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Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mezr (58) - California, USA - APR 16, 2013
Poured from a 12.7 oz bottle, itís as close to black as can be ... and yet still be brown. A HUGE, frothy, medium brown head slowly dissipates and laces nicely on the glass. Aroma is of caramel, roasty malt and earthy. Maybe cocoa and vanilla? Tasting this beer is a relief, because I was afraid that it would be a bit boozy given the fermentation in tequila barrels. But itís not. What does come through is a slight saltiness, followed by a little sting from the many chilies used in the brewing process. Not sure if itís the chilies or the carbonation, but itís a bit lively on the palate, and itís a bit sticky too. This is one of those beers where I wasnít sure if Iíd like the unusual combination of ingredients. In the end, Iíd say itís a winner. But I wish I knew that the "non-tequila" version was like.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1763) - Earth, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle. Having not had the OG Ranger Iím not as sure what to go off of here, but this odd concept worked as far as Iím concerned. Hints of sweet roast, tequila, light chocolate, and oddly enough, beans. Flavors are swimming mostly in delicious dark sweet porter, all the while tasting almonds, beans, cocoa powder, and hints at tequila barrels. This was either going to work or not work. I thought it was somewhere in between. You canít fully taste all the ingredients listed, but it all works well and nothing is out of place. Go Mikkel!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (1097) - oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 21, 2014
Botella de 33 cl de 2d2dspuma, tomada en el momento en Belmonte el 21-11-2014. Con fecha de cons pref para antes de 20-11-2016. color negro intenso con espuma bastante oscura. Aromas intensos de licores que tapan casi por completo algunas maltas tostadas y ligeramente quemadas con toques de cacaos, especias (suaves vainillas). Cuerpo medio a alto, con 6.6 vol, algo denso aunque con buen paso por boca con bastante aspecto de licor. Sabores intensos de licores frescos y secos tipo tequilas que dominan desde el principio dejando ver por debajo toques maltosos tostados con algo de cacao y especias tipo vainilla que se van acentuando segķn coge temperatura. Bastante buena, con una gran sensaciůn y sabores de tequila. Mucho menos, por no decir nada, herbŠcea, especiada y picante que la mexas ranger. Para repetir sin duda.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omega (724) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 29, 2014
From Texas to Mexas, this one has a bit more sweetness on the palate. The aroma also seems intensified by the barrel aging, yet I find it to be a little more subdued on the palate. I typically donít like tequila - it is my angry drink, but for this beer it somehow works. Come any closer and I will stab you!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hackobock (1733) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2014
August 20, 2014. Bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a dense brown head, Aroma is lots of tequila up front, chocolate, wood, chili, spices. Taste is light sweet, light bitter roasted and some spices. Finish is tequila, dry woody, light sweet chocolate.Light medium bodied. The tequila overpowers and mask the other flavors present in the base beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (11249) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, fruit, coffee, roasted malt. Flavour is alcohol, fruit, chili, roasted malt, spices, tequila. Very nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2014
"As with Mexas Ranger and other Mikkeller Porters, the base is done very very well. Their Porters are awesome. The tequila (weird in Black Hole) works much better here, in this lighter but robust ale, and it blends better with the ingredients of this beer better than the honey and vanilla in BH. Slightly astringent but pretty smooth. Canít say itís better than the base, for more coin, but glad to have had it."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (2756) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2014
Bottled. Pours black with a small, lacing, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, wood and tequila. Sweet flavor that ends up dry with chili notes. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. A nice brew.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Buongiorgio00 (917) - - MAY 22, 2014
Una potenza gustativa a tutto tondo, che va dallíintenso aroma di cioccolato e caffť intrecciato con una leggera speziatura allíintenso tono torbato che accompagna il sorso. Stupenda!! Ne riberrei subito uníaltra!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (4240) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle shared with BBGTC. Slow gusher. Pours a pitch black body with a massive creamy off-white head. Nose is tequila agave tones, chocolate, coffee, red fruits, spices, herbs, wood and hints of wood, chili, red peppers and vegetables. Taste is spicy cinnamon notes, herbs, red peppers, grass, chocolate, syrup, coffee and hints of nutmeg, red peppers and faint chili. Full body, soft to medium carbonation. OK, but I prefer the regular version.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CJMunchel (51) - Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2014
Very dark with a heavy creamy head. Very strong coffee chocolate taste. Would be a good desert beer after a Mexican meal. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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