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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tgncc (3095) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2012
The aroma is cholate, roasty, orange rinds, other fruit. The appearance is deep brown, light tan head. The flavor is dark chocolate, roasty, fruity, licorice, orange peel. The finis is roasty, light pine hops. Thick in body, like a stout. In fact, this beer really resembles an imperial stout more than anything else. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Keyes88 (60) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Pours a thick pitch black body with a mocha colored head. Upfront the aroma is chocolate and roasted barley. Taste follows the smell but you can actually taste the cacao nibs at the end of the palate. The blood orange is not noticeable but that may be a good thing as I'm sure it's imparting something that makes this beer taste so great. Finishes with some hop bitterness that are somewhat earthy. This might be the best beer Saranac makes! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopTsing (565) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2012
From the bottle poured a very dark, rich brew with a very dark, thick head .Aromas and flavors of chocolate, and citrus fruityness.. Sweetness that I usually associate with a porter but finishes off with a nice little hoppyness.Full bodied and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Pours unclear black roasted coffee with a creamy dark beige head. Aroma of pure roasted malts and just a tad of tart citrus. The flavors starts out with big roasted coffee and bittersmooth hops settling with vague notes of the tart orange peel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21444) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Draft. Very dark marion color, thick brown head, solid lacing. Aroma of dark cicoa, orange peel, light spice. Taste is bitter cocoa and coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Aroma of cocoa, molasses, and slight anis. Pours black with a filmy tan head. Taste is molasses and roasted cocoa with a slight spice. Mouthfeel is sweet and.roasty. I kind of like it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimgraz (11) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Poured this into threw skitters and shared it as an after-dinner beer. Pours very dark with a tan head. Definitely a dessert beer, as you’d expect. Lots of chocolate up front and the hints of orange as you roll it to the back of your tongue. Very smooth and enjoyable, but treat it more as an after-dinner drink than a beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2535) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Good sized dark brown head of very fine and dense bubbles from a vigorour pour. Rich milk chocolate aroma with lots of sweet malts, charred wood and a bit of anise. Color is a very, very dark brown bordering on black. Flavor is strong roasted grains and dark chocolate. Body is a bit thinner than expected based on appearance. Decent bitterness and quickly advancing dryness late swallow. Light alcohol presence and very easy drinking. Lingering charred wood (charcoal) at the finish with some more milk chocolate and sweet malts. Don’t really taste the orange in here but I am not surprised with the strong porter flavors present. A pretty good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
strongpieman (1648) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Draft. Deep black, tan head, thick. Lots of coffee hint of orange. Thick and roasted. Very good rich porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnoud (312) - 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.

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