Mexas Ranger - Mikkeller ApS

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31 Reviews
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Reviews: 31
Hads: 155
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 7
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
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Denmark

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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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)

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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)

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Mexas Ranger from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.