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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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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

308 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 308
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.38%
Wants: 30
Gots: 55 | 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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fourstringer

Maryland

4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. No clear date on the label. Stamped 6801210, whatever that might mean. Floating cowboy head. 100th review!

A: Very dark, opaque brown with 1 finger of caramel-colored head. Good retention. Lots of lacing. Boom!

S: Dark chocolate, roasted malt, mocha. Nice and assertive. Faint smoky pepper if I strain. Trace indistinct hop. Light booze.

T: Great chocolate, roasted malt sweetness develops into a round, balancing bitterness. Semi-dry finish. Chipotle develops in the aftertaste as a light chili heat - a perfect amount, really. Touch of coffee. Light alcohol.

M: Smooth, moderate/low carbonation with a pretty full body. Very solid.

O: Delicious porter with excellent chocolate notes. Superb treatment of the chipotle-infused heat. A little more smokiness would have sat nicely in the mix, but this was all-around good drinkin'.

Prost!

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 01:41:03 | More by fourstringer
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

01-08-2014 22:38:41 | More by SoonerNY
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Baab200

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

01-05-2014 22:25:17 | More by Baab200
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

12-24-2013 23:03:03 | More by orangesol
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-14-2013 21:34:57 | More by jaydoc
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Angryzen

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-10-2013 06:21:36 | More by Angryzen
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jagada

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

12-07-2013 17:35:55 | More by jagada
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Nick_RobertsM3

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

12-04-2013 20:51:01 | More by Nick_RobertsM3
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Mattias

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

12-02-2013 18:54:21 | More by Mattias
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Benesi88

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

11-22-2013 16:38:15 | More by Benesi88
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Guitars_and_beer

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-17-2013 07:54:15 | More by Guitars_and_beer
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Artjsantos

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

11-09-2013 15:00:41 | More by Artjsantos
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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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TheBiercast

Indiana

4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark as your soul after cheating on your wife. This porter clearly spent all of its time sleeping on the couch for months waiting to sign divorce papers and give up half of its earnings. A wonderful mocha brown head lingers for a very long time as you drink this porter. If eyes were your only clue to how this beer tasted you would have no reason to believe it wasn’t gooey chocolate paradise. The carbonation isn’t too intense. But, it is definitely more carbonated than a lot of porters.

Smell: It’s a lot like what you’d expect given the name. Spicy nose. Lots of pepper lingering over the top of a great chocolately foundation. Can find a lot coffee roastiness in it as well. Really pleasant kick in the smell.

Taste: Think of biting into a perfect piece of chocolate candy and then out of nowhere, while you’re chewing, chasing it with a chili pepper. That’s exactly how it tastes. It is smooth and velvety at the start, but as soon as you get to the middle of the taste it starts the burn and that lasts all the way down your throat and warms your stomach. Great base of coffee like you’d expect. I could imagine myself drinking this with some canned beans on a fire I made in the Old West with John Wayne. Extremely interesting, and wonderfully spicy.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, but not creamy like a stout. It has the classic bottom dropping out of a porter. Good amount of carbonation in the roof of your mouth.

Overall: Of all sort of gimmicky beers, this is one of my favorites of all time. It is not something I could drink every day because I think I couldn’t deal with the heartburn. But, it is certainly worth the buy any time you see it. And pour one for your friend before he/she knows what you’re giving him/her. They will either love you for life, or hate you for a few minutes until they give you their beer back and you drink it all yourself.

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Serving type: bottle

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California

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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Texas Ranger (Chipotle Porter) from Mikkeller ApS
90 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.