skorchsoul (36) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
oldpainless (34) - fort mill, South Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2007
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I agree w/ the extremeicon almost to the tee.
Good dessert beer! Definately not one that you could drink a bunch of.Just to sweet for this ones taste.
plummdumb99 (34) - USA - JAN 17, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Felt like I was drinking a 3 musketeers bar. Although good on the proper occasion
CTwriter (34) - USA - FEB 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
joeyp (30) - Alabama, USA - NOV 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
very thin white head. very dark amber.
this beer smells like heaven i just want to eat it. a little bitter in the finish but i really like it
saranac 12 beers of winter
skippapotamus (29) - USA - SEP 3, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
First flavored porter I’ve ever had - an instant fan. A winter favorite now. It does, somewhat, have an artificial caramel feel and taste, but I don’t care - it tastes and feels right. It also certainly tastes like there’s a fine generic porter in under there, with the right touch of chocolate and roast malts. Just enough hop for the style.
BeerMeDude (28) - USA - DEC 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle into a chilled pint glass. I got this beer from the winter pack and saved it till the end with high hopes. I know this is a dangerous move but I was very pleased with this beer. It pours a deep red-brown with an aroma of caramel and malt. The taste is delicious, full flavored with plenty of caramel and nut. I recommend this selection.
Berta4519 (26) - New York, USA - MAY 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Too light of a body. Definitely can taste the caramel notes which I do like. A ad bit too sweet. Great idea but certainly not perfected.
lancenelson (25) - Nebraska, USA - SEP 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
All the good qualities of a porter and none of the bad. Good aroma, smooth flavor which has a hint of the heavy porter maltiness. The caramel lightens it up and takes away some of the typical bite. Little to no aftertaste.
BeerHound53 (24) - USA - NOV 2, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
super great Caramel aroma, nice deep brown coloration. MMM sweet and Caramel, buttery, almost candy like. My favorite Saranac