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RATINGS: 540   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   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.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerseer (51) - Lewiston, Maine, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Flavor is strongest feature of this one. Very sweet caramelly nose, nice aroma. Flavor is dissapointing, weak and astringent. Nothing too special here.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
sgallant (49) - USA - JAN 25, 2008
Caramel taste overwhelms the base malts. It was a little strong along with the carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yeastmaster (44) - USA - DEC 6, 2003
A glass of this gave me a stomach ache. You could have just as easily called this Caramel Amber Ale, Caramel Lager, or Caramel anything and not known the difference. This is the sort of beer that would appeal to the type of people who buy those artificially flavored 'hazelnut' coffees. It's a shame to call this beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuffaloBrewed (42) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 15, 2007
Bottle from Premier Gourmet. Poured a dark brown with a thin tan head. Immediately the smell of caramel was present. The taste too was very sweet and buttery, just like caramel, but there was not a lot of malts to back it up. A little thinner on the palate than I had expected but not too bad. I good occasional dessert beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nd1748 (40) - dundalk, Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2007 smells of caramel pours dark brown black with little head. taste of caramel and vinella sweet with some spices. nice cold weather beer

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
redbarista (40) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2006
This beer is amazing for about three sips. It reminds me of what Homer Simpson’s "patented space-age moonwaffles" would have tasted like if they’d been brewed. It really really hurts to try to finish one of these. The second one will probably make you lose a foot to diabetes.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ant880 (39) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2009
I know Saranac’s porters tend to be on the sweet side, but I really do enjoy them. Smell is huge caramel and the taste doesnt disappoint. Caramel comes across strong but not overwhelming. Again a bit on the sweet side but definitely worth trying.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
skorchsoul (36) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2006
3/12 of the winter variety pack. Aroma is definatly of caramel which smells great and has a diet cola look. tastes good with a nice, smooth after taste of caramel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
plummdumb99 (34) - USA - JAN 17, 2002
Felt like I was drinking a 3 musketeers bar. Although good on the proper occasion

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CTwriter (34) - USA - FEB 21, 2006
From a 12-oz bottle, the porter is dark brown with little head. The caramel smell is overpowering, but the first sips are more balanced with a bitter aftertaste that fades to sweet. The malt here is like butterscotch candy. Tastes great with almond chocolate bar.


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