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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Standing 4059’ above sea level, one of the Adirondack high peaks, Porter Mountain, is the inspiration for our 4059’ Porter that is full of roasted flavor. Brewed with English chocolate malt and English hops, you’ll taste roasted coffee and chocolate flavors from the malt balanced with a slight hop bitterness. Whether you’re up at 4059’ or at sea level, this style will have your taste buds climbing with excitement!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcclainc50 (217) - New York, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Pours a coppery black with a medium tan head. Little aroma, mostly malt. Notes of chocolate and roasted malt up front, bit of a sweet caramel aftertaste. One of saranac better dark beers

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluejacket74 (1556) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2014
12 ounce bottle with a best before date of March 31, 2014, one of my friends gave this to me last week. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with an inch tan head. Head retention is good, and there’s a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like milk and bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, char, and some coffee. I think the taste is just like the aroma, but the roasty/char flavor is the strongest. Mouthfeel/body is light, it seems thin for a porter. With that being said, it is pretty easy to drink. Overall I liked this brew, it’s a good roasty porter that hopefully I’ll get to try fresher sometime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Pours from the bottle with a rich, opaque, dark-chocolate brown color. The aroma is dominated by milk chocolate, but there are also some oaty grains and a little vanilla. The flavor is the liquid equivalent of burnt toast, though, with a grainy, assertive bitterness that overwhelms the chocolate. Even if they were going for a robust porter, there is too much over-roasted character to be enjoyed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McGarnigle (580) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle. I give it credit for a nice roasty layer on top, but underneath it seems slightly empty, as though they didn’t use enough malts in between 2-row and chocolate malt. On the dry side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2014
From bottle. Roasty, toasty, scorched malt notes. Nutty with vanilla and light hops. Dark brown-black with creamy light tan lacing head. Medium body and carbonation. Starts medium dry with roasted barley, chocolate, vanilla, and light smoke. Medium bitter hops at the finish, with carbonic tang. Nutty bitter after.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2014
bottle thanks to cheap (thanks buddy). Another pleasant surprise, pours a dark black. aroma of slight chocolate and coffee. balanced off slightly, some bitterness and malt, (little hops flavor) thin feel, lacking a bite from a porter. But, easy to drink and pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5242) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle, BB Mar 31, 2014. Nose is heavily roasty with some chocolate, ash and even some tar in their, really nice and sultry. Even has some light hops for accent. Deep brown-black pour with a light brown head. Taste with nice ash and wood, roast backed off a ton but the small level of fruitiness allowed to rise. Some coffee still but faint, and chocolate. Low bitterness with a touch of astringency that is really only noticeable in the long finish. Clean with a clean yeast, the big problem is that the body is very watery and somewhat flat; there are style arguments to be made, I suppose, but even a little more body/malt feel would go a long way. An otherwise fine porter!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewbie (462) - New York, USA - JAN 20, 2014
12oz bottle, black with fluffy brown head. cocoa aroma. light roast taste smooth chocolate. burnt roast finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (9004) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle. Milk chocolate malt and light ash aroma. Dark brown with moderate tan head. Dark chocolate malt and mildly bitter herbal flavor. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scrapersnbeer (1507) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Roasted coffee and fudge aroma. Brown to nearly black in color. Black coffee bitterness, looks like they came up short with the sweetness here, as the malt is strictly burnt. The usual Achilles’ heel for Saranac is in the body, and this one is no exception as it is to thin. Otherwise a solid offering.

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