MayorofMayfair (6) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2011 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12/24/2010 case of bottles from bells beverage. Enjoyed this through the new year holiday. pours dark brown with minimal head smells and tastes nutty and malty. One of the finest holiday beers I have had. I will be looking for this again next year.
Beerdedone (2394) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours amber brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of malts, caramel and nuts. Watery flavor of burnt malts, slight caramel and a hint of nuttiness. meh
jimhilt (2340) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a one-finger light khaki head that fades quickly leaving a good lace. Nice clear amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is not discernible , flavor is nutty, some hops with hints of caramel, finishes with a slight bitter aftertaste.. $1.75 for a 12oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - Pours a fairly clear amber-red color with a nice finger of slightly creamy off-white head. The retention is okay, and it reduces to layer with some lacing.
S - Aroma is overall sweetly with a malty backbone. Also a little bit or nuttiness and earthiness mixed in.
T - Starts off with a building sweet carmel malt flavor. Through the middle, a mild nut flavor and a slight hop flavor mix in. At the end the sweet malt flavor comes back and lingers for a while. Overall, fairly balanced.
M - Medium-light bodied with a medium-low amount of carbonation. There are some elements of creaminess at times but also a watery feeling at times.
D - Pretty drinkable. Nothing to blow you away here, but the taste is fairly balanced and smooth. Overall, the beer is very smooth and fairly refreshing.
jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a really solid beer for the colder months. Taste includes malts, nuts, coffee, fruity sweetness. Very low bitterness, medium thickness. Really tasty winter beer.
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a deep copper color with a fluffy, light-tan head. Aroma is earthy, mild roasted malts with floral hops and a touch of brown sugar. The flavor is smooth with the taste coming from the roasted nuts and malts and a bit of hops that kicks in through the finish. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
jtclockwork (6229) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown. Nose of malt, caramel and nuts. Taste is very watery, some nuts and light malt.
wlajwl (3334) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not as much harshness in malts as most other american dark lagers, easy and smooth to drink, decent.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into a pint glass.
3.0 A: Nearly clear amber color. I could only get a half finger of off-white head that fell mighty quickly and left a few rogue strands of lacing.
4.0 S: Decent aroma with a pleasant biscuity nuttiness. Earthy hops and caramel.
3.0 T: Nuts in the taste too, but this time seems watered down. Caramel suffers the same fate as does other lightly toasted malts. Basically I’m getting two parts good nut brown lager mixed with one part water.
3.0 M: Lighter body. Carbonation is fine. Smooth, but not very creamy.
3.0 D: Like always, Saranac manages to make another mediocre brew that’s drinkable but not particularly enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-12-2010 00:41:47
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours ruby red – amber with thin tan head. The aroma has a mild metallic note followed by sweet nuttiness, malts, some chocolate malts and a bit of dark fruity esters. The taste comes off initially a touch sharp and metallic then becomes roasty with malt, a bit of nuttiness, some chocolate malts and increasing levels of burnt malts that never get too much or approach ashy. Still, a tasty brew with plenty of rich flavors.