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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2009
16th August 2008. Clear dark brown beer. Pronounced toffee caramel - loud and clear! Not that sweet and even a little sourness coming through at the end. Not a subtle beer, does what it says on the label, caramel and more caramel. Drinkable though!

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Oakes (12447) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2009
Burgundy-brown colour. Large bubbles. No head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla and what I imagine to be bile. Really unappetizing. Very sweet flavour with lots of vanilla and the taste of artificial awfulness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
argo0 (11477) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2002
Beautiful on the pour -- brown red body with a lasting tan head. Aroma is caramel -- not standard beer caramel aroma, more like sweet candy caramel. Flavor is intensely sweet caramel, with the wee bit of earthy hoppy bitterness at the swallow insufficient to lend any hint of balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2006
12oz bottle-pours a brown head. Color is brown/reddish. Aroma is caramel. Taste is very sweet caramel (too sweet) and malt. OK for an occasional, but not a session beer for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 03/21/2003
Mode: Draft
Source: Flying Saucer, Charlette

Black with ruby edges, fine tan head, sweet carmel candy aroma like a hot carmel covered apple, lots of carmel flavor but surprisingly not too sweet, all carmel all the time until the end, needs some roasted malts to balance it out

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Score: *4
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10650) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2005
BOTTLE. Sweet aroma that matchs the name. Black color with large tan head. Flavor was good and sweet but not as good as the start. Good but would not be first choice in style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 18, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a nice big light brownsih head. Aroma indeed of caramel along with a good roasty maltiness and sweetness. Flavour: lots of caramel, roasted malts, sweet candy. Sweet caramellic finish. Caramel beer at its best!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2004
Deep red copper with a strong caramel butterscotch DMS aroma. Vanilla too. Sweet caramel ice cream with diacetyl. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9782) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2010
BVottle poured aclear dark reddish brown with a lingering tan head. Aromas of burnt carmel, toasted malt and a hint of milk chocolate. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of burnt carmel, vanilla and toasted malt with a smooth dry lingering carmel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9667) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2004
Pours mahagoney with a thin elusinve tan head. Caramel aroma with some oat notes. Malt and oat flavor with a creamy caramel finish. Medium-bodied and a creamy palate.

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