Texas Ranger BARREL AGED (Speyside Edition) – Mikkeller (Denmark)

Texas Ranger BARREL AGED (Speyside Edition), 6.6% ABV, (Denmark)

On the back label:

“Danish: En Porter brygget specielt til Texas på: vand, malt (smoked, maris otter, cara-crystal, brown og chocolate), ristet byg, humle (zeus, saaz og centennial), gær og chipotle chili. Lagret på Speyside Whisky Barrels i 3 måneder.”

My notes:

  • My Rating: A
  • Why I like it: suuuuuuper smooth mocha
  • Where I got it: Sherbrooke
  • How much: $10 (after 10%), 37.5cl, May/2012
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: yes, I’d buy a half case
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes

Tasting notes: pours coffee black, small head, micro CO2 ringed retention. Coffee and heavy malts on the nose. Roasted coffee hits your first, followed by mocha, sweet chocolate, vanilla, cocoa nibs, chipotle chile, soy sauce, all mixed with a creamy mouthfeel, and 5/10-level sweetness and coffee-like viscosity. Finish is soft and bittersweet with a mild spicy hot kick. Medium-high complexity, high depth, excellent transitions, great carry, excellent drinkability. Sourness is expertly controlled leading to a smooth drinking and very sippable experience.