Texas Ranger (Chipotle Porter) | Mikkeller ApS

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Texas Ranger (Chipotle Porter)Texas Ranger (Chipotle Porter)
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Texas Ranger (Chipotle Porter)Texas Ranger (Chipotle Porter)

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS

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

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours jet black with a chocolate brown head. In the aroma, small chocolate with a spicy chipotle peppers. In the taste, spicy pepper with a chocolate like undertone. A small spice bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry chocolate to spicy pepper aftertaste. Nice spice, chocolate hides it, but a nice spice underlying the whole way through.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of rudzud
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased at Julio's a while back 12 months?? Shared with bpk59 at his house.

A - Poured into a standard pint glass a dark chocolate hue with a mocha one finger creamy head that fades to a cloudy mocha with a dense halo.

S - Aromas rich chocolate and light coffee with rich earthy tones with some faint pepper aroma.

T - Taste of rich dark bakers chocolate and some light Smokey notes. Faint chili heat and nice chipotle flavour . Not too potent. Very tasty.

M - Nice and lowly carbonated makes it slightly thin but velvety. Nice lingering warmth and heat.

O - Overall I really enjoyed this beer. Was nervous I wouldn't get any chili nut the chipotle flavour is there. Very enjoyable. Would like another bottle of this.

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

Pours a dark black as night hue which leaves a two finger mochaa laced head and lacing everywhere looks pretty much like a coffee with the lacing,the smell is oak,mocha and an earthy herblaness,the mouthfeel is creamy full bodied and milky with tastes of feint oak,chocolate,milky cappicino,a touch of hops and a lingering chilli heatness that numbs the lips a touch on finish and overall a very nice chilli porter and i would definately drink again.

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours black as pitch with about two fingers of creamy mocha head. The beer itself is completely opaque and the foam takes quite a bit of time to settle. There is some substantial lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is interesting. I'm picking up huge malt, chilies, and dirt. All three of those scents dominate. The dirt is a weird one, I don't get that too often in a beer. As it warms, I'm getting note of leather and tobacco. Damn, this beer kinda smells like an ashtray. That being said, I'm kinda into it.

T: This beer starts off malty with huge roast and burnt toast. I get a bit of dirt and some chilies right after the initial blast. The finish has notes of chocolate and some really nice heat.

M: Full bodied beer. This beer coats the palate in a single sip. It starts out bittersweet and finishes with a good amount of spice. The thing that really stick out in my mind is how chalky the lingering flavors are. It's like a mix between being sticky and dry.

O: I've always been a fan of beers brewed with chilies, but I feel like this one misses the mark. The heat from the peppers is definitely present, but it seems to detract from the other aspects of this beer. A solid brew, but I don't think I;d seek it out again.

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4.53/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the most interesting beer i've sampled in a while, poured from a bottle into a beer mug at about 55 degrees F.

It pours beautifully rich and malty syrup colored dankness into the mug with a monolithic chocolate milk looking foam head at least 4" tall up the side of the glass. Lacing coats everything in sight like a foam party at a cheap nightclub.

The smell hints at cocoa nibs and bourbon roastyness and plum fruit with a medicinal alcohol finger up the nose. Taste is interesting, it's much more subtle than other smoked porters. There's a definite hint of soy sauce mixed in with coffee and plum sour notes, slight alcohol presence on the back of the tongue with only a hint of smoked chipotle ending on the aftertaste. It's so subtle and warm, it makes you want to take another sip. Then another, then one more... then it's gone!

Overall, it's an excellent beer. I just wish i'd have had the opportunity to try it fresh from the brewery.

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of brewcrew76
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Solid black with ruby highlights and a creamy tan head. Thick wall of lace down the glass.

S - Smoky chipotle, cocoa, coffee grounds and earthy malt.

T - Smoky chipotle, earthy, leather, light pepper heat that lingers into the aftertaste, roasted malts, sweet chocolate, black coffee. Taste of the chipotle is quite noticeable but the heat is subtle.

M - Medium to full mouthfeel, creamy with low carbonation and a linger pepper heat.

D - A good porter as the base with just enough chipotle to provide the right amount of heat without being overwhelming. Still a slow sipper though.

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Photo of Pintofbrown
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this in a glass stein.

Appearance- The head is three fingers of soapy foam and intimates brown sugar. This porter has an appropriately black body and decent sheet lace.

Smell- It smells earthy and definitely has that sweet stank of chipotle peppers. I even detect some oak and dark chocolate. I love me some chipotle peppers, and so far, this nose has me pretty excited.

Taste- The sweet and musty chipotle hits the palate immediately. The beer is not spicy in any way though, in case people are expecting that.

I am also surprised by the smooth dark chocolate flavor, but not the roasty backbone. That smokey chipotle is the perfect pairing for roasted malt.

I get a sense of oak in the drink after a little while, but not any whiskey booziness.

Mouth feel- This may be more of a medium body, but it is very watery. No stick to it at all, which is too bad. I would really like for these flavors to linger on the palate longer.

Overall- This beer is certainly interesting, but the parts fit together surprisingly well. I think a little more whiskey and boozy quality would suit this beer just fine.

A leathery flavor hitting hard with the smoky pepper and roast would round this one out quite well. If this is ever brewed again, I really hope the feel is improved; way too watery to leave a good impression.

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of uno99
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Quite curious about this one from Mikkeller... Bottle cap seems to have let out a little of the beer -- evidenced by some sticky syrupy gloop around the neck. Doesn't seem to have effected the carbonation or taste...

A: Poured into a Lucifer snifter. Super dark brown, perfect porter color. Nice dense head that leaves some decent lacing. Looks more like a light-heavyweight rather than a 6.6% welterweight.

S: I asked myself before opening; "Is this going to smell like the chipotle and beer BBQ sauce I have in the fridge?". Well... It sort of does!! The spicing is more laid back than I imagined however, which is probably a good thing. Definitely some chili's and whatnot in the background though.

....Oh and it smells like a decent porter as well.

D: First few sips is sort of unimpressive, but once you get into this it really steamrolls you with some interesting heat. The only time I've experienced a beer like this is with Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel, Route Des Épices.

M: Sort of averagely good mouthfeel here. It's probably best its not any thicker, but does feel lacking to some degree. I imagined it thick like BBQ sauce, but its definitely not. Carbonation is lively, however there is not much dryness on the finish.

Overall this is a good porter not made better from the added chipotle, but definitely made more interesting. Well crafted as usual from the Mikkeller lads. Goes good with chocolate.

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4/5  rDev -1%

Texas Ranger (Chipotle Porter) from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 433 ratings