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Texas Ranger (Chipotle Porter) - Mikkeller ApS

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Texas Ranger (Chipotle Porter)Texas Ranger (Chipotle Porter)

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307 Ratings
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Ratings: 307
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.38%
Wants: 30
Gots: 54 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed with Chipotle Chilli Peppers at De Proef, Belgium.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 06-16-2010)
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jheezee

Texas

5/5  rDev +23.8%

12-10-2011 06:09:28 | More by jheezee
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kkrez

Colorado

5/5  rDev +23.8%

11-15-2011 18:26:48 | More by kkrez
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genitempo

Texas

5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Guzzles nicely into a pint glass. Short-lived cream-colored head that sticks to the sides a bit. Good, black body.

S- Musty and rich, with a bit of warmth hitting the nose.

T- Beautifully done. Sappy and robust but not overly-alcoholic. Finishes very clean. But the best comes later, a rich heat build on your palate from the Chipotle Chiles.

MF- Thick and syrupy, but not too heavy. Minimal foam/carbonation.

O- I've tasted a lot of collab. beers that Mikkeller has done with Jester King, but this is a brilliant intro to their independent stuff. This is the way experimental beers should be approached. This beer stays within the noble limits of what a truly impressive porter yields, but dances into a new realm of experimentation. Top Notch.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2012 02:41:47 | More by genitempo
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dbol

Missouri

5/5  rDev +23.8%

12-10-2011 17:56:56 | More by dbol
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abomb9581


5/5  rDev +23.8%

06-23-2014 20:57:08 | More by abomb9581
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Stan4sons


5/5  rDev +23.8%

06-14-2014 00:31:45 | More by Stan4sons
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SquidVicious

Texas

5/5  rDev +23.8%

10-01-2012 02:59:59 | More by SquidVicious
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MystikCelt

New York

5/5  rDev +23.8%

02-06-2012 05:04:21 | More by MystikCelt
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +23.8%

11-16-2011 05:06:57 | More by HopStoopid120
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stairwell2811bre

Iowa

5/5  rDev +23.8%

02-05-2012 22:48:24 | More by stairwell2811bre
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Rempo

Indiana

5/5  rDev +23.8%

11-20-2011 18:45:11 | More by Rempo
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +23.8%

11-14-2011 16:31:05 | More by Jspriest
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gulden

Australia

5/5  rDev +23.8%

12-08-2011 09:27:08 | More by gulden
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Oneeighthcuban

Minnesota

4.83/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really enjoyed this beer. The heat of the chipotle comes through at the end but isn't overwhelming. There is a strong chocolate flavor as well, that balances extremely well with the heat. Flavor became more complex as the beer warmed. Very tasty and will buy again if I see it again.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2011 22:34:36 | More by Oneeighthcuban
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mattster

Texas

4.78/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served on tap in a Bordeaux style glass at Grape Juice in Kerrville, Texas.

Brew has a chocolate froth colored head of about 1" over a dark, opaque brew. Smell is of coffee.... with light hints of mocha.

Taste follows coffee smell is well balanced flavors. Very smooth and chipotle flavor is subtle; just right in my opinion. I've had other chipotle brews which - to me - seemed far too "hot." Texas Ranger is perfect, IMHO.

Excellent mouthfeel and finish is quick and pleasant - especially considering this is a porter.

I hope to visit GJ again to try this wonderful brew.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2010 04:05:24 | More by mattster
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stlunatic15

California

4.78/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750ml to an English Pub glass.

A - Extremely black color with a very dark head. This head isn't just off-white, this is literally a beige-colored head. LOTS of foam. Seems to be very carbonated.

S - Smokey chocolate. No hint of chipotle peppers yet - but as of now it is pure chocolate, toffee, and butterscotch.

T - The smoke is there, slightly spicy, but I personally don't taste the chili peppers. The chocolate aroma was very intimidating - as there is not a single hint of chocolate taste in this beer (very interesting). I feel a slight heat sensation in the back of my throat (assuming it's the chipotle). Spicy for a porter.

M - Thick, syrupy, slightly chewy. Goes down easily until that chipotle kicks you in the ass towards the end. This beer has got some heat/spice to it - Mikkeller doesn't disappoint.

Overall: This is by far one of the most complex, interesting beers I've had (that I can remember). I've had a few chipotle porters prior to this, but this one blows all of them out of the water. It literally seems like I just ate a bunch of peppers - this beer will sneak up on you and unleash its spice content. It's not exactly 'spicy', but the smokey flavors and aromas leave my taste buds feeling like I had just swallowed a whole habanero.

Out of the all the beers I have reviewed, this was honestly one of the most difficult ones to review, since there is SO much going on. I highly recommend this; not because it's a good beer, but because it is an incredibly fascinating one. This beer is definitely worth the buy, and I hope to drink it again one day. Cheers

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2012 08:17:20 | More by stlunatic15
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EastBay_Nick

California

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

07-13-2013 21:04:56 | More by EastBay_Nick
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sjones5045

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

07-06-2014 20:06:34 | More by sjones5045
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Okisailor

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

08-13-2013 19:52:05 | More by Okisailor
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TomTom


4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

03-21-2012 15:05:31 | More by TomTom
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nlmartin

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer came my way via secret santa 2010. The beer was served chilled in an Imperial Pint glass.

Appearance: The beer looked delicious as I poured it into my glass. The body of the beer is black and impervious to light. The head was a thick nugget coloration with mega head retention. The lacing on my glass looks like the film from chocolate milk. Seldom have I seen a beer this inviting.

Smell: Darkly roasted coffee and semi sweet peppered azteca cocoa swirl around my nose. Nice earthy and smokey tones flirt with this malty beer. Very nicely executed.

Taste: I love the bold no bullshit roasted and toasted malt flavors that charge my palate. A bit of semi sweet cocoa starts to round out the flavor then a flash of smoke followed by a very pleasing spicy pepper hit. The execution of the flavors in this beer are no bullshit but well balanced. The spice level is perfect.

Mouthfeel / Drinkabilty: The body of the beer is creamy and full bodied. The carbonation is low but works very well. This isnt a beer I could or would drink alot of in a setting. I shared the 750 with my wife and this was the perfect amount. The beer paired very well with a dark salty bacon chocolate bar.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2010 14:56:54 | More by nlmartin
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MisledTitan

United Kingdom (England)

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

04-26-2013 23:09:44 | More by MisledTitan
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ncelauro

New York

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

11-05-2013 00:11:34 | More by ncelauro
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spw109

New York

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

07-27-2013 09:55:46 | More by spw109
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hosehead83

Ohio

4.72/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a big"bomber" bottle into a wine goblet.
Deep brown/black in color, with a big frothy head of dark tan foam. Very inviting!
Aroma-Coffee, chocolate and faint roasted chilies
Taste-Wow! Creamy chocolate, coffee with rich cream and a fantastic smoky/spicy wave of chipotle pepper that weaves in and out with every sip. A mouth warming balance of creamy semi-chocolate sweetness and smoky spiciness that make your tastebuds stand up and salute and then bow down in unworthyness. This brew cries out for a food pairing: Black pepper rubbed steak,spicy tacos,chili, or any BBQ dish.
Truly one of the most flavorfully bold and tasty porters I have ever had. Find a food match, or just sip slowly and savor. A must try if you are a big flavor porter or stout lover.
Get Some!!!

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 17:20:44 | More by hosehead83
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Texas Ranger (Chipotle Porter) from Mikkeller ApS
90 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.