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RATINGS: 532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   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.


2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
crazyvin (1933) - New York, USA - MAY 27, 2003
great malty and sweet aroma. A dark brown body with a medium brown head the lasted half way through the glass. A fake caramel taste with no other taste in it what so ever.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drywallman (329) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2003
Nice medium tan head. I found the caramel and vinous aromas right away. The body was a little thin. Drinkable, but a little sweeter than I'd like.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2003
Dark red/brown, medium tan head. Strong caramel aroma with a little bit of red wine scent. Sweet caramel flavor, unbalanced. A bit too sweet for me. Thin body. Not big on this.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2003
Aroma of delicious carmel, also smells like paint. Dark bron with a hint of red. Flavor is carmel and "thin" somewhat fake. Slight bitter finish as do most porters. Pretty good, but as with most "flavored beers" a bit much

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorwart (2371) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2003
Decent frothy head with nice lacing. Strong butterscotch/caramel aroma. Excellent dark ruby color. Flavor is very sweet with strong flavors of caramel and roasted grains. Finish is clean and slightly dry. A decent brew if you like caramel but not one that you could drink multiple bottles of.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2003
Strong caramel scents in the nose and even stronger caramel flavors in the taste. I actually contemplated whether I was eating a caramel chew or if I was drinking a beer. The jury is still out on that one. A good dessert beer; I guess.

2.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2003
Poured dark brown with small light brown head. Caramel and toffee aroma very strong. Sweet toffee caramel flavor.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
freekyp (1483) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2008 Sweet and earthy with a pronounced caramel nose. A bit of dark malt porter character remains beneath the somewhat intrusive in-your-face caramel flavor. Nice dark brown with frothy head though.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2003
Didn't really like this one. It tastes like an ok porter that someone threw in some caramels. Finished rather harsh.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2178) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2003
A nice beer - nice dark color, not much of a head, nice sweet caramel aroma. Just the right amount of sweet to hops balance as there is a good rich hops flavor and finish. Not too much however. You are left with a sweet finish in your mouth - delicious. Would just have liked a better, chewier head.


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