I chose the Real Ale Coffee Porter. If coffee is going to be in the name of my beer, I expect bold coffee flavor. I was surprised when the hint of coffee was actually more like a background note in the taste. It was subtle and not overwhelming. By the end of the pint I was actually glad the coffee flavors weren't so powerful, but I would have named this porter something that denoted a subtle coffee taste.
I did love the feel of this brew, and while it did not blow my mind I would probably drink it again. I did expect less carbonation and more richness, but it was a nice balance. Not too carbonated, but more so than expected with a porter.
Overall, a good porter, but if you're a coffee snob like me, you may want a porter with stronger coffee notes. Cheers!
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