Mesquite Smoked Porter - MSP | Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling

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Mesquite Smoked Porter - MSPMesquite Smoked Porter - MSP
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
Texas, United States
drinkrangercreek.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by champ103 on 12-10-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
186
Reviews:
63
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
13.42%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
37
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 186 |  Reviews: 63
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of HardTarget
4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark brown glass shows some light through the edges giving a soft glow. Holds a tan head of tight head that gives some lacing.

Smell: Smoke comes through in the nose without a problem, smells a little BBQ, but that just may be my association with mesquite. Some sweet malt and slightly barrel sour gives some complexity and depth.

Taste: Goes a little lighter in flavor than I expected, more toward a Black lager than a Porter. Again, the woody smoke comes through at a nice level, firmly there without overwhelming everything else. Balance between the roasted malty sweetness and smoke doesn't let any hop flavor through.

Mouthfeel: Light body with a low carbonation level. Slick and dry at the same time, a nice trick.

Overall: A milder package than I expected, but what's here is good! Smoke level is very nice, this is a complex sessionable beer that hides any trace of flaw or alcohol. I'm impressed, hope to see more Ranger Creek about!

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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2/5  rDev -47.4%

Photo of TexIndy
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a pint glass. Bottled date of 5/31/12 and Batch 9 clearly marked on front label (love that!). It was a dark brown, almost black, with deep mahogany edges. It had a good sized tan head that slowly settled into a good collar and covering foam. Good, quick sliding lace with a little sticking.

The aroma was cured meat, mesquite, dark roasted malt and a bit of coffee. Very good aroma and similar to a rauchbier. The taste follows the aroma with the smoke giving a great taste without being overpowering. Good sweet and bitter offsets from the chocolate and coffee flavors. There was a metallic taste that did distract a bit though. Mouthfeel was medium with good carbonation and a nice aftertaste.

Overall, a really good smoked porter that I recommend. My first Ranger Creek - looking forward to trying more from them. Available here in TX obviously. Rotation - would love to try on-tap. For bottle, I can see getting it every so often when the smoked mood hits [SF]

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of mdfb79
3.36/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I popped the bottle and went into the living room for a minute, and when I came back a few oz's had slowly gushed out of the bottle, so be careful. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into my Cigar City tulip.

a - Pours a very dark brown, almost black color, with one inch of dark tan head and moderate to high carbonation evident.

s - Smells of smoke, sweet dark fruits, roasted malts, some chocolate, and leather. Very smokey, and the sweetness is a bit odd.

t - Tastes of smoked malts, bacon, roasted malts, cream, bitter chocolate, coffee, toasted malts, light fruits. Not as sweet as the nose, much better in my opinion.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy; pretty nice body.

o - Overall a pretty average smoked porter. I wasn't a big fan of the nose as it seemed a bit odd and sweet, but the taste was better. Wouldn't seek it out again but worth trying if you love smoked beers.

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2.29/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Batch 5. Bottled 6-1-11

I start to crack the cap and this thing sprays everywhere, a ton of psi in the bottle. I set it in the sink and come back a few moments later.
In the glass this looks dark brown, opaque and hazy, really murky.
The aroma is smokey, barbeque mesquite, smoked wood, wet ashy wood.
Flavors are not overpowering as i thought, the smokey flavors are decent, this is really woody though throughout the whole beer, everything is inoculated with damp saturated wood. keeps reminding me of burning houses i've been in.
Not any carbination left, the gushing took it all out. Mouthfeel is thin. Dont know if the psuedo-infection did this or not, i'd assume so.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Mesquite Smoked Porter - MSP from Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
3.8 out of 5 based on 186 ratings.
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