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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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The quality of the cold brewed coffee that goes into Texas Exile is important to us. That’s why we hooked up with MA coffee roaster Barismo. These guys are as serious about coffee as we are about beer. About 33 gallons of cold brewed coffee goes into each batch of Texas Exile right before fermentation, adding the perfect compliment to the brown sugar and oatmeal flavors of this huge imperial porter. Breakfast just got a punch in the neck.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kathouse (1069) - Nevada, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Coffee and chocolate aromas are dense. Nice thick brown foam tops the full body. Not too bitter. A very pleasant drinker.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (5054) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2014
4/V/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ Bitter Zoet (Zonhoven) - BB: n/a (2014-480) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!

Black beer, creamy beige to brown head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: mocha, sugary, some chlorine, dark chocolate. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: mocha, coffee, pretty roasted, caramel, bitter touch, bit sugary, more coffee. Aftertaste: caramel, sweet touch, lots of coffee, pretty bitter, bit sourish, red fruits, sugary, hop bitter ending.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JerseyHophead (21) - California, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Pours a dark brown almost black with minimal head retention. Nose of coffee but with clear notes of cocoa. On the front end there is a flash of booziness but the flavor is dominated by roasted coffee beans. It finishes with a bitter note, akin to strong black coffee. Overall, I really enjoyed this beer. It’s a bit stronger than smoglifter (the other stout I had recently from the same brewery), but the strength seems more tied to the coffee notes than anything else. I wouldn’t call this a starter stout, because of the strength but for the more experienced palate, it’s definitely worth a drink.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3234) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Hop City ATL bottle (10/04/12) I’m pretty sure I only bought because it was a special. Dark brown pour that reminded me of Coke but with a milk chocolate like head. Big sweet aroma that has cocoa powder, a hint of molasses, brown sugar and some dark fruit. Espresso bitterness plus some dark malt in the flavor. Maybe a little more heat from the 10.5 ABV than expected. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5834) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Pours a very dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma has a mix of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is more of the same but is a little bit heavier on the coffee. I also get a little bit of cream and oat notes in the flavor. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9388) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle... Pours black with a small, creamy, beige head. Great retention. Black mocha, toasted tree nuts and vanilla mingle nicely to form a bold, rich bouquet. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and laid-back carbonation. The bittersweet flavor features charcoal, dark-roast coffee and black malt. Finishes burnt, hearty and nourishing. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7879) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2014
Bottle. Ashy chocolate-coffee malt and alcohol aroma. Oil black with moderate tan head. Wood ash, chocolate and coffee ground malt flavor. Mildly bitter herbal finish. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (8101) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee, dunkle Früchte. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig schokoladig, Kaffee, dunkle überreife Früchte, minimal säuerlich.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (817) - Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Big smoky spicy beer. Dark dark pour. Huge coffee and roasted malts in nose. Aroma adds a touch of spice, but still a lot of roasted heavy malts. Full bodied. Light carbonation. Pretty good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2056) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Brash texas exile "ale brewed with coffee." Mercury brewing. Light brown head over a near black body. Lacing coats the glass. Pleasantly boozy aftertaste. 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. O: very good. 10.5% ABV is very well hidden.


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