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Small Batch Series No. 4 - Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling

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Small Batch Series No. 4
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78
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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 24.63%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: gtermi on 12-20-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A huge tan head instantly rises that makes this almost impossible to poor. After the tan foam settles, the color is dark brown, nearly black. Not quite opaque. Thick globs of lace are left in patches.
S: Huge meaty, smokey aromas up front. Almost full on cured salmon like in the nose. At first that is very interesting, and enjoyable. Though it soon becomes over barring. Not much else to balances the smoke.
T: The smoked meat flavor is again, up front and center. Though more comes out this time. Kind of salty/sweet/savory flavors. Some vanilla and chocolate. Buttery notes as well. Burnt toast and crackers. Unlike the nose, lots going on here. Though it is a bit convoluted and messy.
M/D: A medium body with very high carbonation. A bit on the thin side though. This is interesting to drink. I am making it through the bottle without a problem. Though I can't say this is something I care to come back to all that often.

Ranger Creek is doing something with this Small Batch series. I am not sure what, but it is not boring. Still, I only seem to pick these up out of curiosity, never a second purchase of any one batch yet.

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3.79/5  rDev +12.5%
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11/26/12
375ml, Riedel tulip

A: Pours pretty darn black colored. Four full fingers of light tan head. It's a fluffy head too. Lots of carbonation.

S: Smells of bacon smoked meats and roasted campfire. Even through the head. Getting some coffee and dark chocolate.

T: Not infected. Very carbonated. Lots of smoked meats. Campfire. Roasted malt. Wishing there was more barrel. I know they ramped the malts and hops, but missing barrel here. Dry finish.

M: Highly carbonated. Big medium.

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Small Batch Series No. 4 from Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
78 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.