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RATINGS: 539   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Saranac Caramel Porter is a robust, flavorful porter reminiscent of a by-gone era. True to brewing tradition, we've used dark caramel malt as well as Fuggles & East Kent Goldings hops for a smooth, yet slightly bitter, roasted flavor. Look for hints of real caramel used in brewing this delicious brew. Enjoy.

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2.8
thornecb (5920) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Pours mahogany into a Sam glass. Pancake head with good retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Sour toffee aromas. Dry with sweet caramel and toffee upfront turning to sourdough before the lasting roasted nut and earthy hop finish.

2.5
Drjohnrock (805) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Twelve ounce bottle from Delhi Walgreens, tasted on December 12, 2013. Very dark--almost opaque brown color, strong caramel aroma undercut by a bleach-like smell, flavor of caramel followed by a sour blast and bitter finish. Maybe this was a little old. If it wasn’t, then certainly not to my taste--this might be worth trying if your taste is very different from mine, or if you can’t get enough caramel.

2.7
BroSpud (2189) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with an off white head. Aroma is caramel. Flavor is butterscotch candy with artificial sweetener. Closer to a cream soda than a beer. Not a big fan of this one.

4.1
Beerwarlock (13) - Trafford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2014 Despite other reviews, I found this to be one of my favorite "drinkable" beers of the season. Smells like caramel. Taste like caremel. Whether or not the smell and/or taste are artificial, I don’t care. Guess I’m "naive". If you love caramel you will love this beer.

1.6
ziel (76) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2014
This has a strong carmel aroma but very little flavor of it. More like a brown ale than a porter.

3
anthony850 (472) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Very heavy on the Carmel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
snoworsummer (5698) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Draft. Pours dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is heavy caramel notes that smells strangely of creme brulee and cheap caramel candy. Light roasted malts and plum notes. Flavor is chewy malts, dark fruit esters, caramel sweetness, and light roast with a semi-sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3
sonnycheeba (5988) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Tap. Pours dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is heavy caramel notes somewhere in between creme brulee and cheap caramel candy, light roasted malts, and plums. Flavor is chewy malts, dark fruit esters, caramel sweetness, and light roast; semi-sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

2.7
tnkw01 (1753) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Bottle. Dark amber, brown. Little, tan head. Yes, aroma is caramel and the taste is caramel but not overpowering.

3
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2013
From bottle. Caramel aroma with a hint of chocolate. Taste is caramel, toffee, and more caramel. Caramel over powers. A little thin but goes down easy. Ok. A bit to sweet.


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