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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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!


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopTsing (454) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2933) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (15915) - Washington, Washington DC, 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.

3.7
   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.

4.4
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2443) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
strongpieman (1598) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnoud (297) - 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 (2737) - 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 (1093) - 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.


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