BREWMUSKCLES (2097) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
not much of an aroma but nice flavors of grapefruit hop, caramel and a touch of ash with some vanilla and a bit of butterscotch. smooth slightly caustic finish that mellows to the charcoal caramel. you don’t have to spend a lot of money! deep brown ale that only gives off hue in strong light with banded head.
SoberDave (130) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong aroma of hops and cocao. Black colour with a tan head. Very bitter taste with a bit of chocolate and lingering aftertaste of coffee beans.
gsmitty80 (1693) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was really enjoying this porter. Nice dark color and smooth texture. The flavor was neither roasted or chocolaty, just a good malty porter.
blklab2007 (1783) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a dark brown in color with a ring of tan head. Aroma has chocolate, light roast, dusty hops, and some leather. Mouth feel is medium light and there is average carbonation. Flavor has nice malts, chocolate, lightly bitter hops, and light creaminess. One of the better Saranac beers.
Ron (2202) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a solid beige head. It has a roasty chocolate aroma. The flavor is also quite roasty with some deep, earthy coffee and a chocolatey sweet finish. I am impressed. Thanks for the trade JB.
Jrwhitney6 (201) - - JAN 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a coffee black. Nice aroma - some chocolate and coffee. Not particularly well balanced...some bitterness and malt, but also a little thinner than expected. It's ok - I don't love porters to begin with
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HighlanderOne (936) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle. My nose is stuffed but I still can smell the dry cocoa / malt / coffee. Good lookin almost stout black with tan head with lacing. Roasted malt, cocoa, nut, coffee flavors. Hop presence in back. Slightly thin feel Not best in class, but delicious.
dlovell2 (469) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with tan head. Coffee and roasted malt aromas. Roasted malt flavor with brown sugar coffee and molasses. Hop finish.
tgncc (2508) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is bitter chocolate, cffee, molasses, hops. The appearance is dark brown, light tan head. The flavor is like the aroma, chocolate, coffee, ashy. Medium/thickin body,creamy mouthfeel. The finish is english hops, roastiness. Not bad, not great either.
blipp (5476) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Roasted malts, toasted grains, light nutty notes, and a quick roasty finish. Decent.