BrockLandersLS (109) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 6, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had a sampler of saranac and it was decent. Not as flavorful as I would like but a very solid choice for any beer drinker. Funk and I picked up a 12 pack on a limo ride and I was not disappointed in picking it up.
Nate (3740) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from variey 12pk. Lots of malt aroma. Head dissipates quickly. Nice dark brown/red. Light-medium body. Reminds me of a bock beer. Sweet and malty with nice finish. One of the best Saranacs I’ve had.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mmm...Bavarian black beeeer...
This brwe is terrific! Dark but not too heavy - great balance & complexity.
raymow (821) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is similar to their Black & Tan but I liked it better. In fact, my wife even liked it and she’s afraid of dark beers.
Raytailgater (105) - Rockledge, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Saranac only brews good beer.
jpm8920 (152) - Park Ridge, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
really good beer, but lighter tasting than i expected
Axle3380 (95) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2002
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Although I liked the body,there wasn’t much flavor to back it up. Flavors, of malt and caramel in the finish, but not much more than that, I’d like to see more flavor in this beer.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wonderful black colour and creamy head. Carmely malty aroma and tatse throughout. Thats about all there is to it thouh. Who knew something so dark could be so flavourless? Nice finish though. So close to something good, just way too bland.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
as i work my way through the nice 12 saranac sampler, i generally find them respectable but underpowered; like carrying a load of logs in your minivan, you wish there was more umph. the black forest for example is very attractive to a thirsty individual such as myself. deep mahogany with a garnet glint. fig or raisin leads the aroma, some warm aunt jemima syrup perhaps. moderate sweetness, enough body to preclude a watery finish. overall quite good, but even more malt would make it better still.