IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly nutty, some malt, pretty light aroma. Was a clear dark amber, moderate tan head. Similar flavor profile, grainy malt aftertaste. Thinner body. Typical Saranac, nothing offensive, but lacking on most fronts.
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hops dominate aroma followed by some malt. Nice hop flavor with some toasted crystal malt flavor. I like this beer the most so far of the 12 beers of Christmas pack that I bought. This should be an every day offering from Matt's not just a seasonal.
Ron (2915) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A smooth easy drinking ale with a malty, chocolate and nutty flavor with a hoppy aftertaste. Enjoyable, I'll buy it again.
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 19, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer pours a light brown/red color with a small head that sticks around. The aroma is just as the name states - roasted nuts and malts with some sweetness. The flavor is very smooth with the taste coming from the roasted nuts and malts and it has a bit of hops to the taste as well. Very good nut brown ale.
djrevnoir (26) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Typical lagerish aroma; beautiful robust brown colour. Very pleasant flavour, rather metallic and bitter finish.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear redish brown apperance. Toasty malty aroma. Flavor has a slight nutiness, alot of toasted malts. A metallic taste in the finish.
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice clear orange brown body with a large egg shell head that fades slowly with a great lace. Aroma is a mild citrus, floral hop with hints of malt. Initial flavor was slightly sweet Almost candy, orange, and chocolate. This fades into a nice nutty finish. There is a bit of hop flavor through out, but no bitterness. Palate is smooth and some what dry. Very good, very drinkable.
DYCSoccer17 (3466) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 6, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2003 bottle. Pours a transparent mahogany with a 2cm light brown head. Aroma is nutty with a hint of chocolate. Start is roasty coffee flavor blending into a nice malty coffee aftertaste. Palate is good. Aftertaste makes you keep wanting to come back. Great job Saranac!
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Garnet color with minimal off white head that dissipates fast. Not much to smell, faint roasted malts. Higher level of carbonation than I am used to for a brown ale, definately taste the malts and a little bite from hops. Traditional tastes from a brown, roasted nuts, some chocolate and caramel. Watery mouth feel, nice nutty finish. A decent beer.
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smooth taste with a hint of nut, and roasted malt. Pretty good, but thats about it. Slight hops in the aftertaste. Not much special about this beer.