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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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306 Ratings
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Ratings: 306
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.62%
Wants: 29
Gots: 53 | FT: 4
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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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ddedhed

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1%

07-29-2013 03:13:30 | More by ddedhed
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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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Poupae

Thailand

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-24-2013 05:50:33 | More by Poupae
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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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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

07-11-2013 00:51:39 | More by WOLFGANG
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JohnQBeer

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

07-08-2013 03:51:54 | More by JohnQBeer
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pwoody11

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-07-2013 11:55:38 | More by pwoody11
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SimonTja

Sweden

3/5  rDev -25.7%

07-04-2013 14:02:52 | More by SimonTja
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Huge chocolate head atop an inky black body. Beautiful lacing and surface foam.

Smell - Deep roasted malts. Very chocolatey. No chipotle in the nose. Some smoke.

Taste - Chocolate. Very rich. Some burnt coffee. Peppers start to build in the middle. Not a distinct chipotle flavor. Pepper spice in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Thick and nicely chewy. Spicy. Medium carbonation.

Overall - I think this would be a great porter if it weren't the chipotle.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 00:57:30 | More by Alieniloquium
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Roger55

California

4/5  rDev -1%

06-29-2013 06:34:54 | More by Roger55
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cacostaj

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

06-28-2013 20:06:48 | More by cacostaj
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Jeff for cracking this one. It pours a continuous black, only broken up by the darkest brown and ruby edges that hug the glass. The cloud-like tan head grows as big as the beer itself and is very slow to settle. Thick sheets of lace stick to the glass as the frothy head makes its descent.

Simply put, the aroma is full of roast and spice. Toasted and nearly burnt, roasted malts with some char, coupled with zesty, peppery and chipotle barbecue-ish spices. There's definitely some spicy heat coming off the aroma, and it's backed by a mild smokiness with a light, peaty undercurrent.

The taste pretty much follows through exactly where the aroma leaves off. Pretty smokey up front with a quick rush of BBQ-like chipotle peppers that invade the palate quickly. It's actually not as tingly-spicy as I was expecting, rather the flavor of the peppers and the spices are more prominent than their actual heat; that is definitely a good thing.

Roasty malts are the structure of everything, though they're pretty light in comparison to the heavy chipotle spice. I really like the flavors of this brew; the problem is, they are intense enough to kind of wear the palate down quick. Drinking this is copious amounts would be difficult, even at only 6.6% ABV. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, with a pretty smooth and lightly creamy mouth feel.

Definitely an interesting beer, and even a bit different than most of your smoked options. Chipotle peppers are easily identifiable, and while tasty, a little bit certainly goes a long way. Would be good in smaller pours of 4 oz or so, but finish even half a bottle would be a challenge for me.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 11:16:54 | More by tectactoe
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brycevolk

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-27-2013 19:22:30 | More by brycevolk
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mrebeka

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-27-2013 14:50:54 | More by mrebeka
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-25-2013 07:11:40 | More by Kirk
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corysmith01

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-19-2013 17:43:47 | More by corysmith01
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halo913

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1%

06-12-2013 22:40:35 | More by halo913
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CrazyDavros

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black with a dark tan head.
Nose shows chocolate, coffee, soft roasted malt and liquorice. Very decadent!
Very rich flavours too. Heavy roasted malt with some coffee notes. Not much chipotle flavour but there is a soft burn on the palate. Finish is very roasty.
Rich, syrupy, creamy mouthfeel. Nice.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2013 08:29:55 | More by CrazyDavros
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ediaz

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-09-2013 15:23:19 | More by ediaz
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jpro

South Carolina

2.94/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Single picked up at Ølbutikken in Copenhagen DK. I've had this beer for about two months and decided to crack it open the other night. Poured into shaped glass...

A: Black, with a massive, four-finger head of frothy, thick, milkshake-like head; leaves some serious crusts of lace.

S: Smoked malt; roasty char; plastic (chipotle?)

T: Chocolate malt; roasted malt; leaves an odd aftertaste that I do not particularly find enjoyable.

M: Medium feel; higher carbonation; spicy heat on the finish, but no real pepper flavor; again, finishes with an undesirable flavor on the palate.

O: Smh... pretty much just a porter with a heat kick on the end; nothing really crazy; not really appetizing, either.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 23:13:48 | More by jpro
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.61/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark brown in color with a thick creamy tan head. Spotted lacing.

S: Malts, chocolate and a hint of chile.

T: Sweet chocolage on the front side turns to a mild chipotle smoke and heat on the back end. The heat takes a while to build up but after several sips it is noticeable but not over the top.

M: Medium to heavy but nice.

O: Really solid brew and enjoyable. Sweet for a porter but nice complexity.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 23:40:55 | More by Oakenator
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-03-2013 00:05:39 | More by Chugs13
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Jasonrm72

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-01-2013 01:42:43 | More by Jasonrm72
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AndrewScottPentland

Florida

4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very dark, almost black, color. There's a little bit of brown around the edges, but primarily thick black. It looks to be thick and is coating the glass with a dark brown film. - showing some subtle signs of alcohol. The head is large and is a dark espresso - mocha color.

A dark roasted quality is most prominent in the nose. There are some big caramel/burnt sugar notes. The pepper is leaving a lingering burn in my nostrils. It smells as though it's going to leave some heat on the palette. Not a lot of chocolate and coffee notes. There are very dark roast/burnt flavors and very light sweet sugary flavors - not a lot in between to round it out.

Starts off with a burst of sweetness. The caramel is very prominent and so is the roast - as in the nose. Still lacking those middle of the road chocolately/dark fruit flavors. Finishes with some residual sweetness and mellows out into a nice coffee bitterness. The chipotle could easily be confused as alcohol warmth while the beer is on your mouth, but once you swallow it quickly becomes clear that it is the chipotle spice. I would of liked to see it contribute to the flavor more than just in the aftertaste.

The beer looks thick but doesn't feel as viscus as it looks in the glass. It has a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, but it doesn't hold up to the bold flavors. If it was a bit more full-bodied or more carbonated and effervescent then the mouthfeel would of meshed better with the flavor.

Overall, I nice spicy porter. Not my favorite, but worth trying. Chipotle seemed like an after thought but it played its part okay.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 15:23:59 | More by AndrewScottPentland
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xdtfx

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-28-2013 23:09:33 | More by xdtfx
Texas Ranger (Chipotle Porter) from Mikkeller ApS
90 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.