DiarmaidBHK (6151) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle from unknown store. Pours black with a thick brown head. Massive roasted malt on the nose. Even bigger chocolate roast on the tongue. Not getting much chipotle. Finishes clean. Even without the chipotle it’s still a fantastic porter. HoppyBudgie (940) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2013
Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is sweet plum, sugar, some honey, roast and quite spicy. Flavour is roasted malts, some alcohol, spices. Feel the chili in the end. Had it for bbq tenderloin Zer0 (1227) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours almost black with a decent head. Aroma of spicy peppers, coffee and some floral notes. Taste is heavy spicy. Full bodied but leaves a burning sensation. jookos (7160) - FINLAND - JUN 25, 2013
Bottle. Black with almost creamy head. a spicy vegetal aroma on nose, licorice, a bit of milk chocolate roastedness. body soft, full, with a chili burn in the finish. smoky flavors, otherwise as the nose. ok soft and creamy, as a chili porter pretty good.bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2013
pours like an imperial stout. black, large frothy mocha head with long retention and lots of lacing. toast, milk chocolate, toffee, lots of smoke, fairly spicy chipotle, a slight metallic note. medium bitter, medium-liter spicy, umami. medium-full body, creamy feel, soft carb, lingering spicy finish.
Brandman (2964) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2013
Black body, brown head. Aroma has really dark chocolate, sweet espresso coffee, sugar and some burned veggies. Very Nice chilli burn in aftertaste. Great. Vestergaard (2091) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2013
Beautiful Black with Brown head. Smell is lil fresh with coffee and hops. Nice coffee and Dark chocolate, and massive but Nice chili. Impressive for the low alcohol!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone prawlie (1702) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2013
Half Pint at Euston Tap. Black with slight bubbly dark yellow-brown head. Spicy, ’hot’ but otherwise smooth chilli beer. Quite different to the barrel aged version if I recall it rightly. zacgillbanks (5661) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2015 Bottle of Texas Ranger and Chipotle Porter from Rehills and Coppers, Newcastle. An inky black beer with a quickly disappearing large dark brown head of foam. Initial chocolate flavours are followed by sweet red fruit, roasted coffee, liquorice and roasted barbecue notes with a warming, spicy chilli finish. Excellent! tfredvik (2081) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2014 This is the most viscous looking beer I’ve had in a very long time: the pitch black liquid barely drips out the bottle! A large, creamy and very dense head with a scary dark brown colour forms easily and stays big for a long time before settling as a thick layer. Lots of foam is still clinging to the glass after the Texas Ranger is gone. The aroma is very strong and not surprisingly on the malty side. It’s heavily roasted with dark caramel, coffee and liquorice, some fainter chocolate and in the back I get traces of fruits and berries and even some juicy tobacco. Delicious! I can’t say I pick up any chilli in the aroma, but the chipotle certainly is obvious in the flavours! Especially in the long, moderate bitter aftertaste, the burning chilli makes this a beer you don’t hurl down, this is definitely a sipper. The initial taste is moderate sweet, and this soothes the palate for a while, until the next wave of chilli attacks. Other flavours include roasted notes, coffee and liquorice, and more pronounced notes of chocolate and tobacco that I found in the flavours. I also get vague hints of leather. The mouthfeel (and throat feel!) is very rough due to the chilli, and in the beginning it was actually a bit unpleasant. Further down in the glass I’m slowly getting used to the roughness. The body is full, the texture is very oily and slick, the carbonation is soft. A wonderful and intense beer, although it’s a bit demanding. The most demanding part is of course all the googling that’s involved: how to pronounce "chipotle"?
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 1.5 years before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]