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Mexas Ranger - Mikkeller ApS

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Reviews: 32
Hads: 157
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 7
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: oline73 on 05-13-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Ale brewed with spices, almond milk, cocoa, chili, black beans & avocado leaves.
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Photo of bnes09
4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful dark color. Wheat colored head with exceptional retention which blankets the glass in creamy lace.

Mildly roasted notes of cocoa and espresso in the nose. Hint of chili peppers.

Flavor follows the nose well. Spices, chili peppers and cocoa are subtle. Love the bold roasted character. Balanced with a burnt sugar flavor.

Medium body. Disappointingly, minimal carbonation. Rich, grainy texture allows the flavors to linger.

Overall, a very tasty, fresh and unique offering from Mikkeller. (510 characters)

Photo of Arminius757
3.43/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Was hoping for more from this one. Never saw something with this kinda spice to it. But reallt, to me, it fell flat. Pours a jet black with a small tan head. Smells more roasted than anything. Taste was more stout than anything. Didn't really notice any spice. Little bit of pepper, coffee and some chocolate. I suppose I put my expectations to high. Good beer, solid choice, just not what I actually wanted. (408 characters)

Photo of drmeto
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

L:
-oily consistency
S:
-bombastic coffee,peppers,tobacco,dark chocolate
T:
-Follows the nose
-long-lasting bitterniss of the roasty variety
O:
Pretty good and intense coffee stout (180 characters)

Photo of patre_tim
4.56/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark brown to black with a reddish tinge on the edge when held to the light. On top, 3 fingers of dark rusty brown foamy head.


S: Tequila, chocolate, cocoa, cereal bran, some strange scents like carob. Soy sauce, licorice.


T: Dark chocolate, carob, light spicy quality, then hit with hard shelled peppermint gum, then some exotic spices like almost sandalwood, herbal qualities like avocado with its peel. Soy sauce, licorice, a floral quality like lilacs, a lightly sour note like cider vinegar. Its got some interesting herbs that I can’t identify as well, almost like Thai spa herbs. At times there’s a smokiness as well.


M: Thick smooth oily body, very little carbonation.


O: Wow. An excellent brew. Really loving this one. Got it at Mikkeller Bar in Bangkok today, March 1st, 2015. One of those rare brews unlike any other that Mikkeller does. Complex and keeps me drinking it. (906 characters)

Photo of Pliny_the_Self-righteous
3.72/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Draft @ Mikkeller Bar SF on 1/19/20. Pours dark brown in color with slight tan head. Aroma of chills, chocolate, with some sweet almond and smoke. Flavor is chocolate, brown sugar, noticeable but not overbearing chili, and some smoke. Mouthfeel is relatively thin. Very nice flavor profile, although personally I would have enjoyed some more chili pepper heat. (367 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

after drinking this again recently, i have drawn several conclusions. 1) this beer does not need a tequila barrel, and while it makes solid thematic sense to put it in one, it can do little to smooth out an already very smooth beer, and i think dominates some of the contributions of these odd ingredients. 2) this beer ages expertly well. the flavors all marry in really well, and the feel just becomes incredible. i had no idea that a beer this low in abv would improve to this degree with a little time. 3) abv does not necessarily have to be directly correlated to how we could describe a beer as big. this is as boldly flavored, viscous, and intense as any barrel aged imperial coming in at 12% abv, it just doesnt need to be there, and i almost prefer its absence in this context. 4) black beans may be a useful and viable (albeit unconventional) ingredient for brewers on a grander scale than a one off. they have unique starches that add a dense earthy body to this beer without much flavor impact. i could see them being possibly desirable in other big dark beers. all of this gleaned from one beer, pretty cool stuff again from mikkeller. its just so big and dynamic for its abv, and it uses all these crazy ingredients as well as they could be used. worth picking up at any price i think just for the experience. (1,323 characters)

Photo of laituegonflable
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown colour, nice foamy ochre head, decent lace left behind. Looks nice.

Smells chocolatey, with some slightly menacing spice notes behind. Chipotle with barbecue sauce, touch of capsicum and relishy onion. Pleasant savoury notes with good chocolate malt base.

Taste is quite roasty, but sweet upfront. Big cocoa nibs and touch of espresso. Late-mid spice comes through, bit of chilli heat with some chipotle smoke, more BBQ sauce as well. Finish has that cocoa resurface to give a molé kind of flavour, roasty mostly though with a bit of a deficit of spice. Nice flavours, could just grab me with more heat.

Smooth feel, full at the front and fluid on the back. Goes down a treat.

A bit lacking in the Tex Mex stakes, but a really nice drinking beer nevertheless. (779 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle - Mikkeller goes whole-hog on the Mexican immersion here, brewing this with almond milk, cocoa, chili (peppers, I presume), black beans, avocado leaves, and unspecified spices - now why do I suddenly crave a burrito? And Mexas? Why not Texaco? Oh, right.

This beer pours a rather solid light-destroying black, with no highlights, nowhere, no how, and an effusive climbing tower of puffy, frothy, densely foamy, and bubbly chocolate milk head, which leaves some awesome striated lace around the breadth of the glass as it slowly skulks away. I want to have carnal relations with this, I do.

It smells of musty bittersweet chocolate, roasted caramel malt, hard toffee, a nutty sour milkiness, a muddled earthy vegetal character (black beans and avocado work great in Tex-Mex, but not so much in beer), subtly smoky chipotle peppers, a bit of dark coffee, and a slight medicinal astringency. The taste is fairly spicy, again in the smoked chili pepper vector, baker's chocolate, a heady almond milk sweetness, toasted bready caramel malt, zingy and gritty black bean sauce (Oodle Noodle represent!), a reduced green vegetal component, and some soft, almost overlooked leafy, weedy hops.

The carbonation is quite understated, just a plain, unassuming zippiness pervades, the body a so-so medium weight for my assumed base style for this offering, and smooth, even amongst the loitering spice yobbos. It finishes pretty dry, the smoky chili, nuttiness, and lingering fleshy bean essence (not something I ever expected to write here) catching and exploiting their second wind.

Definitely an American Stout, what with all that creative, south of the immediate border adjunct tomfoolery, eh? Nice to see all the guest ingredients having some sort of impact on the flavour profile here, all atop a decent enough 'regular' stout. Maybe not quite worth the sticker price (more than the once), locally or anywhere, but an interesting look at a particular country's culinary take on a beer that might, and does, welcome it - even if the concept is executed from afar. (2,071 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Celebrating all-thing-Mexican, Mikkeller jam-packs this stout full of every flavor that's even loosely associated with the Central American country. Aside from tomatoes, this ale is meant to be a mole quesadilla in a glass.

Opaque black in the glass, the beer slowly separates its dark and ominous body underneath from its mocha whipped topping to cap. Long in its retention, the ale coats the glass with intricate lacing patterns as the beer fades.

Sweet and sour in its scent, the ale is rounded with a plethora of complexity. Thinly sweet with candy-shop sweet scents, the beer soon releases tart sherry and port notes that are as succulent as it is acidic. Spicy agave with heavy toast and cocoa powder round out its rich but cidery scent.

Deliciously sweet and roasty, the beer starts out with a French-press coffee flavor, equipped with roast, nuttiness and earthen rootiness. Its burnt sweetness invites that taste of dark fruits- grapes, currants, raisin, dates and licorice all playing a role in its complex middle palate. As the smoky sweetness recedes, its tequilla flavor rises with a spicy fruitiness along with some bright vegetative tones.

Full bodied but not shy on balancing agents, its roast provides dryness. Its hop bitterness provides resinous dryness. Both its natural ale and infused booze provide dryness. Its fading sweetness provides dryness... yet, the beer finishes lightly chalky and only malty-dry with vinous tartness to round it out in the end.

Even though the beer's marketing seems to be a mockery of what's Mexican in America, its taste is true to those flavors south of the boarder, even though the avacado, black bean and honey flavors remain largely below flavor threshold. (1,716 characters)

Photo of mwilbur
2.92/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 750 mL bottle into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours an extremely dark brown with 1/4 inch dark mocha head. Good retention. Decadent in appearance.
S: Cocoa, spice (chili), brown sugar, and an earthy funk.
T: Hot chili, cocoa, and a bunch of other muddled flavors. Way too much going on here.
M: Light body. Hot spice.
D: Not very drinkable beyond more than the first couple sips. An interesting idea, but the result is too muddled and way too spicy. (456 characters)

Photo of jlindros
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to rudzud for sharing this interesting guy.

Huge creamy fluffy dark mocha colored thick rich almost 2 Finger head that partially reverse waterfall, so much soapy lacing that just sticks forever, pitch black beer. Huge legs too. The appearance can't get any better.

Nose brings tons if dark malts, some roast, hint soy, super heavy dark choc and malted milk ball, bitter with hint acrid but barely, hint of coffee and touch of hot pepper, nice nutty aroma with some creamy almond milk, light green plant leaf, big dark brick choc, a deep nosing brings dried black beans like the crusty beans on the sides of black bean dip. Also some earthy spicy chewy hops.

Taste is a bit different, this time tons of hops and bitterness, big earthy spicy hops, chewy hops, light acrid burnt taste, hint char and dark roast, light tin too. Then lots more chocolate, very bitter dark choc, brick of choc, light creamy lactose and a nutty almond milk. Bitter acrid blends with an earthy green leaf flavor and light vegetative. Light chili pepper heat in the back of the throat. Some light creamy black bean dip flavours. Finish is very bitter, semi sticky sweet, lots more dark choc, light pepper heat lingering, plenty of earthy spicy hops, chewy like, light green plant flavor.

Mouth is thick bodied, bit creamy thick, decent small bubble carb.

Overall great to start, bit iffy to finish. (1,385 characters)

Photo of vfgccp
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Omg... why do Mikkeller beers always look so great. Pitch black body. Thick, creamy cap of dark mocha foam. Sky scraper head leaves carpet-levels of lacing along the glass. Incredible retention.

S - Bright chili peppers, black beans, nutella, chocolate milk, saffron, turmeric, cocoa nibs. Fantastic complexity.

T - Kaladoskopic. Ancho peppers, coffee grinds, cocoa, black beans. Leafy, almond center. Dry, green pepper, tomato plant stems, and burnt chipotle finish.

M - Medium frame with a dry, chalky body.

O - One of the best looking single stouts I've ever seen. Excellent execution with above average enjoyability. (629 characters)

Photo of rudzud
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Shared this with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a shockingly dark brown almost black hue with a massive mocha head that's super creamy and dense. Tons of lacing, just incredible. Lacing sucks around too.

S - Aromas of that chocolatey spice notes reminiscent of chipotle, super creamy almond milk, lots of cocoa, light vegetation, just tons of chocolate. Very nice Mexican black bean dip when exhaling and inhaling quickly. Super fun.

T - Taste is not evenly remotely close to the nose. Very bitter, almost metallic, light chocolate, spices/chili, flashes of vegetable, very weird to be this far from the nose.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, not nearly as creamy as I expected.

O - Overall I was blown away by the appearance and nose, taste just fell flat for me though (796 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a half finger high light mocha colored head that died down a bit but consistently left a large patch of bubbles in the center, a collar around the edge and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of dark roasted malts and chocolate are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, but is more complex and also has notes of spices and chili peppers. The roastiness lingers through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little dry (from the roasted malts) and creamy on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O:This beer has an interesting mix of flavors and isn't that difficult to drink. (695 characters)

Photo of alaimoa
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Was pleasantly surprised with the jet black pour and big brown head that lingered for about 10 minutes with thick brown lacing reaching the top of the glass
Smells of roasted coffee beans, brown sugar, caramel, burnt chocolate
Taste of sweet cocoa and a lactose like sweetness. A little bit of lingering spiciness from the chilles in the aftertaste
Mouthfeel a bit thin
Overall okay beer which I would compare to a Westbrook Mexican Cake that in my opinion is much better as far as complexity and mouthfeel (507 characters)

Photo of SteveTheDog
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I didn't know what to expect with this beer - I think I was guessing it would taste a little like drinking mole sauce. I was pleasantly surprised and it was a delicious dessert beer.

It poured about as dark as I expected but had a great thick head on it. The smell reminded me of a kona coconut porter because the dark cocoa and burnt coconut was definitely there. The taste proved the nose true and was highlighted with just a hint of spice. The finish was just a little smoother than melted chocolate. This was a great dessert beer and paired well with dark chocolate. I will definitely have another one.

My one small point of contention - being from Texas, I can't say I would associate this beer with a ranger. Too rich. (726 characters)

Photo of cbutova
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes.

A- Pitch black beer poured from the 750ml bottle into a goblet. Very dark brown, close to black head about two fingers high. Good cap retention with a nice pillow leaving webs of lace.

S- Big cocoa and burnt roast malts up front. Leafy basil-like avocado leaves and big coconut as well.

T- Big deep roast malts up front with a great cocoa flavor overall. Coconut is prevalent as well as some spicy vegetal chili, slight almond and a nice herbal leafy avocado leaf flavor, reminds me of basil in a way.

MF- Thick body with a creamy feel. Moderate and silky carbonation and a roast bitterness throughout.

Reminds me of both Hunapuh's and Indra Kunindra in certain ways. Lots going on but it goes together pretty nicely. (743 characters)

Photo of Chico1985
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%

Updated from a 4 'Had' score, I've been eager to revisit this one and compare it to the Bourbon Barrel Texas Ranger I've had a few times this year.

Black pour into a pint glass with a ridiculous cascading brown head. Great retention, lots of lace. Cocoa and roast seem to dominate, but there is also a good dose of green pepper flavor and smokiness while remaining light on the spiciness. I swear I do get black beans in the scent, not as much in the taste. Some lactose/chocolate milk type flavors, toasted bread, and interesting leafy and herbal spice tones. Mouthfeel is slick but dense with carbonation kinda on the light side, it is surprisingly drinkable.

Not sure if ALL the added ingredients really contributed something but I really enjoy this one. The base porter is great and left uncompromised, light chili spice and black beans give it a nice unique twist. (873 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
3.52/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Local Option cervoise.

Leave it to Mikkel to make something like this... Anyway, it pours a dark black-brown topped by over a finger of sandstone foam. The nose comprises cocoa, black beans, dark greens, and spicy greens (akin to green chiles). It's an odd assortment, but it somehow works. The taste holds notes of strongly-bitter roasted malts, dark greens, coffee, and a small mixture that I can only truly describe as "miscellaneous stuff" throughout the background. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a somewhat surprisingly okay beer. I'll admit, I thought the ingredients list was a bit too odd to work properly, but things turned out better than expected. Still, it's just good, not great; definitely something worth trying, though. (818 characters)

Photo of Misanthropy_Sipping
4.95/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this a few nights ago when I was visiting some friends. Doing this off memory, but this was a big intrigue and a great beer from Mikkeller.

Appearance was really nice, deep brown almost black. Thin khaki head as I remember. Looked really nice in the glasses. Just what I expected of the beer in appearance. Cool label as well.

Smelled awesome. You could get some of that almonds, sweet creamy scent, with roast and black beans. There was a smooth chocolatey scent that mingled with a bit of vanilla and tequila. It was all there and put it all out.

Taste was great too, another person who was there said it was like a sweet little mexican meal in a glass. Pretty much said it all. Sweetness was balanced, there was spice, the black beans came through and made it slightly creamy with the almond milkiness. It was just nuts. Had a slight vegetable thing to it, guessing from the avocado leaves? I don't know. There was a clear barrel age taste with just a hint of tequila... I mean... dang. I'm salivating just thinking of it.

My only downer was that I felt it could have been a bit more creamy and a bit more dense. The alcohol content was on the low side but this was okay... the beer would have been really damaged by going further. I just wanted a bit more creaminess to it though, a bit more body... but not heavy like black hole or anything.

Overall, great! I really want to have this beer again and would buy it without much thought. (1,448 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle I brought to share at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, chile, spices, and smoke aromas. Taste is much the same with smoke, spice, and chile flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some interesting aromas and flavors. (593 characters)

Photo of Brad007
4.46/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a very dark brown color with a huge brown head into my glass. Resembles chocolate milk or something.

Almond milk, cocoa and chili come through in the nose. Very spicy. Reminds me of how the Aztecs created cocoa drinks.

Spicy and exotic with a very nice balance of nutty almond and delicious cocoa with everything else in-between. So tasty. I can't believe it's not an imperial stout because the profile is close enough.

Lingering spiciness and cocoa dominate the mouthfeel. I'm actually sweating after finishing a few sips. Has a deep burn too going down. Kinda like that of a smoked beer but dialed-down considerably.

A very complex and interesting beer that you should definitely spend $12.99 for. I wonder if it can be aged? (739 characters)

Photo of AgentMunky
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet. Stamped 9621210.

A: Three fingers of dense, creamy, dark-brown head. The body is almost (but not quite) black. Heavy lacing.

S: Very interesting. Some pepper (cayenne?), cacao nibs, and other vegetal matters. "Brewed with spices, almond milk, cocoa, chili, black beans, and avocado leaves." That kind of makes sense. But it's still weird.

T/M: YUM. I am not unsurprised by this flavour. This is pretty much what I thought it would be. Basically a milk stout with some chilies, spices, and odd vegetal notes. The almond milk helps the body tremendously and avoids entirely the thinness present in the Texas Ranger. Almost like a fine gin mishmashed with a milk stout.

O: I really enjoy this. Incredibly rewarding, and it only grows on me as I drink. I definitely recommend the whole bottle. The only way to do it. (872 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
3.16/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3

Acquired at a local SoCal beer store for $15.00. Expectations are high; this is me favourite brewer. "Ale brewed with spices, almond milk, cocoa, chili, black beans & avocado leaves." This is not to be confused with the tequila barrel aged version of this beer, which comes in a smaller format green glass bottle. 6.6% ABV confirmed. Brown glass bottle with standard unbranded silver pressure cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. The number "9621210" appears on the back label; not sure what that means. Brewed & Bottled at De Proef. Imported by the Shelton Bastards.

I need to take a minute to note something really odd. On the bottom right of the front label, it says 11.2 fl oz - but I've seen one or two bottles of beer in my time, and this is most definitely NOT that size; I figure this for 750ml format. Very strange; this must be a labeling mistake.

Served chilled and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a gorgeous rich dark tan colour head of great cream, great thickness, and great (~9+ minute) retention. Body colour is a solid nontransparent opaque black. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Quite appealing. I'm looking forward to trying it. Thin lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head slowly recedes.

Sm: Roasted barley, cocoa powder, dark malts, chocolate malts, and spice. I don't get any of the strange notes mentioned on the label. Maybe a hint of buried chili pepper. Interesting enough; the roasted barley alone grabbed my attention. A moderately strong aroma. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.

T/Mf: Creamy up front, giving way to a rough dry body comprised of dark malts and muted chili powder. Boy, that dryness is wretched; I'm not sure which ingredient is to blame but I doubt it's the milk. Body is weak and it thins out towards the climax. Coarse in the early second act, really destroying drinkability. Mouthfeel here does not at all suit the flavours. Carbonation is good, but that's the best thing I can say about the texture. Buried roast. I think proteins are the problem here, maybe from the beans. Chocolatey throughout, with some nice cocoa notes. I get spice up front; structurally almost all of the flavour is right there in the first and early second acts; it really falls off towards the end. The finish is nice, though, evoking slick chocolate milk. Fairly thick. The flavour is nice, but the mouthfeel is very poorly done and noticeably stands out for its low quality. Methinks the weird spicing and ingredients resulted in this.

Dr: A disappointment from Mikkeller, especially at its high price. The main flaw is the mouthfeel, which is not at all what it needs to be. Hides its ABV well, though. I wouldn't get it again, but I'll probably end up trying the tequila barrel aged variant. After all, every beer gets a chance - especially Mikkel's. Wouldn't recommend to friends. I'll be able to finish the bottle without issue, but I'm not excited to do it. A failed experiment.

The above notes withstanding, it does get better as it warms.

C+ (3,222 characters)

Photo of elNopalero
4.84/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This pours a thick solid black with inches of cocoa colored foam. It looks impressive. I’m drooling already.

The aroma is reminiscent of a light cocoa dusting and some cocoa powder, with each sip bursting with a layered coffee chocolate and light chili roastiness. There’s a wonderful sharp finish and a great spicy kick. I loved this brew.

(Wish I could pick out what the avocado leaves contribute, tho.) (412 characters)

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Mexas Ranger from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.