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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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On a cold winter’s night, black bears can be found hiding in the Adirondacks to keep warm, while you’re enjoying a beer by the fire. Saranac Black Diamond Bock is a rich malty beer, brewed with traditional German malts and hops then cold fermented and lagered for a smooth malty taste. This brew is appropriate for hibernating wherever you may be. Cheers!


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NJBeerman013 (1043) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Bottle. Clystal Clear amber in color. Caramely aroma. The flavor is much of the same with a bit of warming alcohol in the backend. Pretty solid but nothing out of the ordinary.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
thedm (4887) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 31, 2007
This bottled brew from a beer bar poured a small sized head of foamy off-white colored bubbles that were and left behind a softly carbonated red brown colored body. The slightly off-the-mark aroma was musty and metallic. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of malt and mild spice. Not one that I would likely buy again.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KawaBomber (218) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2007
12oz Bottle, BOTW ’07: So this is what happens when you are doing a Beers of the World Pack, you actually save a Saranac for last. Nice caramel color w/ a small off-white head. Aroma holds sweet malts & some light brown sugar. Taste is malty w/ some brown sugar/caramel. Slightly bitter finish. True to Saranac: watery...quite shocking...Saranac...watery...nah!

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Funknmilla (673) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2007
Caramel body, tan head...sweet, full malty aroma...a touch of caramel on the nose...flavor is surprisingly alcohol first, sweet sugary malts follow...alcohol taste on finish as well...a quite un-balanced creation...drippy lacing, thin body, not as impressed with the taste, as I am in the aroma

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2007
Bottle picked up at Sam’s for no good reason. Pours a few shades of amber and to light brown with a small white head. Aroma is very, very sweet with some woody notes. Flavor is way too sweet again (though I don’t have too much experience with this style) with notes of molasses, brown sugar, bready malts, and some tannins. Alcohol well hidden. Just too sweet for my liking but other than that a pretty well made beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2007
Why do all Saranac beers have the same weird tinge to them. Nice try but crap from Saranac like always

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2007
This offering from Saranac pours out of the bottle a caramel brown leaving a thick tan head that stays with this brew. The aroma is brown sugar, slight sour twinge, herbal grassy notes, very faint nose. The taste starts sour/tart upfront followed by a small caramel maltiness but dominated by a sour feel on the palate. The finish is weak and watery overall subpar beer nothing I will return to again.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blinesam (235) - USA - MAY 22, 2007
Really not a fan of the style put being objective, this is a well done beer. Not too watery of too heavy, this beer hits the style just right, with a nice balence of bitterness and sweetness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9427) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2007
A dark reddish copper bock with a thin off white head. A good caramel malt in aroma with wooden notes, and notes of berries. In mouth, a roasted malt, with caramel, nuts, but no esters or bananas. Closer to a dryish brown ale. Not to style. Bought in Potsdam, NY, Feb. 2007.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2007
This bock is a crystal clear orange with a white head that completely vanishes. The caramel malt is tart in the nose. The body is thin and smooth. It’s a bit top-heavy, which I like. It is well bittered with grassy and woodsy hops. The malt is smooth and ever-present. These newer Saranacs seem to be a step above the usual offerings.


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