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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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317 Ratings
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Ratings: 317
Reviews: 151
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.38%
Wants: 32
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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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

10-26-2013 02:08:43 | More by GRG1313
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wanderlust389

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

10-14-2013 02:49:12 | More by wanderlust389
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tjmodica

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

10-07-2013 00:11:42 | More by tjmodica
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

09-19-2013 06:19:32 | More by schnarr84
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BryantForestry

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

09-19-2013 01:54:12 | More by BryantForestry
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beernads

Florida

4/5  rDev -1%

09-12-2013 19:19:17 | More by beernads
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AlexChillton

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

09-07-2013 20:31:22 | More by AlexChillton
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Googs

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

09-05-2013 14:40:35 | More by Googs
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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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BKBassist

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-06-2013 05:33:01 | More by BKBassist
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adamdarcy

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

08-01-2013 02:17:17 | More by adamdarcy
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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%

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.

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%

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.

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
Texas Ranger (Chipotle Porter) from Mikkeller ApS
90 out of 100 based on 317 ratings.