Aquilo (536) - 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 (246) - 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 (1529) - 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 (303) - 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 (1258) - 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 (4866) - 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 (477) - 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 (4834) - 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.
beerbill (3333) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours black with a moderate-large tan head that lasts until nearly mid-glass and leaves a complex layer of webbing with each sip. Very pleasant aroma of roasted malt along with a bit of char and coffee. The flavor is roasted malt with a bit of char and a slight metallic flavor. Some wet cardboard emerges in the aftertaste. Mild bitterness at the finish, although there is some roast bitterness that lingers at the back of the throat. Medium bodied. One of the better offerings I have had from the folks at Saranac.
Butters (3736) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark brown with good tan head. Smells like the shitty "checkered wafers" cookie bars that we had as kids. Slightly nutty and toffee flavors. Drinkable, not amazing.