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Ranger Creek Small Batch Series No. 4

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Small Batch Series No. 4 is our most exciting small batch release to date, and one that utilizes both aspects of our unique “brewstillery”. This beer takes our Mesquite Smoked Porter brewed to 10% ABV and ages it for 10 months in our own Texas bourbon barrels! Small Batch Series No. 4 carries a sumptuous nose of sweet oak, mesquite smoke, dark chocolate, toasted marshmallow and vanilla, along with flavors of dark bittersweet cocoa laced with sea salt, smoke, vanilla, and caramel. While this warming winter release is heavenly to sip now, it will age and mellow nicely for up to 10 years if stored carefully.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2013
37.5 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is smoked, dark roasted malty. Sweet, smoked, chili and bitter. Dry smoked and dark roasted finish. Lingering overripe fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34322) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2013
Bottled. A brown beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, roastes malt, and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of chocolate, roasted malt, and alcohol, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle at Papsø. Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel with notes of dried fruits. Fruity flavour of caramel, oak and vanilla with notes of dark chocolate. Light roasted finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23012) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty weak sour caramel aroma. Roasted malty fruity caramel and chocolate flavor with weak sour hints. Has a roasted malty caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 23, 2013
Dark brown pour with an off-white head. Sour and acetic on the front end. Smokey, oak, chocolate, and some dark fruit. A little bit of a smoked gouda note to it. The flavor is similarly smokey and tart. There’s a bit of dark fruit, fair amount of oak, roasted malt, vinegar, and chocolate. Not bad, just not really appealing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle thanks to Tim. Pours black with tan head. Fluffy head. Nose and taste of mesquite BBQ smoke, vanilla, chocolate, oak, toasted marshmallow and milk sugar. Medium body,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (11652) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle at Papsoe. Black with a huge beige head. Aroma and flavour of vanilla, bourbon, roasted malt, chocolate and caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daknole (10871) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2013
Dark brown pour, big tan head. Flavor of old fruit mixed with roast, vanilla, coffee...I think this one is infected too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10112) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2014
"bottled late 2012. has some unexpected wildnes to it, apart from the smoke. tasted more wine barreled than bourbon. A weird but enjoyable brew. Didn’t taste the 10% AT ALL...but also couldn’t tell this was once an imperial porter. Malty, but more smoked wild ale than anything else. The barrels did some weird stuff here..."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (10018) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head. The aroma is roast and oak and vanilla. Thin mouth with sweet vanilla and oak, caramel, hides alcohol well, decent.

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