scarletfire65 (827) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Winter Variety 12 pack. Very dark brown, almost black. Frothy mocha head. The aroma is ash and wood, with a very distant hint of chocolate and alcohol. Medium bodied, great porter flavors of wood, roasted malt, light coffee, slight acidic twang. Finishes dry and bitter, Saranac offerings usually lean towards astringent hopping, and this is no exception, but it comes across well. The mouthfeel is lean and well attenuated.
rinserepeat (1) - - NOV 30, 2013 does not count
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Light malty porter with faint hops flavor. Hanging malty after taste. Thin head with fairly dark color
snoworsummer (1009) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head and minimal lacing. Smells nutty and like mild coffee and malt. Tastes like cool coffee, light bitterness and malt.
JHeath99 (302) - - NOV 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours deep dark opaque brown with minimal head. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Taste of roasted malts with nice carbonation.
sonnycheeba (2528) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with ruby highlights and creamy beige head. aroma is roast malts, earthy and floral hops, dates, fig, and light berry sweetness. Flavor is dry malt base, light ash, dark fruit estes, and faint hop bitterness; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
mattern84 (5) - - NOV 24, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful color Flavor and aroma. I was very impressed with the roasted taste it left. Perfect beer for my first Christmas decorating night of the year.
seth_lfod (246) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Directly from the bottle. Smell is stale chocolate cake and roast. Taste is similar, chocolate... not very memorable. Easy to drink.
hershiser2 (1146) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark, dark brown with a large frothy brown head. Smells of roasted nuts and chocolates. Tastes of toasted bread, coffee, and nuts.
thechandler (573) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2013 Pours brown. Smells brown. Tastes brown. Not bad. Nutty sweet malty in the aroma, and similar in flavor. Slightly drier than I?d expect.
mtdewa1 (183) - rome, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is roasted malts and coffee. Taste is smooth coffee up front, chocolate aftertaste. Nice porter. meduim to thin mouthful. Overall not bad. Easy to drink.
unclemattie (3903) - Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, Winter Mix 2012. Pours dark brown. Aroma of chocolate. Full flavored, nice roast. It really tastes like a Porter should. Most Porters finish like a Brown Ale. This is nice, and inexpensive. (3796).