jkwood04 (2950) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle in a lager glass. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, whiskey, some hints of chipotle but not a lot, and some floral hops. Flavour the same with a lot of whiskey. Thick texture. A really good beer.
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12.7 oz bottle and served in Duvel snifter: Pours basically black with a deep tan frothy lasting head and nice lacing. The aroma has notes of Scotch whisky, oak, vanilla bean, peat smoke, leather, Cavendish pipe tobacco, bakers chocolate, walnut, green apples, grapefruit, pine needles, a tad catty, and a hint of sea salt... no aroma of any Chipotle peppers. The taste is basically a nice deep robusta porter aged in a floral Speyside barrel with nutty and earthy components throughout. It is not till the sip is long gone that a MILD spicy heat comes about. It works it magic but I sit here still wanting more... much more. The palate is expected ashy and soft. Add a bit more Chipote, a bit more smoke and less green apple this would be a big hit. That said I would gladly still spend the monies for the other versions of this brew.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a snifter. This one was quite pricey at $12.
4.5 A: Black color. Three fingers of medium brown, frothy/creamy head. Retention is very good and a healthy sized ring of lacing is left behind.
4.5 S: I love me some chilis and this beer has the chipotles way up in the forefront. After that thereís ample chocolate. The whiskey isnít very strong. If I hadnít read the label, I probably wouldnít have even detected it. Supple roastiness and maybe a touch of oak and caramel. I donít think Iíd be this impressed if the chipotles werenít done perfectly.
3.5 T: The flavors donít mesh nearly as well in the taste. Foremost, the whiskey seems to be a bit off as it gives out a leathery tanginess that I donít quite care for. Too much peat as well. The chilis are done very well again though. They add a great flavor while being reserved with the heat. The chocolate and roastiness are congruent with the peppers. Moderately powerful smokiness. I think if I got a hold of the regular version, Iíd like it better.
3.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Could use some more creaminess. Tannic astringency on finish.
3.5 D: This was a tasty beer, but I think itís mostly due to the peppers. The barrel aging did not improve this beer and I feel confident saying that without having had the original.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-04-2012 02:41:20
MotherBrother (627) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour dark brown, almost black, with a big, creamy frothy and long lasting tan head.
Aroma is quite roasted, with coffee, chocolate, vanilla, soy sauce, chilies and spices, oatmeal and whiskey.
Taste is sweet, with a semi-long roasted finish.
Semi-watery body, with a lively carb.
b3shine (3580) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to oversized tulip. Looks good; dark and opaque with thin lacing. Smells good too; The whiskey barrels are pleasant, but you pick up the pepper on the back end. Tastes solid (I didnít want to say "good" again). Nice flavors from the barreling with a mild, pleasant pepper experience. Mouthfeel is decent. Overall, a tasty brew.
olsonerr (37) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Heavy roasted aroma and coffee-colored head. Both the whiskey and chipotle character are well-balanced and not overpowering. The heat lingers and builds as the beer warms, and I noticed I still had a little pepper in my chest a few minutes after finishing. Very good.
Fratto (2446) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at the RBWG in Austin. Dark pour with a tan head. Nice addition of woody flavors and definite moss, but a little weaker than expected.
JaBier (4352) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by a friend as part of the reprieve following the Hopsnobbery Collectiveís first (and last) Crappy Beer Tasting on 2/29/12. Pitch black pour with a thin light brown head. Malty nose with notes of apple, booze, chocolate and slight pepper. Chocolate malt flavor followed closely by whiskey and smoke before a boozy finish with a slight apple accent.
Sledutah (3651) - Utah, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared during RBWG 2012
Black with no head or lacing. Smokey, peat, dark malts and chocolate. Nice.
maneliquor (2295) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours viscour black with a small mocha head. Lasts duration and leaves some spotty lacing. Sweet vanilla and dark, bitter chocolate mingle with green herbal tones and spiced whiskey. Lots of peppers at the back end of it all. Quite complex. Dark cocoa powder on the tongue to begin with. The peppers come in and out on the palate with quick additions of light whiskey, chocolate, and back end herbal tones. Quite easy drinking even with the slight heat at the back end of palate. Nice carbonation. The beer comes together nicely. So far these texas ranger beers have been fantastic and this is no exception