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Texas Exile - Brash Brewing Company

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very good

129 Ratings

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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brash Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rab53 on 10-22-2012)
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3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 vintage draft at Owen & Engine, served in a tulip.
Jet black with tan mocha foam, leaves lots of spindly lacing. Wispy skim settles across the surface.

Aroma has a slight oxidized roast malt note, though not distracting. Mellow coffee and bakers chocolate beyond that.

Bitter dry bakers chocolate, espresso with cream, smooth. Lingering dry bitter finish. Nicely mellowed after 2 years. Overall a nice little coffee and chocolate number.

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Pours a black color. 1/3 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of alcohol, roasted malt, hops, slight pine, sweet malt, chocolate, and a hint of coffee. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is a strong bitterness from the roasted malt. Fits the style of an American Porter. Tastes of coffee, roasted malt, slight sweet malt, alcohol, slight chocolate, hint of hops, hint of dark citrus, and slight pine. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, and blend. The coffee is strong, but not overpowering.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

From the 650 ml bottle. Sampled on August 24, 2014.

Black pour basically with a modest tan head that becomes a ring.

Aroma of dark roast coffee primarily with dark fruit that may actually be booze, which I get a lot of.

Full body.

The alcohol presents itself more firmly in the taste with, again, coffee and a lingering bitter finish. I had to drink it very slowly.

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3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark brown, just colour around the edge up to the light. Head is ochre, speckly, with decent bubbles. Lacing is not that great, but otherwise looks like a nice stout or porter.

Smells hugely coffee-esque. Very bitter spice, lots of earthy spice notes, almost vegemitey and yeasty. Nice heavy bitterness, but ultimately just oddly yeasty. At times, at least. First smell is quite good.

Tastes bitter, nice roasty notes with a touch of espresso. More the roast aspects of coffee though and none of the spicy complexity. Slight nuttiness on there, decent most of the way with dark bitterness underlying it all. There's a slight unpleasantness to that dark bitterness, but otherwise fairly well-balanced, and tastes OK.

Decent body, bit dry; feels OK for the most part.

Nice porter, but could use a touch more malt coming through, just feels very bitter and otherwise the yeast just shows through a bit too much.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz brown bomber purchased from Jane's Beer Store in Mountain View, CA. Brought back to Sydney and shared with Sam.

Pours a lovely rich dark brown colour, with a fine head of mocha that leaves little sprigs of tight lace. Body is thick and nicely heavy; it leaves a beautiful set of streaky carbonation. Really beautiful look to it.

Nose is also really lovely. Tight, toasty richness with overtones of coffee and nut bread, and a slightly dusty, perhaps peppery tone that gives it a leavened character. Plenty of solid nutty sweetness underneath as well—it's a really very genuinely good aroma.

Taste is also good. Smooth, rich sweetness with a pronounced savoury nuttiness that develops into a roasty bite on the back. Middle has some smoothness from the malt, and a full palate that really helps the complexities develop. A touch of smoke and almost a vinous character on the back palate help sustain some of the richer more broad tones of the roast. It's really quite pleasant stuff.

Feel is lovely and smooth, with a bite from the roast.

Overall, this is a really lovely brew, and I'll be honest, I didn't quite expect it to be this good. It has the richness on the palate to support a lot of complexity, and while the complexity is subtle, it is certainly present. It gives a lot of nuanced style to a beer that could have been pretty by-the-numbers. Really very good stuff.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown, almost black, with minimal head retention and minimal carbonation.

The nose contains distinct coffee notes but there is definitely some cocoa present as well.

There's a bit of booziness upon sipping but the dominant flavor is of roasted coffee beans. It finishes bitter, but not like an IPA, rather like a cup of strong black coffee tinged with alcohol.

I wouldn't recommend this for someone just starting to get into beer but I really enjoyed it and it is one of the better coffee stouts I've had. It's strong but not overwhelming and just full of flavor. The alcohol is present in the taste but only just (though I will say I felt it's effects more than anticipated).

Bottom line: if you like stouts, definitely give it a try; if you have a taste for coffee, you'll likely enjoy it; and, if you are just looking to experiment a bit with bold flavored brews, this is a good one to look into.

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Texas Exile from Brash Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.