SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Pours pitch black with fluffy tan head. Smells extremely smoky and roasted, hints of chocolate and coffee. Tastes like liquid smoke with chocolate and coffee and a touch of pepper underneath. Medium-bodied with a velvety smooth texture and very soft mouth-carbonation, Ranger Creek Mesquite Smoked Porter finishes smooth with a touch of smoky dryness. andrewlol (63) - san antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Dark brown, tan creamy head and smoky flavor. All the flavors blend perfectly, the chocolate, coffee, roasted flavor and the smoky part are all great. Definitely will buy again dlihcsnatas (766) - Temple, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2014
I do alot of cooking out on my grill and smoker with mesquite so I had to get this one for a try. Pours up a black brew with a really nice tan head that holds for a very long time. Smells of mild smoke with some chocolate malts. Taste is typical of a good porter with a subtle mesquite smoked flavor that sets this porter over the top. It is everything that I had hoped it would be and I would say max scores all around but there is the price issue. This one is out of the everyday buy due to the high price tag so points deducted on overall due to cost alone. Other than price this is on my list of best brews ever. 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. I’ve had it both on tap at Ranger Creek and in bottles; both are excellent. Can’t believe I hadn’t put up a rating on this yet. bhensonb (15609) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Bomber from ericandersnavy. Pours pretty black with a five finger creamy tan head. The aroma is smoked chocolate. Med+ body with frothy creamy carb. Flavor is really wood smoke with a lot of dark chocolate. Imagine a steak cooked over mesquite and then rolled in shaved chocolate? Minus the blood. It’s almost beefy. Finishes pretty much as it starts. Except maybe a little coffee is detectable. Damn good beer.
UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2012
batch 007 courtesy of Kaggie97 via coldbrewky. deep dark oily black with ruby edges. Foamy tan head with amazing retention. Faint smoke and pepper in the nose bound by an inviting element of roast. Taste falls in order with a big but silky body. Sweet smoke lingers. What a treat. SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2011
22 Oz bottle. Pours a deep brown/black with tan head. Aroma of smoked Mesquite (I’m from Texas, this is a great aroma and gets the women hot) and dark roasted grain. Flavor is much the same with a nice aggressive maltiness to balance out the smoke with a nice dark roasted grain bitter in finish. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy with medium-high carbonation, soft body...Overall, outstanding brew! coldbrewky (1730) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2012
This was our third installment of the Texas beer roundup I had yesterday in my dining room with UDBeernut. Batch 007 11.9.11. Semi-buzzed rambling to the brewery over a discussion that I realy need to get me one of them there smart phones. My folks were up visiting as well this weekend. Ma stated that this "is like liquid smoked cheese...great cheese" as she reached for the bomber and helped herself. Go Ma! Tingle on the gums biting. Slate black with brown tone. Oily head. Spectacular lacing. Smokey gentle nose. Spectacularly rounded and robust in body. I get light pepper nearing the finish. Other than that this silky smooth beer was clearly the leader of the day. a Solid, benchmark porter. Yeah! dyetube (1378) - Hurst, 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! dfinney23 (3395) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Big smoke along with the expected chocolate/coffee porter notes. The Islay malt of beer. Like a medium-rare steak that got charred on one side. Delicious!