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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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HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2002
Sweet caramel with a touch of brown sugar on the nose. Very light in color for a porter. Thin and watery, pasteurization is very evident. Not worth trying.

2.7
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2002
Can you say "Caramello"

2.3
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2002
If this makes any sense at all I’ll consider myself lucky. I love porters which typically have a roasty, caramelly flavor but this was just too much. Almost like drinking caramel syrup sundae topping, just too much for me.

3.4
Panzuriel (2199) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2002
A very nice porter. Nice hints of carmel smooth out the taste of this good beer. A nice variant into the Porter realm. Definitely a beer for all to experience.

4.9
MrYuk (21) - Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2002
BEST damn beer out there! Such a unique taste. I never expected to have a beer that tastes like this. A slight popcorn-y taste after the beer gets a little older. Drove all the way to Utica, NY from Philadelphia with my girlfriend to get a case of this. Definately worth a try for any level of beer drinker.

2.7
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2002
The aroma is full of caramel and malt, the flavor is malty with underlying sweet caramel. a slight touch of hops is noticable.

5
austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2003 After tasting 30 or more porters, this one's my all-time favorite. I make no pretense that it is 'balanced' - it's not. The caramel is overwhelming. But it's the one I like to drink most. Experts be damned. Oh, by the way, they actually add real caramel to this beer.

4.2
hopscotch (11049) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2008 Bottle... This beer rocks!... A sparkling clear, dark mohogany hue. Medium-sized, frothy, khaki-colored head. Mostly, but not fully diminishing. Decent lacework. The aroma is of a Cadbury’s Caramello bar. Also, butterscotch and English toffee. Very malty and terrific. Extremely well-balanced beer. Malty with flavorful blasts of caramel, milk chocolate, and a whisper of buttermilk up front. Lightly pungent and lightly bitter hops balance things out nicely on the backside... preventing any annoying or cloying sweetness. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Short, astringent, lightly bitter finish. Excellent brew. Saranac brews a lot of beers and seems to be a very hit or miss brewing company. This beer is a major MaltHead HIT!

4.8
adamburb99 (10) - waterville, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2002
This is probably the best tasting beer out there that no one knows of, probly cause of it being so limited. Great flavor!

3.6
Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2002
A deep red-brown color, low head retention with moderate carbonation. Lightly hopped and slightly bitter - great caramel aroma but little caramel taste. Decent taste with slightly bitter aftertaste.


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