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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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Ratings: 318
Reviews: 151
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.38%
Wants: 32
Gots: 54 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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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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5/5  rDev +23.8%

dbol, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

jheezee, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%

valkyre65, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

gulden, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of tsauce2
3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P: Bottle poured in to pint glass.

A: SRM is dark brown. Semi-translucent. Head was dark tan/brown, 1 in, dissipates to line the rim of the glass. Medium carbonation. Medium lacing.

S: Light roasted malt, semi sweet, light pepper notes.

T: Good porter flavor. Nicely malted, some chocolate notes and light coffee notes. The only thing I got from the chipotle was a little smokiness. Not much pepper flavor or heat, but my heat tolerance is off the charts, so my palate is skewed in this aspect. Aftertaste is slightly malty and chocolatey.

M: Medium bodied. Maltiness and carbonation give a slightly creamy texture. Light smoke notes contribute to a dry finish.

O: Not bad, but not really impressed. For a beer that is called "Chipotle Porter" and being made by Mikkeller, I was expecting a more ingredient heavy beer and was expecting to be able to taste chipotle. Otherwise, this was a good porter, but a bit pricey.

tsauce2, Dec 02, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

kjkinsey, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%

Exiled, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of Viciousknishs
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- pours dark dark almost black brown. Two fingers of dark tan head with great retention. Sticky lacing.

S- semisweet chocolate blends with a dried smokey chipotle pepper aroma. Lots of roasty malt on the finish.

T- starts of with a rich cocolate flavor with a roasty malt flavor bitterness. The smokey pepper flavor blends in with a hint of coffee. Nice heat on the backend.

MF- slick mouthfeel with a medium body and light soft carbonation.

D- good drinkability

overall a superb beverage.

Viciousknishs, Nov 29, 2011
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3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew was something I was looking really forward to trying. The peppered beers really spark my interest. The beer poured out as a really dark brown color, it poured out looking much thicker than a porter also. The head on the beer was tan in color and had a nice sticky lacing to it. The smell of the beer was roasted and had just a minor touch of pepper on the nose. The taste was fun, I didn't get much pepper in the first sip... There was plenty of roasted chocolate flavors at first. As I drank the beer the pepper really started to come through. There was a subtle amount of heat in the aftertaste that I enjoyed a lot. The mouthfeel was creamy and thick feeling. Overall I though this brew was very nice. I wouldn't decline it if I happened to see it around again one day.

Knapp85, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours jet black and a finger size of mocha colored foam head that settles slightly and leaves a very nice thin cover over the top. There is nice lacing to the glass as well

S: There is a decent amount of sweetness mixed with a slight vegetal aroma. No spice off the noise like I was expecting

T: There is a healthy amount of whiskey flavor, but its very mellow and well done. It doesn't over-do the palette. Nice amount of chocolate and slight amount of roasted malts. Not really sure that the chipotle comes through in the taste, but there is a vegetal aftertaste that doesn't sit very well. Maybe I got an old batch and thats the reason for no spice???

M: Moderate-to-heavy mouthfeel. Carbonation is perfect. Easy to drink as it doesn't sit heavy.

O: I was expecting a little more from the aroma and also a kick or at the very least a hint of spice... but none was there. It has a very solid grain bill and great whiskey flavors.

codsmith, Nov 24, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

PEIhop, Nov 23, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

djrn2, Nov 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

JAHMUR, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Rempo, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%

DoctorB2B, Nov 19, 2011
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

cpinto6, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%

nmann08, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

HopStoopid120, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

kkrez, Nov 15, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

DoubleJ, Nov 15, 2011
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

sbricker, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Jspriest, Nov 14, 2011
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4.68/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a pint glass. This pours a pitch black stout color with a nice Mocha head, a beautiful beer. The smells are of roasted malts, espresso, a hint of pepper. The feel is somewhat thick and creamy. With the taste, I definitely get the peppers which were light in smell, anyways the taste is of nice roasted malts, a little alcohol burn on the way down with a nice peppery finish, I loved this beer exceptional.

DavidST, Nov 14, 2011
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4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Seriously good beer.

Black in color with a small rust-colored head. Nice contrast. A little bit of lace.

Roasted malt aroma. Cocoa and ground coffee. Peppery.

The flavors work together quite well. Chocolate and espresso. Pepper. Great afterburn.

Just the right amount of heat in this porter. Assertive, not aggressive.

Thoroughly enjoyed this.

lordofthewiens, Nov 08, 2011
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4.63/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A – Gorgeous. Mikkeller never disappoints on appearance. Burnt caramel head with towering foam and sheets of lace. Bowling ball black body.

S – Chocolate malted milk balls, bitter cocoa powder. Woody second note with raisins, paprika, and chipotle smoke.

T – Big roast malt with burnt edges. An acidic char bite brightens the center of the drink as a dry smoky chili note glows in the back of your throat.

M – Medium-full body is smooth with a lingering dry heat.

O – Delicious, smooth and creamy. Fantastic smoky chili character with a heat that builds through the drink.

vfgccp, Nov 03, 2011
Texas Ranger (Chipotle Porter) from Mikkeller ApS
90 out of 100 based on 318 ratings.