austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2003 After tasting 30 or more porters, this one's my all-time favorite. I make no pretense that it is 'balanced' - it's not. The caramel is overwhelming. But it's the one I like to drink most. Experts be damned. Oh, by the way, they actually add real caramel to this beer.
hopscotch (8395) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2002
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2008 Bottle... This beer rocks!... A sparkling clear, dark mohogany hue. Medium-sized, frothy, khaki-colored head. Mostly, but not fully diminishing. Decent lacework.
The aroma is of a Cadbury’s Caramello bar. Also, butterscotch and English toffee. Very malty and terrific.
Extremely well-balanced beer. Malty with flavorful blasts of caramel, milk chocolate, and a whisper of buttermilk up front. Lightly pungent and lightly bitter hops balance things out nicely on the backside... preventing any annoying or cloying sweetness.
Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Short, astringent, lightly bitter finish. Excellent brew. Saranac brews a lot of beers and seems to be a very hit or miss brewing company. This beer is a major MaltHead HIT!
adamburb99 (10) - waterville, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2002
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is probably the best tasting beer out there that no one knows of, probly cause of it being so limited. Great flavor!
Nate (3470) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A deep red-brown color, low head retention with moderate carbonation. Lightly hopped and slightly bitter - great caramel aroma but little caramel taste. Decent taste with slightly bitter aftertaste.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 9, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
This tastes like someone took a bad beer and melted a few caramels in it. How can they justify calling this porter? Very disappointing.
Raytailgater (105) - Rockledge, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good but a little to much caramel for my liking.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
not a lot going on here, other than the caramel.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Too much caramel, not enough porter. Other than that, pretty good. Very very sweet.
Axle3380 (95) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2002
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
tastes like shit
jpm8920 (152) - Park Ridge, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2002
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very storng caramel aroma. And an aftertaste with a strong sweet taste. Very good and unique brew.