RATINGS: 528   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (4624) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 13, 2012
12oz bottle pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel and coffee. Taste was roasted malts, sweet caramel and a hint of bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

BlackHaddock (7956) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2018
12 oz bottle into a lovely Kasteel chalice on 9th Jan 2018 while on holiday in California. Brown with a tanned topping, nose had malty molasses as did the taste, caramel to the fore. Thought the beer sweet and thin, not overly impressed.

Whoisgalt () - Hamburg, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2017
Very sweet with the carmel flavor dominating the palate. Its drinkable but "more Carmel than porter". There are far better porters than this one.

HourGlass13 (1097) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2017
Redish amber colored pour with a tan head. Sweet candy like aroma. This is a better beer than the other reviews say, this is a very drinkable beer. Taste like caramel candy and lots of malts. Sweet. Really not bad.

Larry_Duffman (618) - - FEB 7, 2017
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours a red and brown color with an off-white head and little lacing. It doesn’t really look like a porter. The aroma is artificial caramel. The taste is very sweet caramel. It’s kinda thin. This smells and tastes artificial and way too sweet. This wasn’t very good.

Pumpkin87 (250) - - JAN 29, 2017
As might be expected from a beer with caramel color, this pours from bottle an attractive chestnut brown with red highlights. The small-medium head is tan, shows some retention and leaves lacing. The nose also is dominated by caramel and light roast. Surprisingly, caramel is not the overwhelming initial flavor, it’s more burnt toast and vanilla. This is another beer that benefits from aeration and being served closer to room temperature than ice cold. The caramel emerges, mixing with traditional porter bitterness that carries a hint of coffee. But this beer has a very light body that undermines the flavor profile. Sure, it’s easily drinkable, but in a market with a lot of porters, it doesn’t separate itself.

thedm (6320) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2017
This bottled brew from a grocery store was served at a cool temperature and poured a head of foamy finely sized light tan colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a typically carbonated body semi-transparent light cola brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The weak aroma was floral and malty. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish malty aftertaste. The mild flavor contained notes of semi-sweet brown malt caramel and malt. An OK brew just nothing special.

Travlr (26406) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Draft at Moo & Brew. Clear dark brown color, light tan head. Huge caramel aroma. Taste is creme brulee.

jrodooo5 (1748) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JUN 14, 2016
A little thin but it has a really pleasant aroma & a decent taste. Pours about black w/ a foamy tan head & spotty lacing. The aroma is of caramel & malt. The flavor also has caramel & a hint of traditional porter bitterness. It’s a bit on the watery side but is quite drinkable. Nothing special but not as bad as the ratings may suggest!

weihenweizen (4205) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2016
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a snifter. Aroma is caramel, medium/light carbonation, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is slightly artificial caramel and dark malt.

katrinaez (2355) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Not too bad. It is a sweeter style porter, must be the caramel and sugars. Scent has a spiced rum to it. Dark red Brown color but translucent. It has to be warm for the flavors to come out. If it is cold the flavors are gone. Flavor has some nutty and caramel, some fall warmth and makes me think of fallen leaves and campfires. Bottle

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