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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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Influenced by the classic Bamberg rauchbiers, our Mesquite Smoked Porter is brewed with a Texas twist, using malt smoked in-house over Texas mesquite. This dark mahogany porter has a velvety mouthfeel, and a roasty, dark chocolate flavor balanced with a subtle hop spice. The nose is warm and pleasing with aromas of cured meat, pepper, leather, dark roast coffee, and a distinct mesquite wood aroma. The Mesquite-Smoked Porterís medium body, rich complex taste of roasted grains, coffee, dark chocolate, and meaty, smoky character make this perfect for any Texas day, be it the cold of winter, or the accompaniment to a summer barbecue.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6263) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Bottle:   Somewhat of a chocolate milkshake color, thin to moderate sudsy light beige head, spotty lacing.   Super strong mesquite smoke on the nose, slightly roasted, a little cream and sugar sweetness.   Smokey on the tongue, definite mesquite in its smokiness.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Not as heavy or roasty as others, but the mesquite is nice.   Not a big roasty example, more smoke than others, but clean and entertaining.   Thanks Bill!


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Very black pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma is wonderful - mesquite wood, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit. Flavors follow the aroma. A truly nice and unique beer. Iíve had it both on tap at Ranger Creek and in bottles; both are excellent. Canít believe I hadnít put up a rating on this yet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9710) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Bomber courtesy of Bu11zeye (thanks Markus!) poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of mesquite smoke, roastiness, bakers cocoa and coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of mesquite smoke, bakers cocoa and roastiness with a smooth lingering smoked finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3300) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
22oz bottle Batch 11 12/14/12 (Whole Foods)-AUS Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of smoke and more smoke. Taste of smoke, chocolate, and malt. This medium bodied brew is more smoke than porter but is still tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crajun (952) - , Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
nice aroma; wood or smoke combined with toastedness and chocolate. dark cola pour. palate was thinner than I expected? Taste was toward bitter side a combination of the coffee and slight hops. will try again..

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3140) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Bottled at a Scardello tasting. Very big and bold smoked beer. Great porter base beer with notes of semi-bitter chocolate and coffee. The smoke is nice and not overpowering. I couldnít tell you it was definitely mesquite but it reminded me of BBQ. well done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (357) - Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Nice porter. Dry, chocolate, good maltiness. The mesquite is interesting but not overwhelming.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5312) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Nearly opaque dark brown with a medium sized, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, burnt wood, smoke, some cocoa, and smokey meat. Taste of roasted malts, smoked malt, spicy mesquite wood, cocoa, and light vanilla bean. Dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2564) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Pours thick dark coffee black in color with a big creamy cocoa head. The aroma brings smoked barbecue sweetness really smooth in the nose. The body is quite creamy but lighter. Flavors bring smoked malts with a peppery ending from the mesquite wood or the hops, not sure. It is definitely present though.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1181) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle from Choice Beverages in McKinney. Pours black with a thin tan head. The aromas are mesquite, smoked ham, pepper, and roasted coffee. The mouthfeel is slightly watery and dry with a medium body, heavy bitterness and light carbonation. Excellent beer. Cheers!


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