Ratman197 (8518) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle drank at 5280í (possibly too high) poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee and cocoa. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roastiness, coffee, bakers cocoa and earthiness with a smooth lingering dark roast coffee finish.
DocLock (7225) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Caponeís. Pours turbid dark brown with 1-finger frothy tan head. Nose is rich choc malt, cacao, mild coffee and hops. Tastes of heavy coffee, choc malt, on the dry side, with finishing hops and jalapeno oily coffee flavor. Pretty rich for a Saranac offering, with a charred finish. Comes off like a hoppy dry stout.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle, winter sampler, from Harris Teeter Barracks Charlottesville. Pours a clear dark brown color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate, roast and dusty notes. The taste is chocolate, roasted malts and a bitter roast finish. Mild hoppiness. Medium bodied. Simple, but quite nice.
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.
kramer (4379) - 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. Itís 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.
JaBier (4352) - 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.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4294) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a huge foamy brown head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was dryish, bitter and roasty. The flavor was dry, bitter and roasty with faint cocoa and cola. Medium length dry roasty cocoa finish. Medium body. Eh.
unclemattie (3915) - 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).
nuplastikk (3832) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. A lot of my palate grew from Saranac. I think they really nail moderate, medium bodied beers, this being a prime example. Really well balanced, quite a bit of depth. Caramel, brown chocolate, some sandy sandpaper dryness. Deliciously drinkable, and lots of flavor. Middle of the road sure, but most extreme breweries canít nail a style, so this one earns bonus points. Really quite nice.
cheap (3659) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yes, from a bottle this stuff is very attractive in looks and smell. Malty choco smell and a big black pour. Taste is fairly mild black beer, easy going and refined. One of the better dark beers Iíve had lately. Yes, rather friendly and easy going, quite refreshing for a change. No really bitter rudeness in this one. Could drink a few of these, not bad overall beer drinken experience.