Texas Ranger (Chipotle Porter) | Mikkeller ApS

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Texas Ranger (Chipotle Porter)Texas Ranger (Chipotle Porter)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with Chipotle Chilli Peppers at De Proef, Belgium.

Added by TMoney2591 on 06-16-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
429
Reviews:
179
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
11.85%
 
 
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45
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81
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Photo of brewduder
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johunnic
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 7/1/2019. Pours pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense dark brown head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, smoked pepper, caramel, toast, dark bread, light licorice/molasses/char, pine, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, chipotle pepper, and moderate earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, smoked pepper, caramel, toast, dark bread, light licorice/molasses/char, pine, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Moderate amount of herbal/pine bitterness and pepper spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, smoked pepper, caramel, toast, dark bread, pine, light char, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, chipotle pepper, and moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Some light-moderate drying bitterness and pepper spice after the finish. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. A mild amount of pepper heat builds up on the finish as you finish the glass, but never gets too strong. Overall this is an awesome pepper spiced porter style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, chipotle pepper, and moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on with the balanced pepper spiciness. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Cramshawbar
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Andrewharemza
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle, pours Pitch black colour with a tanned head. Aroma dark chocolate, dark roasted malts, chilli, espresso. Taste much the same as the aroma I get heat at the end a peppery heat not a bad heat.

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Photo of drmeto
4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L:
-pours the darkest of brown with a big,creamy,chocolate-coloured head
S:
-coffee,chocolate,pepper,smoke,oats,tobacco,a touch f dark fruits
T:
-coffeee,burnt toast,chocolate,present pepper heat,tobacco,toasty,faint mint
F:
-low to medium carbonation
-medium to full body
O:
It's thick.It's complex.It's not too hot.Great

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Photo of 4ster
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brewski
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheMadJack
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 1 pint, 9oz bottle into a Guinness pint glass.

A: The beer is dark, dark brown and totally opaque, even against the light. Mousse-like caramel head which is reddish at the edges where it meets the beer.

S: Dark semi-sweet bakers chocolate rises hard from the glass. Old, dark toast and the sweet and sour scent of milk follow meekly behind. No sign of chipotle fresh from the bottle. Peppery notes - as in Piper, not Capsicum - start to emerge as an aftereffect as the beer warms.

T: Strong roasted note, like the char on a steak, is followed by bitter chocolate and a hit of pepper on the finish, which gets a touch more aggressive with warming. This palette is rounded out with a gentle, almost oatmeal stout-like backdrop. The tang of the char carries through the whole tasting and lingers along with the pepper bite on the finish. Since a chipotle is a smoke-dried jalapeno, and I am getting neither a smoky nor a capsicum aspect to the beer, I am docking points on flavor despite it being a robust (read: stout-like), well-executed, and enjoyable porter.

M: Full and milky smooth without being sticky or heavy. The pepper aspect gives a slight warmth on the throat on the swallow and even a little heat on the lips. Very little carbonation and a clean finish.

D: A robust porter that should be served with an equally robust meal. Grilled chicken in mole would probably be the way to go.

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Photo of joe_sf
4.67/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, no bottled on date or freshness information present. My bottle labeled as Mikkeller Chipotle Porter. 6.60% abv on the label.

Poured into a Big Eddy snifter.

A - Pours one of the darkest blackest inkiest looking beers I've ever seen. Opaque as all hell, with just over a finger of dark dark mocha chocolate head, that falls to a skimming. Some small sticky spotty lacing. Looks very nice.

S - Aroma is of roasted barley, huge as all hell. Mild hints of cream, chocolate, char, and smoke. Maybe slightly earthy. No peppers really appear in the smell.

T - Taste follows the nose: tons of roast, barley, smoke, char. The chipotle pepper heat builds on the finish.

M - Feel is thick, full, & creamy. Good carbonation. Lots of lingering, slow-building Chipotle pepper heat. Very bitter & chocolatey.

Overall, an excellent chipotle pepper porter from Mikkeller. Borderling stout tasting. I might have expected more initial pepper heat, but it turned out very nice. Very dark and flavorful, especially for the moderate 6.60% abv.

Mikkeller Chipotle Porter -----4/5.

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Photo of Marius
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

33cl bottle. Pitch black pour with a tall espresso head, dense, slow to rise to the surface. Hoppy smell, with notes of pine resin, cocoa, chocolate, subtle grape and cherry sourness and paprika. The taste is rich with chocolate, roasted grains, smoke, bell peppers and a bit of licorice. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, medium carbonation and a roasty, chili-hot aftertaste.

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Photo of Eziel
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LAND_MINE
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel snifter glass.

A - 4.75 - Pours jet black in color. Forms a two finger, dark tan to light brown colored head. High head potential, good head retention. Whispy lacing.
S - 4.75 - Lots of wood here for me. Oak wood, wood sap, whiskey cask barrel staves, bitter baker's chocolate, lots of chipotle chili, coffee beans and a very light smoke.
T - 4 - LOTS of chili pepper, almost too much...but not quite, its just right if you want a good kick. Lots of woodiness again, bitter chocolates and coffee. However, there isn't much sweetness here, and I feel with the amount of heat this has, it needs some more sweetness to balance it out.
F - 4 - Medium bodied mouthfeel
O - 4 - A VERY good pepper porter...but needs more sweetness. So close to being perfect.

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Photo of Wer34truh
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

poured into a nonic pint

A: big fat mocha head chunky and it lingers and laces the glass. very dark black body

S: I'm getting a metallic, peppery smell like crushed red pepper smells, a little bit of a lager smell

T: lots of that metallic and faint crushed pepper taste but very nice deep roasted barley and coffee with some deep chocolate and maybe a little bit of tingle from the peppers

M: nice almost chalky mouthfeel very interesting

O: Delicious I was a little off put by the initial nose but I think it was the peppers has an amazing porter taste it's everything you want roasty and thick with just the right amount of chocolate delight. The more this beer warms the peppers shine.

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Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KJ2013
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robgutie
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Westyn
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkhara12
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBeast
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikemands
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of williamjbauer
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Texas Ranger (Chipotle Porter) from Mikkeller ApS
4.05 out of 5 based on 429 ratings.
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