blipp (5680) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Appearance: Dark ruby brown with light beige head. Aroma: Very strong caramel, some hops in the background. Palate: Medium. Flavor: Roasted caramel malts, light hops. Overall: Not a bad beer, but the caramel is a little to overwhelming for my taste. I bet it would be awesome to drink with a slice or apple pie.
douglas88 (5556) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2009 Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a decent beige head. The aroma is a light caramel and malt. The caramel flavor really jumps out at you. There is also some hops and a burnt malt/ coffee flavors. A good easygoing drink. Not too bad at all. Thin and light, but good. Re-rate: had a 2 year old bottle thanks to beastiefan2k. A bit more of roasted goodness than I noted originally. The burnt caramel and roasted malts go well together. Nice.
TaktikMTL (5546) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bouteille de 12 oz qui provient du "mix pack" de Noël acheté au Beverage Warehouse à Winooski, VT. Arôme: Odeur de caramel mais plus précisement de bonbon au beurre. Apparence: Couleur noire. Col moyen beige mousseux qui disparaît tranquillement. Aucune carbonisation. Belle dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel au beurre. Durée de l’arrière goût moyen. Malheureusement la saveur n’est pas aussi bonne que l’arôme. Palette: Corps plein avec une texture astringente. Forte carbonisation. Arrière goût de beurre. (Rating #90)
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pours a brown body with a tan head. Bitter, paper, tin and lots of apple chewy just butter y i did not like this at all.
Braudog (5489) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Dark crimson with a firm 1/4 inch head. Real sugary aroma, like caramel candy corns from Halloween. Similar essence in the flavors ... good thing I skipped trick or treating this year. This is definitely for the sweet tooths.
PorterPounder (5199) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2002
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Call me a a sucker - but I was done in by the caramel aroma. Flavor did not disapoint either. Nice deep, dark appearance, thinly dissipating with a little lacing head. Overall, not bad - but too sweet for a porter. Strong finish - overall a good effort by Saranac.
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a deep reddish, brown color with a small tan head that quickly diminished and left sparce lacing. Buttery, sweet roasty, and caramel malts in the aroma. Taste is dominated by caramel and butter. Rather weak after the initial taste, though as it reaches room temperature it becomes more flavorful.. Not a bad porter at all though.
Beershine (5196) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark reddish-brown and fizzy with no head. Intense sweet aroma is hilarious. Margarine smeared on raisin bread. Supermarket candy caramels. Decent carbonation levels. Doesn’t taste all that bad. Has lots of toasted cake-type flavors, cookie, molasses but is light. Decent malty character with icing sugars, some gingerbread. Really not that bad in spite of the aromas. I’m thinking Twix Bar beer.
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 1, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very dark ruby body that looks brown without much light. The thin head is khaki colored. The aroma is buttery caramel candy. There is also some Granny Smith apple behind the massive caramel aroma. The taste is fairly strong butterscotch, but I assume that is the intended flavor. There is also a little note of roast coffee and dark chocolate, but the butterscotch dominates. If buttery caramel is your thing, you might like this one.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very unique porter. Lots of sweet maltiness in the aroma- and loaded with sweet caramel in the taste. Very smooth and easy to drink.