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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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88
very good

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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Denmark

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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retreminy

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

07-16-2012 06:01:08 | More by retreminy
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.2%

06-24-2012 16:06:18 | More by brez8791
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BeerHunter76

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

05-01-2012 20:24:51 | More by BeerHunter76
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fiedler84

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-28-2012 07:33:55 | More by fiedler84
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Gobzilla

California

3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured a dark brown in color with brown highlights when held up to the light but had a thin head which ledt very little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: chocolate caramel were upfront on the aroma with smokey notes, bit of roasty chipotle pepper spice, and a wierd aroma that I could not quite put my finger on.

T: the taste was also filled with roasted chocolate malts, caramel, some oaky bourbon character, chiptole spice accents, and a touch of underying booze.

M: the brew was medium in body with a fair amount of carbonation which had a slight sweet, roasty, smokey, spicey, bourbon boozy, and silky finish.

O: actuallreally enjoyed this one all around and liked the spicey bourbon flavor.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 07:28:35 | More by Gobzilla
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HopHead84

California

2.18/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

3/31/2012

Thanks for sharing! Supposedly this is the European version. I'm not sure if that's different from the one that hit the US.

A: Black with a big creamy brown head.

S: Burnt tire with ashy chipotle. Harsh charred oak and an unpleasant earth note. I get a little green apple as well.

T: Scorched earth and burnt rubber. There's some chipotle as well, I suppose, and a light spiciness. Harsh and astringent.

M: Full body with upper medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty bad. Harsh and artless. A charred burnt rubber mess.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 20:37:14 | More by HopHead84
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spicelab

Australia

3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375mL bottle thanks to Adam@Platinum Liquor.

Near motor-oil black with a sizable dark mocha head that looks impressive but falls apart quickly.

Aromas are driven by a refined leathery, roastiness. Plenty of tar, tobacco, baked caramel and chocolate overlaying subtle dark fruits. The Chipotle brings clarity and roundness.

Flavours follow the nose, with an added tickle from the chipotle creeping in. The smooth leatheriness from the bourbon barrel plays off the chocolate and fruit of the base porter without dominating. Finishes with a rather bitter roast character, like overextracted coffee or raw cocoa.

Medium, slightly oily mouthfeel with lowish carbonation and noticeable warmth - not sure if it's booze heat or chipotle.

Manages to calibrate the use of the barrel near perfectly. A bigger, creamier body might help to quash the charry bitterness, which is borderline unpleasant for mine.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 04:26:00 | More by spicelab
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mdfb79

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

03-23-2012 18:41:30 | More by mdfb79
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inthebeeraisle

Oregon

3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml Barrel Ged Version.

A: A fairly dark color. Hard to get any head on this in my 20 oz. pint glass.

S: Sweeter then it tastes. For a 6.6% beer it smells sweet. Small amount of pepper on the nose.

T: Really nice smokey flavor backed up by the perfect amount (for me) of spicy pepper flavor. Chocolate matly goodnesss is also there to help balance things out. Not very bitter, but a bit of bittering bite. Little barrel flavor present.

M: Light mouthfeel with tons of flavor on the backend. A flat body leads to good times (in this case). Easy drinkiblity.

O: Not blown away, but simply satified. When you spend Mikkeller money you never know. I don't want to bring price into the picture during a review too much, but I'd try this again (although I know I probably won't get the chance). Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 10:08:21 | More by inthebeeraisle
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GreatBloomer

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

03-18-2012 18:52:05 | More by GreatBloomer
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprisingly mellow compared to expectations. Black bodied with dark head, pleasant pepper and porter aroma. Not as spicy as others I have tried in the style. Good for style though not exceptional. Satisfying as it was, would not seek it out again. Good drinkability.A tad above average mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 03:29:18 | More by Sammy
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from notes. Consumed blind.

A: Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head on top. Nice retention leaving a foamy cap on top with decent retention.

S: Very nice bourbon presence, a little wood and vanilla with some chocolate. Very small hint of peppers right at the end.

T: Very similar to the aroma with nice bourbon flavor, wood/oak, and vanilla. Some roasted malt and chocolate in the middle, with some very slight heat/pepper on the finish.

M: Slightly thinner than medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Not has hot (spicy) as I was expecting, since chipotles usually have a nice kick to them.

O: A solid beer, my only complaint was that the peppers were not as prominent. Not sure if that is from being in the barrel or not.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 21:20:58 | More by mdaschaf
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AlastairM

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -24.2%

02-26-2012 10:28:22 | More by AlastairM
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

02-14-2012 15:58:50 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1%

02-11-2012 22:46:44 | More by Tyrawlings
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JizackFH

New York

3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - This beer pours a very dark brown color, almost black. There is just under two fingers of dark tan head resting on top. The head has pretty good retention, and it leaves a nice sheet of lace behind on the glass.

S - The nose has a good amount of roasted malt and bourbon. There are also quite a bit chocolate aroma, as well as some aromas of coffee, vanilla, peppers, and booze.

T - The taste follows the nose pretty well. It starts off with a nice bit of roasted malt. There is a big bourbon presence as well as some oak. There are also some flavors of dark chocolate, a very mild chili pepper presence, and some coffee. The finish leaves some lingering roasted malt, bourbon, dark chocolate and booze behind on the palate.

M - This has a little less than a full body and good carbonation. It goes down easy and has a nice smooth feel to it. It has a nice bit of roasted bitterness as well as some sweetness. There is some very mild chili pepper heat, and there is some boozy warmth in the finish.

O - This has good drinkability. It goes down easy and has good flavor. Overall, I think it's a good beer and a nice example of barrel aging. I kind of wish there was a little more bourbon presence, I like it regardless. The chili presence, while mild, is still here and adds some nice complexity. I recommend trying it out.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 12:04:19 | More by JizackFH
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DoubleJ

California

4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Encinitas Alehouse and served in a Saison Dupont glass. On to the beer:

The color of its body is pitch black, while the lace has a tanned coloring. It leaves some strings of lace around the glass as the beer goes down. Its nose features some coffee and a little chocolate, albeit in subtle quantities.

Now we're on the right path. Whatever was missing from the aroma (peppers and barrels) comes into play. With the coffee and semi-sweet chocolate comes pleasant heat from the chipotle peppers, a little brown sugar, grape, some oak, and even a little sourness. It's got a medium, yet chewy body, and a spicy sensation that lingers in the aftertaste.

Despite the dance of flavors, this is quite easy to drink, and in the end, an outstanding barrel aged chipotle porter.

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2012 04:54:28 | More by DoubleJ
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

01-26-2012 14:53:25 | More by hoppymcgee
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TheCrowsNest

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

01-25-2012 17:27:09 | More by TheCrowsNest
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TasteTester

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

01-25-2012 01:17:47 | More by TasteTester
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Fux

France

4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Black pour, with a mocha / beige creamy head. Quite a good retention.

S: Dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, slightly smoked.

T: Roasted, burnt malts. Light sourness. A bit peppery, spicy. Flavors are coffee, smoke, and bitter chocolate aftertaste. Hot peppers are warming on the long term.

M: Medium bodied, but still smooth, highly drinkable.

O: A very good surprise. A very booming brew, given the ABV. I would never have guessed that the ABV was so low given the intensity of this beer. Will definitely drink again.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 22:13:33 | More by Fux
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Desaparecido

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1%

01-20-2012 01:11:15 | More by Desaparecido
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

01-12-2012 04:47:48 | More by ygtbsm94
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Doodler

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

01-11-2012 02:53:38 | More by Doodler
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

01-08-2012 22:42:43 | More by nmann08
Texas Ranger (Chipotle Porter) - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.