Small batch Series No. 7 Ranger Creek

10262212_10101781312851730_3769775789884563241_n 1898014_10101781312467500_777667949805036744_nRating: 4.75/5

Small batch Series No. 7 Ranger Creek is an 8% ABV Imperial Sweet Potato Stout.

Commercial Description:
While everyone loves a great fall seasonal, there are more than enough pumpkin beers in the world. Our Small Batch Series is all about trying new things, and Small Batch Series No. 7 is our take on a fall seasonal that uses sweet potatoes as an alternative to the norm. This Imperial Sweet Potato Stout comes in at 8% ABV and pours a dark, rich black. The subtle holiday spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice are showcased in the nose. The warming flavor of sweet roasted chocolate is complemented by a faint earthy backend that reveals the sweet potatoes. Enjoy this unique seasonal on its own to warm you during the cold weather or paired with smoked ham, aged cheeses, or dark chocolate truffles.
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Thanks to my friend Aaron at www.beermetaldude.comfor another awesome hookup. Thanks to Ranger Creek as well for making this batch. I have never had a sweet potato stout, but I have had a yam beer but not a stout. This is quite the treat since you can only get this in Texas. Sweet gifts like these are what makes this site going and the beer treasures is what makes me keep trying new and different types of beers. Let’s take a look at this one, Cheers!

Aromas:
Dark Chocolate, earthy hop notes, roasted barley, dark fruit notes like cherries, raisins, oak, butterscotch, rye, molasses, sweet potato, cinnamon, nut meg, oats and honey.

Flavors:
Dark chocolate, dark fruits like raisins, plums, cherry, caramel, sweet potatoes, earthy hops, roasted barley, campfire smokey notes, bacon notes, pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, molasses, coffee hints, mild clove spice, oatmeal cookie, chocolate smores, pilloncillo sugar cone and mild hints of bananas.

Aftertaste:
Earthy and roasted barley note linger with a bit of campfire hints, sweet potato, caramel and rye toast. No alcohol in the taste, a sipping beer with medium to full body mouth feel.

Overall:
Very nice and delicious beer. Definitely something I haven’t had before. The sweet potato becomes more apparent as you let the beer warm up. It is very different from the pumpkin and adds its own special taste to the beer. Only a few beers like this exist where they are made with special uncommon ingredients. It is very well made and definitely a recommended little bottle if you live out in Texas. Go find this one, it is worth the try.

Anime Corner:
Yuan from Cavalier of the Abyss and Sasha Braus from Attack on Titan were used in this pairing for several reasons. Yuan was used in this pairing to pair with the dark dress and the label but also linking her magic arts to sweet potatoes and pumpkins. She is not a witch by any means but definitely stronger on the magic side. Sasha is a glutton for potatoes. She loves to eat and she loves potatoes very much so sweet potatoes aren’t any different for her. Since this is a sweet potato stout, I just figured it was the perfect pairing.

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