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Texas Crude - Texas Big Beer

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27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.85%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeardedRiker on 12-14-2012)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a pint glass.

Great name, as this poured a jet black stream into the glass with a thick tan head. The head was fizzy at first, more like a soft drink head, but settle into a giant foamy head that lingered, but didn't leave any lacing.

Smell is mostly burnt/roasted malt. I know there were hops there, but I couldn't pick them out as much as I expected.

Taste was good and improved as it warmed. Early, it was all roasted malt and coffee with some dark chocolate, but as it warmed the dark fruit and hoppiness appeared, which was nice.

The mouthfeel was about perfect for this style as many end up too watery.

Not my favorite beer, but enjoyable. I am used to the more English Porter style which is a little less roasty tasting, but this one grew on me.

Labeorphile, Dec 06, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance was something a bit more like an imperial stout than a porter, although I'm not sure how much that is really going to matter here. The color is jet black without room between any two molecules of inky blackness for light to pass through. The head was about a half a finger and was lightly brown, but didn't last too long. There was ample lacing in thin sheets as the head went down.

The aroma was initially roasty, with a little burnt malt as an accent, and some subtle dark fruit notes. There was also some sweetness, brown sugar and molasses come to mind.

I think the taste was considerably more bold than the aroma. There's a real nice dark malt and roasty malt component that's up front, with side notes of coffee, chocolate, and just a tinge of burnt malt character. Sweetness is also a major component of the flavor, with a real nice brown sugar component, with a touch of blackstrap molasses as an accent. My take is that the chocolate component is more of a milk chocolate one than a dark chocolate one, and I don't taste much of the semi-sweet baker's chocolate flavors that I sometimes get from stouts or robust porters.

I rather like the mouthfeel. It's not real heavy or thick, but isn't overly watery or too thin either. The medium mouthfeel is well suited for this beer's flavor and alcohol profile. And by the way, I really can't taste or smell any alcohol in this beer.

My overall impression is that this is a fine porter, and having tried it, I want to try more beers from this brewery.

The bottom line is that a local brewery has produced a fine and tasty beer which is available for sale in my local area stores (at a reasonable price too!). Anytime someone can buy local beers from local breweries, it's a good day for us all. Support local breweries and businesses. For me that means picking up another variety of Big Texas Beers next time I'm near the liquor store.

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Texas Crude from Texas Big Beer
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