Barrel Aged Shade Grown Coffee Poter | Real Ale Brewing Company

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85
very good
10 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by armock on 03-07-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
10
Reviews:
5
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
11.7%
 
 
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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of zonker17
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of phishbone23
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of TexAggie011
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of BeerHunter76
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of vickersspitfire
3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass and got a thick tan head(about two fingers thick) that quickly dissipates into a finger thick creamy covering. The body is dark with dark amber/maroon hues on the outer portions of the beer. I pick up some mild malts cream and slight fruity aromas come through. Its got a light mouth feel to it and is bitter throughout the tasting. The aftertaste is a bit bitter as well, this is an interesting beer that’s quite simple and taste good and goes down easy.

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Photo of mhenson42
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of jamescain
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to texasclimber for saving some to share with me.

Poured from a self-capped bottle that was transferred from I presume a growler and then poured into my sniffer.

Appearance: It pours dark and thick looking with no head, only large bubbles on the top that quickly fade.

Aroma: Huge amounts of bourbon and wood. This is the most oak I have ever smelled from a beer. It as like placing your head in a barrel and smelling. Vanilla, caramel, and molasses compliment the oaky aroma.

Taste: Pretty boozy! Bourbon dominate, with hints of vanilla and roasted grain.

Mouthfeel: I can't knock it for being under-carbonated, due to the way I was given this beer so take this part and the appearance with a grain of salt. Virtually no carbonation (due to the beer being transferred and the age in the bottle I assume), thick with a noticeable alcohol burn. There are also some tannins that I presume come from the barrel.

Overall: It would be nice to have some proper bottles of this beer and age them a bit to decrease the alcohol in the nose and perhaps the tannins. I enjoyed it and was glad that I got to try it since I couldn't make it to the anniversary party.

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Photo of JonathanL7890
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Ginger man in Austin. Poured into a shaker pint with a 1 finger head that dissipated fairly quickly. Appearance is thick black. Aroma is roast malt. Coffee chocolate some spicy hop presence. Small amount of fruityesters.
Taste is a nice rich chocolatey with some coffee notes. Some roast character lingers in the aftertaste but isn't astringent.
Mouthfeel is medium heavy with a pleasing aftertaste.
Overall this is a very delicious beer that I look forward to every year.

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Photo of champ103
3.48/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque brown color. A one finger beige head forms, but recedes in a minute. Light lace is left behind.
S: Lightly roasted malt and chocolate. Sweet vanilla lingers on.
T: Again, some lightly roasted malt, chocolate, and vanilla. Slightly vinegary and sour. Very interesting.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Easy and smooth to drink. Something I can quaff with no problem.

This is interesting. I can't say that the barrels really add much, except a vanilla sweetness and a very light vinegar character. However, I would recommend this just for the uniqueness.

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Photo of armock
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a very dark brown coor with a thin tan head that fades to a ring

S - Lots of roasted malt with coffee and vanilla scents

T - Lots of coffee flavor with a nice vanilla touch without the extra alcohol of most barrels

M - This beer has a thinner body with medium carbonation to it

D - this is about as drinkable as you can get for a barrel aged beer great taste hats easy to drink if you find it on tap get it

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Barrel Aged Shade Grown Coffee Poter from Real Ale Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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