TATE (307) - Lubec, Maine, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a thin tan head. Molasses aroma. Sweetness at the beginning with big roasty nutty flavor. Lots of bitterness at the end from the chocolate malt and coffee like. Porter is one of my favorite styles and this is a good one.
ajnepple (2564) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Supermarket Liquors. Black with a tan head. The aroma is roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate. Similar flavor with light spiced hops. Light body with a thin soft feel with a bitter chocolate finish. Average.
Aquilo (556) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a thin tan head. Aroma is raisins, toffee, and damp leaves. Flavor is a bit sour; not as bitter as it should be. Thin viscosity, kinda watery mouthfeel. Not a particularly good example of a porter, but it’s not horrible either.
mensch (259) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Faint roasted malt aroma. Medium-full body with satisfying coffee and other dark malt flavors. A bit of sweetness in the middle, then slightly dry finish. Very tasty but still somewhat underwhelming.
mcox90 (1588) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a one finger creamy beige head. Decent head retention and spotty lace. Aroma of chocolate malt, light coffee, nuts and roast. Dark cocoa flavor, equal parts bitter and sweet. Medium bodied and a bit dry. Pretty good porter.
Lightrider (311) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into a goblet. Pour is a very dark brown, black with a nice cream head. Light doesn?t pass thur it. Aroma is that of caramel malt, rich and thick with a nice low co2. Taste is a warm roasted malt full of all that makes a porter. Finish is malt on malt goodness. This is a great porter!!!
Foxbush (1322) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle The porter poured a deep black color with a tan to brown head that lingered and left some lacing. The aroma was of roasted malts and chocolate. This is a very velvetly porter with a hint coffee also at the finish of each sip. Medium body and soft carbonation. The finish has no bitterness but a satisfying balance of roasted malts and chocolate.
kramer (5108) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a small fizzy light brown head that faded to a thin wispy film. The nose is quite burnt and roasty for a Porter, lots of burnt caramel and a bit of a rubbery note. The flavor is a little too burnt for the style, it has a bit of a rubbery quality throughout. It’s lacking in chocolate and coffee flavors like I look for in a porter. Medium bodied, a little clingy and sticky with forced fizzy carbonation. Kinda reminds me of Yuengling Porter, as if its lagared. Not a winner, even for Saranac.
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with some lacing tan head. Aroma is enticing with notes of chocolate and coffee and a bit of hops. The taste is pretty sweet but with a dry hoppy finish. Overall I really enjoyed this beer favorite of the pack.
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours darkest brown to black with a medium tan head. Nose consisting of malt, licorice, chocolate and roast. Malty flavor with molasses and chocolate before a roasty finish.