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Mikkeller Texas Ranger Barrel Aged (Vanilla- & Cocoa beans Edition)

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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: En Porter brygget specielt til Texas på: vand, malt (smoked, maris otter, cara-crystal, brown og chocolate), ristet byg, humle (zeus, saaz og centennial), gær og chipotle chili. Lagret på brandyfade med kakaobønner og vaniljebønner.

English: Mikkeller Texas Ranger barrel aged with vanilla- and cocoa beans.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6044) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2014
(Bottle) Black colour with lasting, creamy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of dark chocolate, black coffee, oak wood, black rye bread and a touch of cognac. Malty, roasted taste with dark chocolate, cacao, coffee, vanilla, dark bread, tobacco, oak wood, a touch of cognac and a balanced cacao bitterness in the finish. The chilli stays in the background at the first sip, but grows over time, and gets quite hot after a while. Slightly more than medium body, mainly dry but with some sweetness coming through. Quite complex and interesting. Still very well balanced. Very nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angel77 (800) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 9, 2014
Botella de 37.5 cl. De el lúpulo, en el momento 09-04-2014. color negro intenso con espuma bastante oscura y persistente..... Aromas a maderas tostadas y quemadas con toques de especias, chocolate y ligero café, aumentando todo ello a medida que va calentando ...... Cuerpo medio con 6.6 vol bastante fácil de beber con paso por boca bastante cremoso y fino, con tonos de licor acentuándose al calentar...... Sabores de quemados y tostados dominados por especias suaves, notandose la vainilla sin problema, seguida de un ligero cacao. Sensación de licor seco y con toques de madera presente y acabando con picante seco y terroso del chile bastante intenso y que permanece en boca durante un buen rato. Increíble cerveza, para repetir sin duda. Una de las grandes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2610) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2014
Bottle courtesy of ye ol’ rotbox. Bought at beermerchant some years ago. Pours oily pitch black with a creamy and fizzy dark chocolate brown head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and spicy with roasted malts, cocoa nibs, dark roast coffee, liquorice fudge, chipotle peppers, charred wood, vanilla, african birds eye chili, carmelized almonds, moist hay and hints of roasted green bell peppers. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly bitter, malty and spicy with roasted malts, bitter chocolate, burnt caramel, charred wood, chipotle peppers, dark roast coffee, cinnamon, hay, moist soil, coconut shells, vanilla fudge, crème brûlée and hints of salty liquorice hard candy. Mouthfeel is soft, silky, tiny watery, spicy hot and medium bodied. Finish is bitter, malty and spicy with roasted malts, bitter chocolate, dark roast coffee, chipotle peppers, moist soil, burnt wood, vanilla beans and hints of alcohol. Exciting version of a solid, yet hot, base beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9536) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2014
375 ml green bottle poured a translucent dark reddish brown nearly black with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted malt, light vanilla and a hint of chipotles. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla and light chipotles with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Inbreak (1897) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 05.01.2014, 0,375l bottle @ home:
Nice brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and sweet, dark malts, salty licorice, dark sugar, coffee, chocolate, chili, hints of oak and alcohol. Taste is kind of watery, minerals, harsh vanilla, dark malts, grass, chili, burnt coffee, cocoa. Little bitterness, very thin watery mouthfeel. So disappointing!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10129) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2013
It’s pitch black with a creamy, dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, brandy, Oak, vanilla and chocolate. The flavor is moderately sweet with notes of roasted malt, licorice, vanilla, brandy and the chili burn comes towards the finish and lasts a while after...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shaney (2428) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2013
Ölig, beihnahe schwarzes Bier mit dunkelbraunem Schaum. Ein röstmalziges Aroma samt Kakao, Kaffee, Zartbitterschokolade und Creme Brulee. Halbtrockener Antrunk. Die Aromen kommen eins zu eins im Geschmack wieder, wobei die Chilinote einen Tick zu scharf ist. Klingt röstig-pfeffrig aus. Herausragendes Bier!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (6033) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
375mL bottle, pours black with a small brown head. Aroma is a mix of chili pepper, vanilla and cocoa -- certainly more vanilla and cocoa presence than the regular base beer. Flavour brings out a similar combo of all of them, with the vanilla and cocoa showing up at first, then the spicy chilli peppers kick in leaving a lingering chili note. There is a noticeable woody character as well. Pretty solid stuff, but I prefer the base beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13204) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle, 375ml. It pours a dark brown to black body and a dense, small, tan head. Roasted nose with chocolate, some alcohol and booze, dried fruits and vanilla. Really pleasant. The flavor has chili, vanilla, roasted malts, booze and chocolate, leading to a roasted, lightly chili burning finish. Full body. A bit unbalanced I think, but pleasant and tasteful, and sure nice. 130504

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (752) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
375ml bottle. Black with a brown head. Deep, powerful aroma of roasty coffee and dark chocolate. Also some cherry and blackberry fruitiness with barrel notes at the edges. On the tongue an initial wash of chocolate drops out abruptly to be replaced by pepper heat. Vanilla only shows up fleetingly and sporadically. It hits a lot of the right notes but does feel pretty muddled at times. Then again it’s must be a hard task to make a beer with these elements come together right, so well done to Mikkeller on this occasion.


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