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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Mt. Marcy, Skylight, Algonquin...Majestic Adirondack High Peaks - They are the inspiration for our "High Peaks" series, a line of beers that are bigger, more complex and flavorful; beers that are meant to be sipped and savored. The second in our series, Saranac Imperial Stout, is brewed with eleven malts to balance a delicious chocolate and coffee roasted flavor with the spicy herbal character of the generous kettle and dry hops. At 50 IBU’s this beer captures the essence of the Adirondacks. Enjoy!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4164) - Frisco, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Reddish brown color, tannish head, and dark. The smell is toasty, malts, roasty, chocolate, and coffee. The taste is dark fruits, chocolate, sweet, cocoa, and roasted malts.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewIPA (83) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2012
12 oz bottle, pours black with a creamy head. Tastes of roasted malt and mocha. Very good stout, worth the purchase.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (7437) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2012
Bottle, thanks to Leighton. It pours near black, with a thick tan head. The nose is caramel, spice (particularly cinnamon), varnish, brown sugar and milk chocolate. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, tobacco, caramel, toast, charred wood, tar, burnt malt and salted caramel, with a dry finish. Medium to full body and moderate carbonation. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2011
From Voldby, DK. Bottled, 211211. Black with beige head. Aroma of coffee. Flavor with roasted malt, chocolate and caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2011 Bottle at home in London. Pours black-red with a light, beige head. Sharp, milk chocolate aroma, medium roast. Medium sweet flavor, moderate roast, notable alcohol, some peat, earthy bitterness. Full bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Warm finish, bits of booze, dark chocolate, scorched earth, plenty of peat, some dark fruits. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (5792) - ITALY - DEC 11, 2011
scura schiuma media discreta persitenza naso piuttosto intenso caffe liquirizia quasi liquoroso in bocca buon corpo tostaure decise e buona luppolatura finale piuttosro secco

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reggiedunlop (3219) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Pours deep brown/black with a medium mocha head. Aroma of dark fruits, molasses, and caramel. Flavor has some heavy roast, dark chocolate, and winey dark fruitt. Mouthfeel is medium and slightly creamy with a roasty, dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Bottle/12oz - Pours a very dark black/brown in color with a small creamy tan head that produced some really nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is heavy with dark roasted malts along with a bit of both chocolate and coffee. Flavor is also quite strong with the dark malts... a bit too much of the black patent IMO... and the coffee is stronger than the aroma. Lingering bitterness that, I’m sure, is a combo of the hops and the astringency of the darkly roasted malts. Good, but not great Impy...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours almost pitch black witha thick, creamy head of dark tan foam. The nose is lots of roasted malt, coffee, and mocha . The flavor has lots of coffee and roasted bitterness. There is a nice creamy mocha note in there too. Pretty rich body but not cloying. Fairly lengthy coffee and roasted malt finish. A surprisingly good offering from Saranac. Definitely worth trying.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Pours a dark dark brown, thin light tan head. Thick fudge nose, with some caramel & nuts...flavors have some sharp roasted malts with equally sharp bittering hops, bitter chocolate, slight black marker, some alcohol..fairly full bodied and fairly bitter too. Not too shabby actually though I think the malt flavors are hard to grasp with that level of bitterness in the way.


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