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

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Reviews: 45
Hads: 94
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 7.34%
Wants: 9
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: woosterbill on 11-29-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A Porter brewed especially for Texas: water, malt (smoked, maris otter, cara-crystal, brown and chocolate), roasted barley, hops (zeus, Saaz and centennial), yeast and chipotle chili. Aged in Speyside whisky barrels.
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Photo of Rickythejeweler
4.58/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Very dark brown - black, 2 finger frothy brown head, great lacing.

S - Light smoke, cocoa, peppers, bitter hops.

T - Wow! Milk chocolate, light smoke, very malty, faint whisky, oak, bitter hops, finishes with chipotle heat, oak, & cocoa.

M - Smooth, perfect carbonation, aftertaste lingers with pepper and oak.

O - This might be my new favorite Mikkeller. He is a genius! (379 characters)

Photo of vfgccp
4.54/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2011 bottle opened in 2013

A - Bowling ball black with dark muddy highlights. Creamy milk chocolate head with ok retention and lace. Classic Mikkeller.

S - Holy crap. Ancho chilies, peat smoke, milk chocolate, molasses, salt, warm scotch, touch of oak, and mission figs. Nice complexity and great integration.

T - Dry dark chocolate, fresh oak, salt, raisiny chipotle peppers, pumpernickel bread, touch of smoke, cocoa nibs, sharp ginger, dusty char.

M - Milky, medium body. Nice dry, lingering finish.

O - Drinking great 2 years after bottling. While not a heat bomb, the chili pepper plays a starring role in an extremely well balanced profile. (651 characters)

Photo of nickfl
4.51/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with a small head of light brown foam on top of an opaque, black body. The head settles fairly quickly and leaves decent lace on the glass.

S - A rich, complex aroma of chocolate, peanut butter, whiskey, smoke, vanilla, wood, leather, and so much more.

T - Thick, dark malt up front with some brown sugar, molasses, and smoke. Spicy whiskey notes with a touch of cinnamon in the middle. Finishes with dark chocolate, smoke, nutty caramel, vanilla, and lingering chili sweetness with just a touch of spice in the back of the throat.

M - Medium thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a sweet, but balanced finish.

D - This is a weird beer, but it works so unbelievably well! The whiskey barrel works perfectly with the chili and all of it is supported and enhanced by the base beer. Well balanced, extremely complex and really, really good. This is probably the best mikkelller beer I have had to date. (920 characters)

Photo of GbVDave
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 375ml bottle into a Mikkeller tulip.

A: Gorgeous pour. Dark black body with a full 4 fingers of dark mocha colored head. Exceedingly creamy and long-lived. When it finally receeded, it left a beautiful lattice pattern of lace in the glass.

S: This pretty much covers all the bases...smokey chipotle pepper, rich dark chocolate, bruised dark fruit, burnt barrel, and peaty whisky.

T: Everything noted above with a slight hint of cherry, more pepper, and more dark fruit.

M: Mighty peppery burn. Just awesome! It's time in the barrel didn't tame the heat. In fact, the sweetening that was a result of the barrel aging perfectly compliments the heat from the peppers.

O: I love pepper beers. Especially dark ones. And, I loved regular Texas Ranger. And, I loved this version of it. Werd. (803 characters)

Photo of yesyouam
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mikkeller Barrel Aged Chipotle Porter is an opaque black beer with a dense, thick brown head that has awesome retention and lacing. The aroma has notes of chipotle, wooden barrel, chocolate, vanilla. It the mouth, it's full bodied, soft, smooth and dry with a slightly chalky finish. It tastes dry, chocolaty and salty with some chipotle and an aftertaste of peat. It's complex and unique. (389 characters)

Photo of bluejacket74
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12.7 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. The head stays around a little while, and there's a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells like smoky whisky, dark chocolate, roasted malt, and a bit of chilies. It tastes like bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, smoky/peaty whisky, oak, and some light chilies. The chili flavor does get stronger as the beer warms up, but it's not close to being overpowering at all. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's a bit creamy and coating, and has moderate, soft carbonation. It certainly goes down easy enough. I think it's a pretty good brew. It's pricey at $11.99 a bottle, but I'd probably buy it again at that price. (718 characters)

Photo of zaphodchak
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A finger of brown, sudsy head with some lace. Apparently I didn't write down exactly what color it was, but it was dark brown.

Big dark chocolate porter and faint chili on the nose.

Coffee and subdied chili spice, trace of leather. Quite balanced, actually. The spice/heat comes in on the long post-aftertaste. I think the barreling has mellowed most of the burn. Possible chicory in the taste as well.

Super-smooth.

Nice porter but the spice isn't as much as you might be anticipating. Rich, dark chocolate flavor, trace of heat, and bitter coffee malt. (558 characters)

Photo of MasterSki
4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. Served in an Alchemist pint/stange glass.

A - Two fingers of creamy mocha foam that settles to a thick cap, leaving behind glass-coating lace. Body is an opaque, extremely dark brown color that would be mistaken for black in low light conditions.

S - Smokey chipotles, rich semisweet chocolate, some peaty and smokey whisky, oaky vanilla, hint of coffee. The whisky has a slight apple note to it - reminds me of Macallan. In any case, potent and well-integrated, and thankfully devoid of the permanent marker flavor I get from some scotch barrel beers (although I think that's an Islay trait).

T - Taste doesn't have the decadent chocolate sweetness in the aroma, and is a bit more smokey and roasty with more oak and coffee present. There's still a fair bit of Speyside whisky presence imparting fruity and peaty flavors, but thankfully this beer avoids the heavy char and ash of some of Mikkel's bigger beers. Still, I could go for a bit more malt sweetness and overt chipotle flavor.

M - Medium body that is a touch watery. Moderate carbonation, and a smooth and creamy texture. Some chile warmth in the finish, but a pleasant and tasteful back-of-the-throat warmth that never grows fatiguing.

D - I liked the bourbon version of Texas Ranger quite a bit, and this is a worthwhile follow-up. I've also learned that I enjoy Speyside barrel aged beers quite a bit more than their Islay counterparts, as the whisky flavors aren't as oppresive and integrate significantly better. I also liked the fact that this was a dark Mikkeller beer that I could actually consume on my own without taking a trip to the hospital for alcohol poisoning/diabetes/palate flushing. Worth checking out, especially if you like chile beers as I do. (1,765 characters)

Photo of AltBock
4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Odd 12.7 oz. undated green bottle with a dark mahogany label with the standard Mikkeller bearded man, but with a cowboy hat on his head. In front of him are 2 red hot peppers making an X. Right below the peppers is the ABV%, the Government warning, and the only description of the beer. It's aged in Speyside Whiskey barrels. There is a back label, but it's useless unless you're a shop owner. That's where the barcode is. This beer is too special for an ordinary pint glass. Snooze! I decided to pour this barrel aged beer into a Cycle Brewing snifter.

Well, it looks like a barrel aged Porter to me. It's as thick as molasses and as black as an all black cat at midnight. Holding this beer up into the light is not a good thing. It's so thick and black that light will just bounce off it. It might blind you if you're not careful. On top was a fluffy 3/4 of an inch dark tan almost coffee colored head of foam. It had good retention that left behind some rings around the beer and only a streak or two of lace. Loved the color!

The aroma was just as nice and dark as the color of this beer. The first aroma that came to me was the sweet scent of whiskey. It wasn't an overpowered boozy whiskey aroma. It was just right! Directly behind the whiskey was the dark roasted malt, roasted coffee beans, and the bitter dark chocolate. After the roasted elements had their time in the sun, in comes the sweet caramel, molasses, a few raisins, a plum or two, and then it finishes up with a subtle spiciness. Wonderful and complex! Nothing overshadowed anything. Everything had the same amount of time to shine.

Instead of the whiskey starting off, the roasted elements started off the taste. That consisted of the dark roasted malt and the dark roasted coffee beans. After that is when the whiskey stepped in. Again, it wasn't boozy or overpowering. Just right! Directly after the whiskey was a short lived sweetness. That consisted of dark chocolate, caramel, molasses, and a little black cherry and raisin. This beer then finished up with a nice spicy punch. It wasn't so spicy that I needed a glass of water next to me to extinguish the fire in my mouth. Great taste! I got plenty of roasted flavors, whiskey flavor, and even a little peppery spice.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied and full of flavor. The aftertaste had plenty of roasted malt, roasted coffee beans, whiskey, raisins, caramel, and more spiciness. The spiciness left some heat behind. Not so much that it ruined it. It was just right.

I honestly thought this was going to be a novelty beer. It wasn't! It was a nice roasted spicy beer with enough whiskey flavor to keep you coming back for more. Like every other Mikkeller beer, it's on the pricey side. Is it worth it? This one is. (2,754 characters)

Photo of tsauce2
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: 12.7 fl oz bottle into a snifter.

A: SRM is dark brown/black. Opaque. Head is tan, 1/2 in, dissipates to line the top of the beer. Medium carbonation. Medium/heavy lacing.

S: Big dark roast malt, bigger bourbon notes, chocolate, chipotle (earthy pepper and smokiness)

T: Dark roast malt, bittered chocolate, bourbon, oak, earthy smoked jalepeno (chipotle), light char, a hint of spicy heat. Aftertaste is malt, oak, chipotle, bourbon, and light char.

M: Full body. Overall feel is complex and robust due to ample use of ingredients. Malt provides a nice base, but bourbon oak barrels and chipotle give added layers of flavor for the palate to process. Semi-dry finish.

O: I get much more chipotle off of this version as compared to the regular Texas Ranger. That said, chipotle is still underplayed, imo. Big bourbon flavors blend in nicely with dark roast malt and chipotle, making for a beer that blends ingredients together thoughtfully but still has big, bold flavors. I will buy this again.

Serving type: bottle (1,025 characters)

Photo of wordemupg
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375ml bottle poured into tulip 22/2/12

A shes pretty dark right out of the bottle, massive mocha head falls to a finger of dense foam leaving just a partial ring of lace

S candied cherry come at me right away with some milk chocolate, campfire, molasses, and smokey peat, reminds me of a cherry colt paired with some scotch

T more of a smokey chocolate liqueur flavor then the nose, more peaty smoke and less cherry, just a little booze and cayenne pepper

M the peppers slowly warm your mouth but its pretty mellow, creamy from the bubbles and a long roasted aftertaste

O well suited for a chilly evening with a interesting mix from the warming chilly, smokey peat and a solid porter

I might grab one to drink next winter, pretty mellow now but a year or two couldn't hurt its cause, great stuff grab one if you see it (827 characters)

Photo of Viciousknishs
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours very dark brown with a finger of dark crema tan head.

S- tons of whisky barrel oak with notes of vanilla, spice and peat up front. Rich creamy semi-sweet chocolate with a hint of smokey pepper.

T- alot of oak, peat, vanilla tons at first. Pepper skin with faintest touch of smokey chipotle. Real roasty malt on the finish with a long lasting oaky flavors.

MF- smooth velvety mouthfeel with a medium body and soft fine carbonation.

D- nice drinkability

overall a very fine beverge. (494 characters)

Photo of ngeunit1
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark black with a hint of brown and a thin finger of frothy khaki-chocolate colored head. Fades fairly quickly.

S - Sweet dark chocolate malts, oak, vanilla, whiskey, chipotle, roasted coffee, black licorice, bit of molasses, some booze.

T - Sweet dark chocolate malts, bit of milk chocolate, vanilla, oak, Whiskey lightly spicy chipotle peppers, roasted coffee, black licorice, molasses, and a bit of booze.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a spicy, warming, and sweet finish.

D - Nice spicy porter. The chipotle adds some nice heat and the barrel adds some nice complexity. (607 characters)

Photo of corby112
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark chocolate brown that appears pitch black and completely opaque in the glass with a 1.5 finger mocha head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks of lacing left behind.

Bold roasted malt aroma with a nice barrel presence that doesn't overpower the elements of the base beer. Some toasted oak and vanilla along with a sweet booze/whiskey presence. Underneath there is a slightly smokey, meaty dark malt presence with a strong dark chocolate character along with some oatmeal, toffee and chili powder. The chipotle presence is subtle in the nose allowing the other notes to come through.

Slightly chewy medium body with a nice balance of barrel, whiskey, roasted malt and chili. Not quite as complex as the aroma suggests but there is a lot going on here. The Speyside whiskey is well integrated into the flavor with some sweet booze that gives off little heat. There's also some dry, toasted oak that is complimented by a nice roasted malt presence. Slightly smokey with hints of bacon, toast, dark chocolate, caramel and toffee. There is a decent amount of sweetness from the whiskey and chocolate notes countering the dry/roasted character. The chipotle peppers are most prominent toward the back end of the palate but again, this flavor is well integrated into the flavor without overpowering everything. A subtle touch of peppery heat that goes really well with the silky chocolate, roasted malt and whiskey barrel flavors.

Given Mikkeller's reputation I was skeptical that this might turn into a whiskey or chili bomb but it's surprisingly well balanced and complex. Considering all that's going on, it's still pretty easy to drink, although the chipotle heat intensifies as it warms.

My wife says it tastes like chlorine water. (1,761 characters)

Photo of peensteen
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another bottle shared by Liam.

Basically jet black in colour, tan head with some lace on the glass. Smell has a lot of oak and whisky notes with a huge roasted malt presence lurking behind it, burnt and a bit smokey as well, dont get too much pepper in the nose but it is there. Taste has more heat from the pepper, whisky and oak, deeply roasted malt and some chocolate as well. Medium carbonation, med-full body, good feel. This was really good, lots of interesting flavours here and it all works really well. (512 characters)

Photo of bigfnjoe
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Victory tulip

A- pours jet black with a two finger dark brown head. Looks amazing

S- nice aroma of spice from the peppers, and I'm getting a decent bit of the whiskey as well

T- the finish gives me a slight peppery burn, while the oaky whiskey flavor is what starts off...I'm actually not getting any "porter" characteristics, though

M- this is actually pretty damn thick...very viscous!

O- it really doesn't have any of the coffee or chocolate notes you'd expect from a porter....but the heat from the chiles is there and not overwhelming, and the whiskey barrel isn't offensively strong either. Great beer (640 characters)

Photo of liamt07
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from wordemupg, 375ml into a tulip. Holdbar til 17/08/17.

Black with a brown head. Great retention and lacing. Dark fruity notes in the nose, light oak and whiskey character. Some dark chocolate. Tastes like a sweet chocolatey and lightly roasty porter. Some oak and whiskey, chipotle heat way into the finish. Quite good, but not as much heat (burn) as the original. Very drinkable however. (399 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Big thanks to Trxxpaxxs for this bottle!

Reviewed blind as part of Blind BIF 6. It pours a deep onyx-approaching black-brown topped by a healthy molehill of fairly dark brown foam. Immediately after popping the cap off, I was bludgeoned with a blast of sweetness, followed later (in the glass now) by some strong cocoa, roasted malts, molasses, and bitter dark chocolate powder. The taste follows the smell pretty closely, with the dark chocolate coming off even more bitter (bitterer?) and the roast a bit roastier. God, I'm dangerously close to sounding like some sort of Nick Jr. segue (don't judge me...)... The body comes close to hefty, with a light moderate carbonation, a lightly chewy feel, and a slightly dry finish. Overall, I really enjoyed this beer. At first I questioned the lack of the peppers, but in retrospect I think they just blended really well with the barrels. Damn fine beer (good on ya, Mikkel!). (967 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

extraordinary! i a a sucker for all of the mikkeller beers, they are so creative and i get excited to try every new one i see. you always know you are in for a trip. this one is wonderful. it pours a luxuriuos black color, smooth as butter, and with a short mocha colored head that fades out rather quickly. the smell is very alcoholic, cant believe this is only 6.6% abv. smells like about 10%. theres just the smallest hint of peppery heat, but theres tons of roast on the malt, a good dollop of dark chocolate, and an earthy peaty intensity from the barrel. the flavor has all the same characters, but they come in different orders and proportions. first the chocolate, then the boozy, and the speyside whiskey meshes with the chipotle only in the finish, which is long and a little sweet. there is so much going on in this beer, i wish i bought two. i hate to admit it was worth the 14 bucks i paid for a small one, but it is. its got a full full full body, with only enough carbonation to keep it moving. i was left wanting more of this. absolutely worth checking out if you like clever porters. also the barrel has added something special to this, not like any whiskey barrel brew ive ever tasted. (1,203 characters)

Photo of ludachris
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The viscosity of its opaque black body surprised me as I poured it out of the bottle. At 6.6%, I didn't expect it to look so beastly. A finger's worth of tan coloured head falls almost as fast as it rises. Thin legs of lace spread themselves horizontally across the glass.

The deep, rich, and gooey qualities of the dark chocolate brownies that form the core of the nose are somehow accentuated by soft minty/pine and grapefruit flesh derived from the American hops. Smooth vanilla and oak undertones become more pronounced as the beer warms and pair perfectly with its chocolatey dessert-like goodness. With a few quick whiffs I can pick up the chipotle as well, which plays off of the delicate smokey background. The smokey/sweet whisky scent becomes increasingly pronounced as it reaches room temperature. This is one of the most complex porters I have ever put to my nose. I hope this carries into the taste.

Chipotle, encased in a soft smokey layer, cuts across the center of the palate and flicks it at the back. The more sips I take the more the spiciness becomes amplified, but only in small increments. Rich dark chocolate dances around all sides of the mouth. Vanilla and oak carry their same smoothness in the taste and show up as the beer nears its finish.

Judging from how it poured alone, I expected the body to be more plump. It may sound strange but my initial impression as the beer hits my lips tells me that this is barrel aged. Soft, delicate, and almost oily is how I would describe the feeling. Medium bodied and well rounded but it's just a tad too thin for all of the flavour it packs.

I look at the beers Mikkeller produces as some of the most interesting and innovative beers I've ever encountered. A porter aged in Speyside whisky barrels and brewed with chipotle chili; that was an immediate sell for me. The only other beer I've had brewed with any sort of pepper was Great Divide's Chocolate Yeti, and I can say that I enjoyed the slightly spicy character in this porter much more than I did in the Yeti. It's there and it helps to bring the chocolate out more but it's tamed and balanced and doesn't interfere with anything else that's going on, even at the end of the bottle. I enjoyed every drop of this. With a bit more body I'd say this would make for a world class porter. (2,315 characters)

Photo of kmatlack
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12.7 oz bottle into my Stone snifter.

A- Now this is what a beer should look like. Wow. Dark black liquid glugs into the glass and renders an amazing dark brown, creamy chocolate head. Substantial amount of lacing on the glass. 90% of imperial stouts dont look this good. Absolutely amazing.

S- Smells of smoked malts and dark chocolate. An abundance of earthy notes and bourbon barrel present on the nose. I pick up a little bit of chipotle pepper but not enough to call it a chipotle porter.

T- Front palate is void of sweetness, bitter bakers chocolate and earthy peat make themselves known immediately. Alot of smokiness. Mid palate actually has some sweetness to it and you get alot of milk chocolate and more whiskey barrel. Strangely enough, there is a brief moment when there is a bit of tartness. Kinda strange... On the back end, there is a lingering roasted malt and whiskey presence.

M- Thick, creamy, slick mouth feel. No real trace of abv.

O- Mikkeller usually catches alot of flak for overcharging for mediocre beers, but id say that this one is different. I like the barrel aged version of this better than the regular Texas Ranger for sure. I think that the time in the barrel dulled down some of the smokiness, and gave it alot more character. Overall, a great beer. (1,303 characters)

Photo of ReelBigwigFish
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The appearance is of espresso: very dark brown color with minimal head and lacing left behind. The viscosity is of used motor oil. This is so thick that if you tilt your glass it takes a good few seconds for the beer to make it's way back down the glass.

S: coffee, chocolate, chili peppers, slight alcohol and slight oakiness. Being that this was aged in Speyside Scotch Whiskey barrels, there is definite smoky aroma that compliments the alcohol smell.

T: smoke, chocolate, chili pepper, coffee flavor, with a semi-sweet finish that lingers mostly as a dark chocolate.

M: With just a moderate ABV for a barrel aged ale and for as thick as it is this was highly drinkable and would go well with a nice slab of red meat.

O: If you are looking for a dark beer with more complexity than your standard porter, you should definitely give this one a try. (857 characters)

Photo of Duff27
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Half inch dark mocha head on a dark down body. Well above average head retention, nice lacing as well.

Cocoa and slight chipotle pepper heat in the nose

Not getting a lot of barrel notes, more of the peppers although not overwhelmingly so. Chocolate. Very drinkable.

Creamy mouthfeel. Low but adequate carbonation.

Overall I really liked this one a lot. Different enough to make me want to have it again but not off the wall tithe point where it's just confusing. Thanks TATURBO. (484 characters)

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a medium bodied dark, dark brown on the verge of black in color with a beige lacing around the snifter. The aromas are pretty similar to the original version. You get the soft chocolates with ever so slight coffee with some barley there pepper and a hint of whiskey barrel. I enjoy scotch, but I can't tell that it's scotch from the nose. The flavors are smooth and more complex than the original. You get smooth chocolates with a little more upfront pepper than the regular with a smoky, perhaps peaty finish. It's pretty solid. The whiskey is a complementary flavor behind the chocolate and pepper. It's smoother than I remember the original too. It has a nice mouthfeel and is really an easy drinker. I'm a fan of this and I'm interested in trying the bourbon barrel version. (794 characters)

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: thin dark brown head on a jet black body with nice lacing.

S: scotch, oak, roasted malt, vanilla, sweet toffee and butter.

T: scotch and oak up front moving to chocolate, smokiness and mesquite flavors finishing with more scotch whiskey, vanilla and chiles. Nice transition between flavors.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation

Overall: this one was a lot more drinkable than I was expecting. nicely complex, a lot of flavors that mingle surprisingly well. (466 characters)

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Texas Ranger (Chipotle Porter) - Speyside Barrel Aged from Mikkeller ApS
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