, which is nice. But the same, I know this is much better super fresh.
M-The mouthfeel to me is a little on the thin side with a slightly dry finish which doesn't comlpiment the thin-ness of the beer, especially being 6.4 percent abv, it needs more body and a little more carbontation for sure.
O-Overall I really liked this beer very much and hope I get another chance to try it super fresh and maybe they decide to tweek the mouthfeel and carbonation. ;) Very glad I picked up a sixer. And recomend this definetely.

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Photo of LittleDon
4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brown with light head and minimal lacing. Low head retention. The aroma has elements of fruit, light coffee, caramel, and citrus. Flavor is rich, somewhere between stout and porter. Coffee, toasted bread, pineapples, malt. Medium body and low-medium carbonation. Some bitterness on the finish.

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Brewer's Cut Dry-Hopped Porter from Real Ale Brewing Company
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