Texas Ranger (Chipotle Porter) - Brandy Barrel-Aged, Vanilla & Cocoa Beans | Mikkeller ApS

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Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Thehuntmaster on 01-06-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

375ml bottle 6,6% Abv.
Served lightly chilled in an over sized wine glass.

I cannot believe I am adding a beer from Mikkeller!

Appearance: Good lord, this does not look like a porter! Black-hole like blackness, no highlights, no edges, no nothing! I would have said this is a 10-15% imperial stout. How on earth do they get a 6% beer this black?
A rough pour yields a large mocha coloured head that lasts really well and leaves great lace.
If the appearance is anything to go by this is going to be a stunning beer.

Smell: Mmmmm delicious; fine dark chocolate, cocoa, burned malt, espresso, light smoke, oak, sweet vanilla, a touch of brandy and a light nose tingle from the chipotles. Warming yields sweet, dark caramel and more chilli spiciness.
This is amazingly complex for a 6% beer!

Taste: First sip: Um, there is no flavour, wtf!
Maybe I wasn't concentrating.
Second (bigger) sip: Bitter, lightly hot water. Again wtf.
I must be missing something.
Third sip (gulp): Nope, this beer really has almost no flavour! Bitter charred malt, chipotle heat, a touch of cocoa and a hint of oak is about it.
I guess if the appearance and nose hadn't raised my hopes so much this would have been an acceptable drink.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body, lightly sticky but sadly very badly carbonated. Over carbonated an quite harsh. Not the best feeling beer around. I did enjoy the chilli heat though.

Overall: If the taste had been on par with the nose this would have been a superb beer. I cannot help but think this might have been a bad bottle.

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Texas Ranger (Chipotle Porter) - Brandy Barrel-Aged, Vanilla & Cocoa Beans from Mikkeller ApS
3.53 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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