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RATINGS: 525   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2002
Tan head slightly diminishing. Chestnut hue. Nots of toffee, caramel, slight sweet alcohol nose. Not much to the body here, but its interesting. Light bodied. Tons of caramel, almost too much. Decent and sweet, good with creme brulee.

2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2002
Sweet caramel with a touch of brown sugar on the nose. Very light in color for a porter. Thin and watery, pasteurization is very evident. Not worth trying.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2002
Can you say "Caramello"

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2002
If this makes any sense at all I’ll consider myself lucky. I love porters which typically have a roasty, caramelly flavor but this was just too much. Almost like drinking caramel syrup sundae topping, just too much for me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Panzuriel (1258) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2002
A very nice porter. Nice hints of carmel smooth out the taste of this good beer. A nice variant into the Porter realm. Definitely a beer for all to experience.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
MrYuk (21) - Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2002
BEST damn beer out there! Such a unique taste. I never expected to have a beer that tastes like this. A slight popcorn-y taste after the beer gets a little older. Drove all the way to Utica, NY from Philadelphia with my girlfriend to get a case of this. Definately worth a try for any level of beer drinker.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2002
The aroma is full of caramel and malt, the flavor is malty with underlying sweet caramel. a slight touch of hops is noticable.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2002
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.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (8552) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2002
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!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
adamburb99 (10) - waterville, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2002
This is probably the best tasting beer out there that no one knows of, probly cause of it being so limited. Great flavor!


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