JStax (4993) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to flandersned. Thanks! The beer is a thick, viscous black with a khaki head of foam. The aroma has strong sweet malty character, a little roasty, and just a bit of pepper come through. Sweet and and very roasty. A prickle of heat on the backend. Thick mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.
Nisse666 (6045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Saveur Biere cons 2016-02-14 Göteborg
AR: thick chocolate sause, coffey, rosted malt
AP: dark brown heavy denisity with ruby rim, high frothy/stouty thick foam
F: dark and bitter chocolate, black coffey, wee bit hollow, chili finish - long and lasting togheter with the heavy chocolate, dry
superspak (4483) - Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 10/14/2019. Pours dense pitch black color with a 2 finger dense and rocky dark brown bread with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Incredible appearance. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, molasses, chili pepper, smoke, tobacco, nuttiness, light dark fruit/licorice, pine, light char, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, cocoa/spice, and earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, molasses, chili pepper, smoke, tobacco, nuttiness, light dark fruit/licorice, pine, light char, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Good amount of roast/char/pine bitterness and pepper spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, molasses, chili pepper, smoke, tobacco, nuttiness, light dark fruit/licorice, herbal, pine, and roast/char earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, cocoa/spice, and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitter/spiciness balance and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Good amount of dryness from bitter/spiciness as well. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/chalky, and sticky/resinous balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Very minimal pepper heat as well. Overall this is an outstanding spiced American stout style. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, cocoa/spice, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.
allmyvinyl (9255) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas are nutty, spicy, chocolate, green herbs. Taste is chocolate, smoky, fruity finish.
AshtonMcCobb (5038) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Appellation Wines.
Appearance - deep dark and opaque with a nice fawn head.
Nose - green, very herby, chocolate coming through too.
Taste - sweet malt, cereal, nettles at the back.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a tangy texture and a dry balanced finish.
Overall - complex and interesting.
mkam (409) - POLAND - FEB 9, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a steady brown head. Beer is very rich, aromas and flavours of cocoa, chocolate, vanilla. Peppers present in the taste, very pleasing, absolutely not only for chilli heads. Pleasant oily texture and low caarbonation only keep this beer better and better. Very good stuff.
cagou007 (963) - FRANCE - FEB 1, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amazing deep black color with thick and persistent brown head. Nose is chocolate, hops and roasted malts. Aromas are roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, a chili note. I guessed the black beans, but I definitely didn't get the almond milk and the avocado leaves (?!). Low carbonation, oily texture. Long bitter, roasty and hot finish. Intersecting and complex beer!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BrewGoblin (632) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JAN 27, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Extremely unique and thought provoking, Mexas Ranger is a U-turn on a style twisted upside down and inter-dimensionally...or some such superfluousness. One of the few beers I have had that forces my hands to type "umami", shades of charred meat mesh with hints of chocolate, vanilla, smokey chilies, burnt toffee and brown sugar. The carbonation is relaxed, the body slick, a sweet, salty and smokey finish remains. Not an everyday drinker, this well-crafted departure from the mundane is a treat to behold.
JulienHuxley (5525) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 33cl. Opaque black pour with rich frothy lacy moka head. Aroma is smoky, roasted chili peppers, mexican chocolate, tons of cocoa, light roasted coffee notes, light caramel. Taste is sweet, good spicy/herbal flavors, nice bitterness, tons of powdery pure cocoa flavors. Palate is med-full bodied, nice and creamy with good carbonation. Taste stuff.
DroolYeast (943) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Basement Beer Bar at Blackout Days, Aalborg. Aroma is moderate maltyness, chocolate, spicy, chili. Black with tan head, mostly diminishing. Light+ sweetness, moderate malt bitterness, chili hotness as well. Full body, oily texture, avg. carb., malt bitter and chili finish.