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Texas Exile - Brash Brewing Company

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very good

111 Ratings

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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brash Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, 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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Reviews by jlindros:
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4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours blacker and thicker than Texas gold, a dark mocha colored creamy 1/2 finger head that fades at a med pace, decent lacing, thick legs as well, no light coming through this puppy.

Nose is quite nice, rich dark malts, tons of fresh brewed coffee, light roasted malt, plenty of dark and bakers chocolate, light chalky powdered choc, little creamy, light bitter earthy hops, fresh roasted coffee beans come out more add it warms.

Taste starts with lots of coffee, fresh roasted beans and coffee grounds, no real acrid burnt flavors either, with just a bit of roasted malt. Smooth and rich malts come through, big chocolate, bakers and quite bitter dark choc, little chalky powdered cocoa, hint black patent, some caramel and vanilla like. Bitterness is strong, mostly from the dark roasty malts but some earthy hops as well, a strong earthy bitter dark chocolate and some char. Just a touch of warming booze. Bitterness ramps and brings a spicy earthy chewy hop finish that lingers, big mouth coating that sits there giving lingering roasted malt, dark bitter chocolate, and fresh coffee.

Mouth is huge, thick rich little creamy, dark tasting even, just a little warming booze.

Overall quite nice. Lots of dark malts, chocolate, many fresh coffee flavors, nice earthy spicy hops as well. Tasty and fairly drinkable. I should try aging a bottle as well.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 00:02:04 | More by jlindros
More User Reviews:
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3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 06:57:40 | More by laituegonflable
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

07-02-2014 09:17:04 | More by LakerLeith
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-23-2014 02:39:23 | More by Red_Raccoon
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4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 07:18:09 | More by lacqueredmouse
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4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 04:43:56 | More by JerseyHopHead
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-07-2014 16:22:18 | More by greenspointexas
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South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-30-2014 06:21:13 | More by schimschim
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-15-2014 17:26:54 | More by avschmitt
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-13-2014 23:47:57 | More by jmbot4371
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-06-2014 00:45:30 | More by kraticus41
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-30-2014 22:33:20 | More by GTB
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South Carolina

3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brash Texas Exile "ale brewed with coffee" and "Mercury brewing" on the humorous label.

A: Light brown head over a near black body. Lacing coats the glass.

S: Coffee and caramel dominate the aroma which also has a hint of toffee.

Coffee and dark roasted malts dominate the flavor, with good balance ... meaning the roasted grains dominate the coffee. The coffee is obvious but not overdone in the lingering aftertaste either. Rich but a bit lacking in complexity. Pleasantly boozy aftertaste.

O: very good. 10.5% ABV is very well hidden.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 00:39:18 | More by chinchill
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

03-15-2014 17:19:35 | More by skaboom420
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3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A-black with a brown head that leaves a good lace
S-coffee, cocoa, chocolate, and a sweet sugar with a roasted aroma
T-coffee taste a chocolate background that turns to a very bitter roasted hop aftertaste that last til the finish
M-full body and medium carbonation
O-the taste was overpowering coffee taste that goes to an overpowering roasted bitterness with a coffee flavor the whole way

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 03:53:13 | More by a0lbudman
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

01-27-2014 04:07:11 | More by Conway
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

01-23-2014 06:17:45 | More by beernads
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Quebec (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a rather large brown foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of dry coffee notes with some floral undertones and some light dry roasted malt notes are also noticeable. Taste is also dominated by some floral dry coffee notes with some dry roasted bitter malt notes. Body is quite full with nice creamy texture with some good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Nice use of floral coffee notes with solid porter base.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 02:27:27 | More by Phyl21ca
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-09-2014 01:47:56 | More by dantezeull
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

01-07-2014 03:54:53 | More by BrooBub
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-05-2014 23:10:37 | More by XmnwildX12
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-30-2013 20:29:59 | More by TigerOwl
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

12-11-2013 02:32:20 | More by canucklehead
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4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle, bottled on 11/28/12. Guess I'll find out if I should have drank this one sooner or not, I've had this bottle for about 6 months now and just haven't got around to drinking it until tonight. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head that sticks around a while. There's also a lot of lacing. The brew smells like coffee, roasted malt, milk and bittersweet chocolate, and some brown sugar. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there's also some burnt/charred malt, and a bit of a mineral flavor noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's slick and creamy with a decent amount of carbonation. After a year, I think this has held up pretty well. I liked it a lot, it's a good coffee beer. It's nice and roasty. Next time I'd like to to try a fresher bottle of this. $10.49 a bomber.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 01:36:01 | More by bluejacket74
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

11-17-2013 03:31:06 | More by Rasmon
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Texas Exile from Brash Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.