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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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There comes a time every year in the Adirondacks when a heavier, more malty brew complements the cold winter months. Saranac Chocolate amber showcases a variety of dark roasted malts, producing a beer with a deep, rich, almost chocolaty flavor that’s perfect to celebrate this special time of the year. We hope you enjoy this hearty brew.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BEERGUY007 (206) - Scotia, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2008
Loved it. Got it out of a winter pack. 12 ounce bottle. Pours black. Great smell of roasted malts. Nice mouth feel, smooth, nice and thick. Goes nice with the winter weather.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Dark brown, almost black pour. Small head with ti ny frothy bubbles. Nose of caramel, malt, molasses, and bitter chocolate. Flavour was very roasty, with notes of chocolate and burnt malt. Not too complex... very dry finish

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3315) - Branson, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Bottle; Saranac might not nake the best beers, but for less than a dollar per bottle, they are a pretty good bargain. Poured a very dark brown, with a small light brown head. Aroma was very roasted, with coffee and chocolate. Flavor was better than expected. Palate was on the thin side. Some good chocolate and nuts in the flavor. A decent amount of hops in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobaidan (505) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 21, 2008
Pours dark as expected with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt with some chocolate and coffee. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but not watery. Flavor has nice roasted malt, a hint of chocolate and just enough hop bitterness to balance it out. Not a super flavorful beer, but what it there is pretty good.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kennydiaz (352) - Manahawkin, New Mexico, USA - JAN 19, 2008
IT HAS A MILD CHOCOLATE TASTE. A LITTLE AVERAGE. IF YOU WANT A REAL CHOCOLATE BEER I RECOMMEND BROOKLYN CHOCOLATE.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ghostbrewer (9) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2008 does not count
Poured from 12 ounce bottle into Sam Adam’s Tasting Glass. Nice dark color with dark tan head that leaves behind decent lacing. The aroma is faint malt. The flavor is entirely chocolate malt and roast barley, but very restrained with decent balance.The aftertaste is mild roasted barley. The palate is thin and silky. This is probably my favorite beer from the Saranac Holiday/Variety 12-pack.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
metsbcd (83) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 14, 2008
Not surprisingly, its a dark beer. Not really as chocolatey as one would think. Its tasty, but I was expecting more.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jrob21 (2532) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2008
I was hoping with chocolate in the name that this was going to be a little more entertaining but alas I was thwarted. Should have stuck with the truffles I got for christmas dropped in a bud light ’cause that might have been better. Well probably not. Either way this one had that crystal sugar candy, bitter flavor. The color was nice too. Could have a lot more body and there was a faint bittersweet chocolate flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ridgeman (37) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Bottle 12 oz. from Winter mix 12 pack. Very dark brown almost black in color. Tannish color and small head. Smells of bitter chocolate. Hints of coffee and chocolate thorughout. It is not too heavy and easy to drink. Overall enjoyable beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (6072) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Bottle. Appearance: Dark brown, not quite black, tan creamy head. Aroma: Bittersweet chocolates, hint of roasted coffee, some sweet hop scent as well. Palate: Medium/full. Flavor: Mostly nutty malts, light chocolate, and a hint of coffee. Overall: Not anything impressive, but a pretty good beer and easy to drink, which is pretty typical of saranac brews.


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