foyle (393) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance: Pours a fluffy 2” off white head recedes slowly leaving faint lacing. Color is deep ruby red but mostly opaque, moderate carbonation bubbles visible.
Aroma: if you like caramel you should love the smell of this beer. Aroma is exactly like Brach’s caramel cubes with some toasted barley malt and earthy hop in the background.
Mouthfeel: Fairly light and watery, especially for the style. Finish is dry.
Flavor: caramel dominates along with licorice, toasted bread, mild hop presence
Overall: This is a good beer. Not outstanding but nothing here really excites me. Most memorable aspect is the caramel which I have never found more intense in any other beer. I love caramel, but in this beer it could use a little balance.
Zymurgeist2 (1853) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
From bottle to pint glass. Aroma of caramel syrup. Pours a clear chestnut brown with ivory head that fades quickly. Taste is slick, caramel and cola. Sweet malt at the end and a dry finish. Mouthfeel is very thin.
jkwood04 (5281) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle in an English pint. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate and caramel malts, light hops, and some dough. Flavor the same with a lot of caramel. Average texture. Interesting but not the best porter.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 19, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
12oz served in a Great Divide Pint glass.
A - Pours a clear chestnut red with a bumpy tan head that sinks quickly.
S - Caramel candies jump right out, syrupy malt, not much else.
T - Candy caramel mixed with an undesirable malt, slightly roasted some soured fruit rides underneath, a roasty bitterness on the finish.
M - Medium body, slick feel, semi dry finish.
This taste like an underwhelming homebrew with added candy caramel. Super sweet, slick, and kinda makes you shiver as it goes down.
Serving type: bottle
Berta4519 (26) - New York, USA - MAY 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Too light of a body. Definitely can taste the caramel notes which I do like. A ad bit too sweet. Great idea but certainly not perfected.
worldbeertaste (1795) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with a thin, light lacy, tan, lasting head. Smells of roast, coffee, with a strong plum and a dark caramel. Light thin frothy body. Tastes of caramel fills the mouth with a bitter roast bitter slightly burnt finish.
blaird22 (4) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a porter guy but this was decent. Could really taste the caramel undertones. Would drink again
Art (3121) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells like caramel. Tastes like caramel Cheerios. Extremely thin and watered down.
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Bulk_Carrier (3736) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - FEB 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It pours a deep red and gives a dark brown colored body. A foamy off-white one inch head appears and lasts for a good half minute. It leaves some nice spider-web foamy lacing. The smell is all about the caramel, almost slightly overbearing but as the beer warmed I noticed some of the roasted malts and nuts. The taste is definitely the caramel coming in ever so strong and pretty much not letting anything come out even as the beer warmed. The palate is light to medium with some light harshness on the tongue. Overall, well, by the name, I think Saranac/Matt knew what they were going for, so I think for them well done, for me, uh ... not impressed, could be a dessert beer, but not necessarily one I’d come back to.
SanfordBrewer (1502) - Sanford, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Translucent dark ruby mahogany with a creamy beige head. Medium body with medium carbonation.
Aroma: chewy caramel candies or cooked caramel pudding, pale grain, and subtle fuggle hop character, and a faint wiff of vinegar.
Taste: thin grassy malt, dark caramel and/or brown malt, sweet caramel, and subtle woodsy hop bitterness.