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Barrel Aged Chipotle Porter - Mikkeller ApS

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Barrel Aged Chipotle Porter
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BA SCORE
85
very good

23 Ratings
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 18.16%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Duplicate of BA Texas Ranger Speyside

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 04-09-2012)
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DanGolfs86

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

04-12-2012 03:50:16 | More by DanGolfs86
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Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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California

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05-29-2014 18:59:51 | More by NRo
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JSBILK

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Massachusetts

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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-21-2014 04:05:18 | More by afsdan
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popery

California

4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This doesn't seem to match up with the non-retired listing, Texas Ranger Speyside edition. According to other sources, it seems to have been aged in Eagle Rare barrels, which corresponds with the label text "bourbon whiskey barrels". The bottle uses a yellow background with red text and a pop art-style smoking revolver.

The beer pours black with a good-sized light brown head. As I poured, the stream of liquid appeared a dark magenta/reddish brown, and the head kicked up pretty quickly. The aroma is coffee, caramel and cocoa beans with a little peppery kick. Considering the abv, it smells strikingly rich, way bigger than I'd expect out of 6.6% abv. The taste similarly seems too big and rich for the alcohol content. There's a lot of chocolate and a stronger pepper presence. I'm not a fan of pepper for pepper's sake, but it works in this beer. The pepper blends in nicely with the sweetness, probably adding to that richness by covering lighter flavors, and never gets intense enough to mar the other flavors. The aftertaste has gentle pepper heat, chocolate and coffee. Not to keep revisiting the same theme, but the mouthfeel also feels a lot thicker than I'd expect from a beer of this strength. It's rich and full. Just a big mouthful of stout/porter. I tried a barrel-aged of this beer on tap, and while it was good, I definitely prefer this bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 05:18:08 | More by popery
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a three finger brown head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights, some of yeast left in bottle. Good carbonation and heavy bodied. Chocolate nose and flavor is almost sweet chocolate, coffee and hints of chipotle spiciness. Beyond expensive (what was I thinking?) at $18.99 for a 375ml bottle from Julio's Liquors Marlboro, MA.

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meatyard

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-13-2013 02:46:50 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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chippo33

Vermont

2.25/5  rDev -40.8%

08-01-2013 15:54:53 | More by chippo33
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bootdown21

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -21.1%

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csustar001

New York

3/5  rDev -21.1%

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Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -47.4%

03-28-2013 01:47:12 | More by Hophead717
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Irish12

Pennsylvania

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New York

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Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Beeradelphia

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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Jamesthebrit

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Thick and black. Dark tan bubbly head stays for some time.

S: Earthy, alcohol, a little spice in there. Alcohol seems to dominate which is odd given the low content. Some sweetness.

T: Chocolate, roasty, a touch of spicy chilli spice. A hint of hops. Ends with a fruity sweetness. Nice to get a beer with a lower AVB that still brings a lot to the table. Hits a little sour somewhere in the middle. I was happy to see how balanced the chili was.

M: A little on the light side but pretty good. Flavor develops well.

Overall a very nice beer. Like I said I was happy to see some special attention payed to a beer with a lighter AVB. Worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 17:54:02 | More by Jamesthebrit
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TATURBO

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours with a nice tan head and good carbonation.

S: Good smelling beer. Smokiness primarily. It's very inviting.

T: Up front smokiness with a touch of Whiskey accenting the back end. Pepper flavor is there but not overwhelming. Hint of Dark Chocolate as well.

M: Medium Body, Expected a bit more though. Decent tingle on the tongue from carbonation.

O: 4.35/5 to me. Really enjoyed this beer from the smell, to look to taste. It's a solid beer showing off some flavors which really appeal to me. Smoke, Peppers, with barrel aging treatment added to a good porter base makes this a winner in my book. ISO! Want some more of this!

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 19:17:13 | More by TATURBO
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

05-22-2012 03:02:46 | More by Hopstout
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kawilliams81

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 350 ml bottle into a Jester King pint.

A- Pours dark brown, near black with a 2 finger dark tan head. Large blotches of lacing remain on the glass.

S- Dark fruits, scotch, peat, and oak.

T- Sweet chocolate, dark fruit, scotch, peat. Not finding much a pepper taste, but has a slight spice at the finish.

M- Medium body and carbonation.

O- Expected more pepper from this beer. Dark fruits and scotch whiskey take over this beer for the most part.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 03:06:12 | More by kawilliams81
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Brad007

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Didn't see this listed already.

Pours a sexy pitch black with a thin head into my glass. Nice lacing too! Looks like a very palatable example.

Sweet and creamy with cocoa, whiskey, coffee and chili essence. The latter isn't as strong as expected.

All flavors meld beautifully. Cocoa, whiskey, cream and more. Chipotle peppers add just a dash of spiciness.

The spiciness is something that you will notice more at the back of the throat. It's subtle so you may not catch it right off. Carbonation is one of the reasons why.

However, after this ale warmed up, I started to notice more of the chipotle flavor. The beer became spicier overall.

An amazing example of a porter that can fool those who don't understand the benefits of warming beer to room temperature. The flavors come out better if you do here. Check this out while you can still find it!

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 01:24:01 | More by Brad007
Barrel Aged Chipotle Porter from Mikkeller ApS
85 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.