oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark amber with nice head that dissapates rather quickly. Very mellow, almost pillowy mouthfeel with nice malt backbone that lingers gently. So smooth and so tastey. I might get this again.
Ritterkreuz (179) - Seneca Falls, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a reddish copper with a thin off-white head. It’s certainly smooth, but aside from that its rather average.
ShawnMalloy (130) - Auburn, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 26, 2008
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured lighter than I expected. Medium amber with a giant cream head. You’ll first note that the consistency is extremely watery which seems to be a trend with most Saranac products. There’s only hints of caramel and brown sugar. The accents are extremely dim in this very thin and empty chugger.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark amber/brown colored with a cream colored frothy head. Malty aroma and flavors, like sweet grains or granola, with some light caramel, brown sugar and a faint herbal hop finish. Kind of thin bodywise. Drinkable but entirely forgettable.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, as part of an x-mas pack, old rating--from sometime last year. Dark brown in appearance, small off-white head. Aroma is malty caramel, but faint. Flavor is malty, sweet, caramel, and nothing surprising. Decent beer, but not the best bock I have ever had.
blipp (6619) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Appearance: Deep orange copper, thin beige head. Aroma: Caramel malt, earthy, apricot. Palate: Medium. Flavor: Caramel malt, earthy, brown sugar, some hops. Overall: Another decent beer from Saranac.
shadey (1970) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet and just the slightest bit smoky. The flavor a mild sweetness, and earthy. Not a bad beer, just not terribly exciting.
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The color is lighter than what I’d expect a bock to be. The aroma is very malty, with rich caramel and brown sugar notes. The taste is very smooth and clean, not alot of flavor, but what’s there is tasty. Finishes very crisp. Not bad, not fantastic. It is nice, however, to see Matt Brewing venturing out more with the Saranac line. I think they have a lot of potential, and just need to find their niche.
mrant (330) - New York, USA - JAN 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells slightly nutty with strong caramel notes. Pours a clear dark copper color with a small tan head.Taste is sharp yeast with a hint of strong alcohol. Balanced rich malts with nice bitter green-tasting hops.Very good
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark amber in color with a thin off-white head. Clean slightly spicy and malty brew, not too complex. Taste is slightly sweet up front, with some caramel and spice coming up behind. The finish is mostly dry. Kind of tastes like a slightly aggressive amber. Decent and drinkable, but gives no reason for coming back.