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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   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.


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1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
psuCE03 (135) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2008
Roasted malty aroma with a dark opaque color. Lots of malt flavor with roasted chocolate flavor. Impressive session beer.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GL2814 (356) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Pours dark like a Guinness, with subtle hints of chocolate. Not a terrible beer, but not one for mass consumption.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
wlajwl (3570) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Among the worst beers I’ve ever had. This just didn’t taste good at all, don’t know what it was, just did not like it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7137) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Pours a dark amber. Medium bodied. Nose and tastes of mild chocolates, grasses. Rated 11/13/02

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (13425) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2010
16th September 2008. Very dark beer that shows a red tint in front of a light. Some mild toasted malt and a little chocolate in a soft beer that has no bitterness or dryness. Seems like a modest porter but no worse for being so.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (5914) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle. Medium brown with decent head. Aroma of malt, chocolate. Flavor is malty, rich, roasted, and full of chocolate and caramel, but also with good hops. Finish of hops and a bit of malt. Avery nicely balanced amber, decent bitterness to go with the chocolate malty sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamherbert (1232) - Syracuse, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2009
Dark brown and reddish around the edges. Fluffy light brown head. Very dark and opaque. Rich. Some nice top lace. Rich dark amber smell. Notes of light caramel. Sweet chocolate aroma. Mix between a sweet, rich amber and a dry, bitter porter/stout. Interesting. The taste is like a black & tan: initial heavy stout flavor with a sweeter secondary flavor. A little smoky in the ambery second wave. Bitter malty afterbite. A little dry in the feel, chalky. Smoother at the end. Medium bodied. Feels like a stout first, then an amber. Not bad but not amazing. Feel like a mixed bag.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fidelis83 (1833) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Pours very dark brown with a thin beige head that has decent retention. Aroma is caramel, bready malts, toasted wheat bread, light roast, dark corn syrup, a hint of chocolate and some herbal notes. Flavor is light roast, dark caramel, rich and sweet wheat bread, some roasted nuts, grain husks and some herbal hops. Finish is a little roast, sweet malt and light mineral notes. Palate is light bodied, pretty over carbonated, and somewhat dry throughout. Nothing special.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
drowland (5961) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2009
I had this a long time ago from a 12oz bottle and this was the only note I took beyond the numbers: Noooot impressed with this one. Is there even chocolate in it, or just the malts?

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hike20 (38) - Iowa, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Pours black with a 1 finger tan head with a light chocolate aroma. Light Chocolate and roasted malt flavors. Very thin mouth feel is not helped by the higher carbonation. Overall not too bad, but nothing noteworthy here. Lacks depth and balance.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark amber body with a tan head. Light chocolate malt, hints of roasted and burnt malt. Floral hoppiness and a thin body. Decent.


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