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RATINGS: 540   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Saranac Caramel Porter is a robust, flavorful porter reminiscent of a by-gone era. True to brewing tradition, we've used dark caramel malt as well as Fuggles & East Kent Goldings hops for a smooth, yet slightly bitter, roasted flavor. Look for hints of real caramel used in brewing this delicious brew. Enjoy.


2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
foyle (393) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
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.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Zymurgeist2 (1853) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (5281) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 23, 2013
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.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 19, 2013
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 10-12-2012

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Berta4519 (26) - New York, USA - MAY 21, 2013
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
worldbeertaste (1795) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blaird22 (4) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2013 does not count
Not a porter guy but this was decent. Could really taste the caramel undertones. Would drink again

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Art (3121) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Smells like caramel. Tastes like caramel Cheerios. Extremely thin and watered down. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (3736) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - FEB 16, 2013
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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SanfordBrewer (1502) - Sanford, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2013
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.


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