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RATINGS: 525   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   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.


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1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, - JAN 8, 2013
The smell hit me as I was pouring it, an artificial sickeningly sweet smell, like Oompa-Loompa barf, well, probably not THAT bad (not that I know what that smells like, who knows, might not be too bad) . Looks nice, a clear Mahogany color with a beige head. But that cloying scent is tough to get past. Iím not digging the taste either, initially very candy-ish, some hints of dark chocolate and coffee but it is buried behind this sticky sweet, funkiness. I appreciate the effort and like what they were trying to do, but it doesnít work for me. Iím giving the second bottle away.


1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Beerathon (943) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Disgusting! Thin, bitter, off putting chocolate/caramel flavors. Honestly the worst porter Iíve ever had.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thornecb (4162) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Pours mahogany into a Sam glass. Pancake head with good retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Sour toffee aromas. Dry with sweet caramel and toffee upfront turning to sourdough before the lasting roasted nut and earthy hop finish.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drjohnrock (416) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Twelve ounce bottle from Delhi Walgreens, tasted on December 12, 2013. Very dark--almost opaque brown color, strong caramel aroma undercut by a bleach-like smell, flavor of caramel followed by a sour blast and bitter finish. Maybe this was a little old. If it wasnít, then certainly not to my taste--this might be worth trying if your taste is very different from mine, or if you canít get enough caramel.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BroSpud (1596) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with an off white head. Aroma is caramel. Flavor is butterscotch candy with artificial sweetener. Closer to a cream soda than a beer. Not a big fan of this one.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerwarlock (13) - Trafford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2014 Despite other reviews, I found this to be one of my favorite "drinkable" beers of the season. Smells like caramel. Taste like caremel. Whether or not the smell and/or taste are artificial, I donít care. Guess Iím "naive". If you love caramel you will love this beer.

1.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
ziel (76) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2014
This has a strong carmel aroma but very little flavor of it. More like a brown ale than a porter.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
anthony850 (206) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Very heavy on the Carmel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
snoworsummer (1602) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Draft. Pours dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is heavy caramel notes that smells strangely of creme brulee and cheap caramel candy. Light roasted malts and plum notes. Flavor is chewy malts, dark fruit esters, caramel sweetness, and light roast with a semi-sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sonnycheeba (3042) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Tap. Pours dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is heavy caramel notes somewhere in between creme brulee and cheap caramel candy, light roasted malts, and plums. Flavor is chewy malts, dark fruit esters, caramel sweetness, and light roast; semi-sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tnkw01 (955) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Bottle. Dark amber, brown. Little, tan head. Yes, aroma is caramel and the taste is caramel but not overpowering.


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