HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2002
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
Steak (124) - New York, USA - DEC 15, 2002
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Unlike most of the others who have rated this, I couldn’t really get much caramel aroma or flavoring out of it. The body was very thin, and there wasn’t much to the finish. The beer tried to focus on the caramel-ness, and didn’t try to do anything else. Not a total disrespect, but not good either.
monkeyman (57) - Alabama, USA - DEC 27, 2003
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Saranac 12 Beers undated package (purchased 12-02): Intense, cloying sweet caramel. Ooof!
Borrrris (110) - LINDENHURST, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2004 Bottle. Classic Sampler 12 pack. Caramel candy aroma. Caramel candy dominates the taste. Too much so for me. Overpowering sensation of eating a Snickers bar and washing it down with beer. Too bad; ’cause the other stuff going on here seems pretty interesting, but is buried. BUY AGAIN: Not individually, and will give it away if part of a sampler.
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.
TheHopster (924) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Bottle). Perhaps last seasons vintage but this one fell short of average. Flavor was flat and stale with no resemblance to a porter.
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wicked7102 (1) - New York, USA - APR 19, 2015 does not count
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Poured nicely into a glass. Has a nice brown color. Aroma is one of the beers best features. Too much of an artificial taste.
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This beer smells like caramel, only not the appealing caramel smell that a lot of ambers pick up, but the more plasticky, halloween caramel cube smell. The pour is red, not even blac, with a tan head that dissipated quite quickly. The flavor is an overpoweringly sicky sweet caramel flavor that completely masked the Fuggles and EKGs -- I really wanted to taste them; they made it sound appeling. Mouthfeel was somewhat thin, and had a stickiness to it reminiscient of maple syrup. Not an enjoyable experience.
CanIHave4Beers (3568) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 1, 2009
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours an amber brown color with a fizzy loose medium sized head that dissipates fairly quickly but does stick around to a degree to leave some good lace on the glass. Aroma is a little sickly sweet and malty aroma with some molasses, the aroma actually sort of makes me not want to drink it. Flavor is a little bit of a mess too, but is much more appealing than the aroma. There is a distinct nuttiness which is nice and mixes with a flavor of chocolate and burnt marshmallows that brings the s’more character pretty hardcore. The caramel character seems not to come from the malt but seems pretty artificially produced. There is surprising and distinct hop bitterness to this beer that once again seems to be all out of whack with everything else instead of a balancing agent like you would expect. This just seems messy, I don’t know what it is, it’s just not very cohesive.
Zymurgeist2 (1284) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
From bottle to pint glass. Aroma of caramel syrup. Pours a clear chestnut brown with ivory head that fades quickly. Taste is slick, caramel and cola. Sweet malt at the end and a dry finish. Mouthfeel is very thin.