Damico (2790) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Travlr (14777) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Very dark marion color, thick brown head, solid lacing. Aroma of dark cicoa, orange peel, light spice. Taste is bitter cocoa and coffee.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
jimgraz (11) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 youíd 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.
Dorwart (2413) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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. Donít really taste the orange in here but I am not surprised with the strong porter flavors present. A pretty good brew.
strongpieman (1579) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Deep black, tan head, thick. Lots of coffee hint of orange. Thick and roasted. Very good rich porter.
mnoud (292) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
pineypower (2668) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Canalís 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.
Jayb0 (1080) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
dmac (4510) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 didnít blow me away itís still damn good for Saranac.