Brewer's Cut: Cafe De Olla | Real Ale Brewing Company

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4.19/5
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31 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States
realalebrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Porter with distinctive character of the Mexican style coffee.

IBU: 35. OG Plato: 16°

Added by Texasfan549 on 02-24-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,170
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
31
pDev:
8.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1
Gots:
5
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4.99/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pens1967
3.84/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dicers
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MaddDogg84
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of aufie
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of aknalley
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Premo88
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into snifter
(best before July 25, 2016)

L: clear dark red; minimal head, 1/4-inch tall, beige foam that dissipates quickly; thin collar, no stick or lace

S: dust ... ice cold it renders little, but as it warms, milk chocolate, sweet creamy coffee; no coffee astringency or sharp aromas, much more like a salty Mexican coffee bean; hint of espresso

T: chocolate ... even cold, it has a sweet chocolate flavor; as it warms, creamy coffee; right in midswallow it has an earthy bitter bite that's immediately smoothed out by a sweet coffee flavor; has a slight medicinal flavor at times, but even when you think it's building up and taking over, a big rush of milk chocolate flavor washes it away

F: midweight with good carbonation, much lighter than the big slick stouts but still plenty of heft

O: fantastic coffee beer, perhaps the best I've had yet and good enough that I hope Real Ale considers keeping it around; the chocolate aromas and flavors are the highlight for me; very sweet but with just enough of an earthy bitterness to remind you it's beer; a crowning achievement in the Brewer's Cut series, which has yet to produce a yet for me

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4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jovial_Libations
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

4 pack of bottles obtained from Trader Joe's for around $9. Poured into glass. Tasty balanced porter/cream ale flavor going on here. Definetely get both the coffee and cream in there but not heavy at all. Would love to see this become a regular in their lineup . At around $10 a six pack I'd buy it all day. My current fav porter along with Death by Coconut.

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4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mig100
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jdimento
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roybert
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stengelfoot
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BdM
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Received as an extra in a box from a regular trader. Great spice aroma. Not overpowering. Cinnamon, coffee, spice...nice. Flavor is where this thing takes it to the next level. This really reminds me of the first release of Stone Xocoveza. Solid flavor profile. Not too much spice. Balanced. Coffee. Delicious. Hoping I can get more sent my way.

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4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter glass.

Appearance is dark brown (almost black) with one finger thick head. Pretty good lacing around the glass.

Smell is delicate coffee flavors, some cream and vanilla. there is a hint of chocolate and roasted malt as well with no signs of alcohol.

Taste follows the nose but the milk/cream flavors are less pronounced. The coffee flavors are really nice as in the aroma. Bitterness and alcohol presence are both low.

Mouth feel is medium bodied and creamy with a slight watery feel. The carbonation is low to moderate.

Overall this is a very good coffee porter. It is relatively easy to drink and the coffee flavors are really good. The body could be slightly thicker, but drink fresh and enjoy.

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4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.81/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Brewer's Cut: Cafe De Olla from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 31 ratings