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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Saranac Chocolate Orange is a limited edition small batch brew from our "High Peak" series, a line of beers that are bigger, more complex and flavorful. Brewed as a full bodied robust Baltic-style porter with five different hops and four different malts, this beer pushes the porter style to a new level. We start with generous amounts of chocolate malt and then add blood orange peel. In fermentation, the finest hand-selected purest cacao nibs are added to enhance the chocolate flavor. Look for a dark chocolate roasted flavor finished off with a unique surprise from blood orange peel, making this an extra special treat!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnoud (279) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2012
2012.05.30 - 22oz (?) bottle in pint glass. Pours quite dark and looks "thick" as it's poured. Minimal tan head fades quickly. Aroma to me is roast and mild citrus. Taste is pretty good, porter as expected with chocolate malt. Hints of subtle fruitiness on the back end. Mouthfeel low carbonation, moderate thickness. Does what it says on the label. Pretty good, not remarkable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pineypower (2504) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Bottle from Canal’s EHT. Pours out Almost black with a moderate tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, light orange, some roast. Taste is full bodied, lots of rich chocolate, some orange, a warming alcohol in the background. Body is thick and rather rich with oily bodies, some chocolate, and more lingering alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jayb0 (1022) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Perhaps stretching the definition of even baltic porter, this compresses quite a bit of chocolate into a beer. It starts off with a big chocolate hit, which mellows into more of a malty middle and finishes a tad sweet, the orange is in the background and does work to provide an offset to the finish, I think it could have been just a bit more to balance things out. All in all though, very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (3998) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Bottle shared by pineypower during the Devils playoff run. Poured a dark black medium density body under a smart dark beige head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, chocolate, orange and citrus with some warming and a slight hint of metal. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavor of dry toast, orange marmalade and chocolate. Although this one didn’t blow me away it’s still damn good for Saranac.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012

Name: Saranac Chocolate Orange
Date: April 20, 2012
Mode: Draft
Source: Duckworths, Ballantyne
Appearance: opaque dark brown, lasting tan head
Aroma: dry chocolate aroma, hint of sweetness, touch of orange
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, touch of caramel sweetness, dark chocolate bitterness, hint of orange
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weihenweizen (1694) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Refrigerated 22 oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours opaque black with very small beige head that dissapates very quickly. Little lacing, medium body, low carbonation, Taste is burnt malt, dark chocolate, coffee, some alcohol, hint of orange, and bitter finish. Had high expectations, but the alcohol is not well covered and burnt flavor is not t my liking.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2012
22oz bottle–pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is roasty dark malt-dark chocolate/orange. Taste is roasty dark malt-dark chocolate/orange, earthy hops, alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4302) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2012
This poured a medium brown color with a beige head. Aroma was darker roasted malts and some dark chocolate. Flavor was also mainly chocolate and roast, a tad bitter, with no orange taste at all really.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8234) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Bottle. Black with brown head. Nose/taste of orange peel, sweet roasted chocolate malt, vanilla and burnt coffee. A bit ashy in the mouth feel. Medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6028) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2012
Draft. Pours near black with a tan head. Roasted and dark chocolate malty aroma, with a hint of smoke and light fruity orange zest. The flavor has roasted malts, orange zest, dark chocolate, and coffee. Solid.


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