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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2002
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
monkeyman (57) - Alabama, USA - DEC 27, 2003
Saranac 12 Beers undated package (purchased 12-02): Intense, cloying sweet caramel. Ooof!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Borrrris (110) - LINDENHURST, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2004
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; ícause 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2009
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TheHopster (863) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2014
(Bottle). Perhaps last seasons vintage but this one fell short of average. Flavor was flat and stale with no resemblance to a porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2005
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
CanIHave4Beers (3426) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 1, 2009
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 símore 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 donít know what it is, itís just not very cohesive.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Zymurgeist2 (1156) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ads135 (3173) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 6, 2013
This was the first beer I ever had to spit out. The caramel is sickening and barely tasted like caramel, more like a syrup.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 23, 2001
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2006 If you like eating Caramellos all the time, you will never drink another beer. If you are sane, you will think there is too much caramel and that you could deal with less caramel in your porters. It needs to be balanced out with something, like chocolate or coffee, hmmmmm....chocolate coffee beer...with caramel.

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