RateBeer
overall
44
21
style

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 535   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
freekyp (1564) - 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 (2407) - 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.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2003
eugh. so very very sweet. i could smell the caramel from across the room. dark dark brown with white foam. flavor was completely unbalanced; all i tasted was the overpowering sweetness of caramel, with a very strange aftertaste. medium body. rarely can i not finish a beer, but i can't even drink half a glass of this.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
notalush (5217) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2003
Woe unto those that sample this vile elixir, which doth look, smell and taste as if someone hath spewed caramel syrup from his gullet, into a glass of stagnant pond water. Woe, I say! For not even the almighty himself can cleanse this putrid taste from my tongue!

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2007 I give Saranac some credit for trying to be creative, but the beer is not very tasty. The strong caramel aroma and flavor is too over-powering. The flavor is somewhat metallic, and the caramel just lingers way too long. This beer is nothing like a porter. Even the color is too dark amber to look like a porter. re-rate 11/07: The aroma is still heavily buttery and filled with caramel - which does put me off to the beer still. The flavor is better than the last time I had it, I suppose: a tad roasty, buttery - slightly earthy. It’s not as bad as I remember it being.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
spicedad2 (78) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2003
This is one of the most disgusting beer that I have ever had. It has a slimy palate, and a fairly average head. Its taste is sickenly sweet. This is not an easy-to-drink beer in any sense of the term.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4971) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2003
Smells very sweet, very dark brown colour...but not black. Nice taste, sampled with a chocolate, but the taste from the food added nothing to the beer, and the flavour was majorly lacking.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2003
This is not one of my favorites from saranac. The taste is just too sugary and the mouthfeel is too thin. The arome is pretty good, though, and it looks tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sawicz (9) - USA - JAN 13, 2003 does not count
It’s too bad this beer is only included in their seasonal package or at the brewery.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 45 46 47  48  49 50 51 » 54


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50