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Texas Ranger (Chipotle Porter) - Bourbon Barrel Aged - Mikkeller ApS

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Texas Ranger (Chipotle Porter) - Bourbon Barrel Aged
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77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 13.38%
Wants: 12
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
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.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-04-2010)
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4/5  rDev +1%

07-01-2014 03:36:02 | More by Jd2391
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3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

375ml poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Black beer with a huge cascading brown head. A thin cap is left by the end with bits of lace.

Smell - Dense, unsweetened chocolate, green apples, molasses, light spice/chipotles and roast, a bit of a veggie feel. The apple/chocolate/spice combo reminds me of a mini-Apple Brandy Hunahpu's in some ways. Not getting much for bourbon, but an intriguing scent overall.

Taste - A little more roast and char here with some chocolate and caramel to help balance it out. Vegetal and smoky chipotles are a little more intense with some lingering spiciness. Still not getting any bourbon, though some oak barrel seems to make an appearance now and then.

Mouthfeel - Somewhat light and slick mouthfeel with medium-low carbonation. Flashes of alcohol here and there, a bit of a sipper from the dense and spicy flavors.

Overall - I like the dense porter/chipotle interplay, though I was expecting something a bit more.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 00:19:02 | More by Chico1985
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

03-10-2014 02:08:20 | More by kwjd
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

03-09-2014 04:52:35 | More by Train54
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

02-25-2014 15:08:19 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

02-10-2014 02:33:41 | More by Lare453
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4/5  rDev +1%

11-25-2013 16:49:07 | More by SHerninko
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4/5  rDev +1%

10-18-2013 10:53:34 | More by beernads
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4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Mikkeller Bar in SF.

Dark. Opaque. No lacing. Smells like booze; delicious whisky. Tastes delicious. Stoutish. No smoke. Distant chipotle on the aftertaste is obvious. Barrel aging is less so. Finish is dry, bitter, and pleasant. Recommend.

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2013 03:36:49 | More by AgentMunky
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4/5  rDev +1%

09-22-2013 04:20:49 | More by logicerror
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

09-20-2013 07:34:09 | More by akang
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

09-01-2013 17:53:14 | More by -NESTO-
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +26.3%

08-26-2013 02:11:44 | More by ErinnA
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4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at 3floyds brew pub

Appearance - super dark , with ok head retention and good lacing for bba

Smell - smokey porter with a much improved nose thanks to bourbon barrel aging, typical addition of barrel character balances chipotle smoke

Taste - nice smoke and roared flavors, definite chipotle component but waaay better thanks to the addition of bourbon barrels, nice sweetness, vanilla and overall complexity

Mouthfeel - moderate body with a small bite to the finish, barrel adds a boozy sweetness

Overall - great for a chipotle beer, one of the better/best I have tasted

Serving type: on-tap

08-05-2013 23:33:45 | More by Rado
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4.44/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Pitch black, one finger brown head, decent lacing.

S - Chipotle pepper (slightly vegetal), vanilla cream, brown sugar, light bourbon.

T - Dark cocoa, spicy chipotle, oak, brown sugar, light bourbon, lingering chipotle kick.

M - Smooth, thinner side of medium body, medium-low carbonation, dry finish.

O - Body could be bigger and bourbon could be more pronounced, but this still a damn fine beer.

$15.49 at Stateline Liquors. Elkton, MD

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 23:41:28 | More by Rickythejeweler
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4/5  rDev +1%

05-28-2013 12:30:45 | More by brycevolk
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3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with nice tanned head and lacing.

Smell is dusty smoke (gunpowder), bourbon, chocolate, honey. Red wine. Delicious and complex nose.

Taste is vinous- get some tannic sourness and also oak bitterness. More of that smokiness and bourbon and perhaps a little bit of the chilli heat floating above my tongue. After the swallow definitely get a subtle lingering chilli note. Also generally minerally, there are lots of watery gaps in the palate though. Think this may be at least partly from age.

Mouthfeel is a little thin and sour. Do get some enjoyable red wine flavours which vary in the degree to which they show themselves.

Overall very enjoyable beer. Good idea and get some great notes from it but the beer doesn't have the body or depth to stand up to the age it's gone through in my opinion. Varies a lot as you get through the bottle.

A pricy but enjoyable treat. The original is still the best though.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 07:09:45 | More by danieelol
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-29-2013 18:04:52 | More by Zaphog
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4/5  rDev +1%

04-15-2013 01:42:53 | More by spycow
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-29-2013 01:48:53 | More by t0rin0
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

11-28-2012 05:22:38 | More by AgentZero
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Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A gem procured from a recent trade with joemcgrath27. Thanks man!!

A - Pours jet black, thumb of dark dark mocha head, solid retention and nice dark sheeting lacing.

S - Loads of musty cocoa, sweet cherries, wooden oak, hints of sweet bourbon and hints of espresso on the finish.

T - This one is rich on the palette, loads of musty cocoa and milk chocolate, the wooden oak and sweet bourbon notes come through nicely alongside hints of smokey peppers, vanilla, leather and burnt tobacco.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and sticky.

O - This stuff is insanely good, loads of flavour, super rich and a complex flavour profile. Unique and delicious and incredibly thankful this was included in the latest beer trade.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 23:29:45 | More by andrenaline
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4/5  rDev +1%

08-20-2012 17:09:16 | More by FullObs
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New York

3.4/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From my beer journal dated 5/2/12

Appearance: 12.7 oz bottle poured into a standard pint. Colour is a very dark, brackish-brown with a toffee coloured head that is two fingers in height. Leaves behind a nice thick lacing.

Smell: The burnt and roasted malts mix well with the sweet, boozy aroma fro the bourbon barrels. Overall, sweet, light, and malty.

Taste: Filled with roasted malts and some bitter yet spicy pepper flavours.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied yet light and silky. Moderate level of carbonation. There is also a slight fiery heat.

Overall: Very interesting. The peppers add an odd dimension that is tasty yet perplexing. Definitely not your run of the mill porter but it is worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 02:59:11 | More by EkimGram
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Alberta (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - tar black, thumb of dark mocha head held its own and left a fairly consistent lace ring
S - dark coffee, burnt sugar, light smoky peppers, hints of oak and caramel burbon
T - starts with sweet caramel and espresso coffee, tobacco, subtle woody bourbon followed by a mild chipotle finish
M - medium and smooth, sweet tang followed by a mild smoky dry and just a hint of pepper heat
O - this definitely has less heat than the regular Texas Ranger, but the bourbon barrel aging definitely adds a sweet and woody character to it. Not sure if I can pick one over the other, both awesome!

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 03:23:01 | More by joemcgrath27
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Texas Ranger (Chipotle Porter) - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.