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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23 (1637) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
My favorite of the series so far. I love the regular version of their porter but this amped up and aged version is all that and more. The extra oak and vanilla blend in nicely and the mesquite seems even stronger. Will definitely be stashing a few of these away later.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (1040) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Sweet almost bubblegum up front. Followed by mild roast and lots of smoke.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixonian (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle Near black pour with a ring of tan head. Nose of smoke, whiskey, vanilla - flavor is very whiskey forward but becomes more smokey as it warms. Chocolate, roast, wood.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4807) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Black pour with a khaki head. Vanilla, smoke, bbq, light meat, wood, and faint alcohol. And smoke. Very nice on the palate, heavy vanilla, alcohol, barrel, smoke, chocolate, smooth finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Pours black with a small ring of foam for a head. Aroma is certainly eventful with notes of smoke, oak, herbs, faint coffee and mildly dark chocolate, subtle medicinal bourbon, and MAYBE some slight hints of sourness, but I might just be imagining that. Flavor of wood, sweet charred bourbon, dark chocolate, coffee and smoke starts things off right. Hints at maltiness and astringency in the same moment. I get the sea salt mention in the description. FInishes with the bourbon and smoke combining for a dry effect, flavor is burnt and herbal but not too bitter. Nearly heavy bodied and not too hot, this is easy drinking, and the carbonation is suitably light. Again, I really can’t tell if there’s signs of infection this time, but I don’t want to take the time to find out. It’s good now, and I’m happy to report that about something from Ranger Creek.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CloakedDagger (523) - - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle 37,5 cl. Pours a murky, opaque brown with a huge if dissipating beige head. Very lively carbonation. Lovely woody nose, some - pleasantly - rotten fruit and a slight tartness. Medium body, very subtle roast, more dark dried, rotten fruit, vanilla and wood. No real bitterness. Enjoyable. 260713

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle, batch 11/27/12, dark murky brown color with tan head, aroma is smokey pork, flavor has a mesquite creosote note, char, whiskey, vanilla, no heat, nice

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5650) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
The beer pours a black color with a beige head. The aroma is heavy on the smoke, with some chocolate and roasted malt thrown in. As the beer warms the oak notes begin to come through, but I never really get any whiskey notes in the beer. The smoke is very well done and is not overpowering. It allows some chocolate to come through, as well as a hint of caramel malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. This beer was showing no signs of infection.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (3686) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Black with a decent tan head. Aroma is of mesquite smoke, leather, wood. Taste is of pepper, mesquite, leather, smoke, bourbon, roasted malts.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3913) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle. The look is dark, brown to black in color, and has a light tan head. The smell is whiskey, wood, alcohol, malt, and nice. The taste is wood, alcohol, whiskey, malt, and good.


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