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RATINGS: 544   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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3.1
blaird22 (4) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2013 does not count
Not a porter guy but this was decent. Could really taste the caramel undertones. Would drink again

2.9
Art (3217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Smells like caramel. Tastes like caramel Cheerios. Extremely thin and watered down. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - FEB 16, 2013
It pours a deep red and gives a dark brown colored body. A foamy off-white one inch head appears and lasts for a good half minute. It leaves some nice spider-web foamy lacing. The smell is all about the caramel, almost slightly overbearing but as the beer warmed I noticed some of the roasted malts and nuts. The taste is definitely the caramel coming in ever so strong and pretty much not letting anything come out even as the beer warmed. The palate is light to medium with some light harshness on the tongue. Overall, well, by the name, I think Saranac/Matt knew what they were going for, so I think for them well done, for me, uh ... not impressed, could be a dessert beer, but not necessarily one I’d come back to.

2.6
SanfordBrewer (1574) - Sanford, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Translucent dark ruby mahogany with a creamy beige head. Medium body with medium carbonation.

Aroma: chewy caramel candies or cooked caramel pudding, pale grain, and subtle fuggle hop character, and a faint wiff of vinegar.

Taste: thin grassy malt, dark caramel and/or brown malt, sweet caramel, and subtle woodsy hop bitterness.

2.7
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown pour with an off-white head that disappeared quickly. Caramel, Chinese herbs and medicine, vanilla. Light to medium body with vanilla and syrupy finish. One bottle is enough... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
Lightrider (344) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle into a goblet. Aroma is a candy bar. Taste is a warm candy malt. Taste is a candy malt mix. Finish is so different that its good.

1.7
IslandHaole (1261) - Misawa, JAPAN - JAN 8, 2013
The smell hit me as I was pouring it, an artificial sickeningly sweet smell, like Oompa-Loompa barf, well, probably not THAT bad (not that I know what that smells like, who knows, might not be too bad) . Looks nice, a clear Mahogany color with a beige head. But that cloying scent is tough to get past. I’m not digging the taste either, initially very candy-ish, some hints of dark chocolate and coffee but it is buried behind this sticky sweet, funkiness. I appreciate the effort and like what they were trying to do, but it doesn’t work for me. I’m giving the second bottle away.

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AKThunder (167) - New York, USA - DEC 27, 2012
This is a spectacular brew. I feel like I am drinking a candy bar! Not the kind of beer you can get shitty on though, have one and enjoy it.

3.4
bth122 (1547) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark copper red brown. Medium head. Aroma is amazing caramel notes. Yummy if u like caramel. Some roast malt too. Taste is medium light sweetness. Medium light bodied. Light bitterness. Creamy palate. This centered around caramal malts and caramel flavoring. And it does a pretty good job giving that. It won’t blow your socks off but is very solid. Easy to drink. Ends kind of abrupt. And oldie but goodie.

3.1
streve (105) - Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2012
12oz bottle. Pour is a dark brown with no head. Aroma of caramel and vanilla. Mouth has a nice mild bitterness up front along with the malty flavor and the finish is big with caramel. A little on the sweet side. Not too bad but not really something I would sit down and drink a few of.


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