Dogbrick (12918) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2008
Pours a dark brown color with a medium thick beige head that diminishes steadily. Caramel malt aroma with a light roasted character. Medium body with flavors of caramel, malt and charred marshmallow. The finish is sweet caramel and toffee with a short malty aftertaste. Overall this beer is one-dimensional and average, like most beers from this brewer. jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2006
12oz bottle-pours a brown head. Color is brown/reddish. Aroma is caramel. Taste is very sweet caramel (too sweet) and malt. OK for an occasional, but not a session beer for sure. Sammy (12096) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2006
well malted and carmel to make go down A melange of porter and burnt rubber and maybe burnt wood. Highly roasted aftertaste. Nice colour. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet but not cloying. In any case, I will save the rest for tenderizing meat in the slow cooker.
hopscotch (11048) - 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! daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2008
Rating #400 for the beer. Brown pour, smallish tan head. Aroma is just unreal. Smells just like a butterscotch candy. I could sniff this glass all night. Flavor does not live up to the aroma. It is smooth enough, but the flavor is a bit unbalanced and a tad odd. I could drink this again, but this beer wins with its aroma!
j12601 (10925) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Pours a clear dark brown, reminiscent of a water down cola, with a small tan head. Aroma is of burnt sugar and malt. Slightly sweet with thick carbonation, and more caramelized sugar flavors. More sweetness on the finish. Might make a nice pairing with a bowl of vanilla ice cream, but I couldn’t see myself drinking it regularly. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 03/21/2003faroeviking (10838) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 18, 2007
Source: Flying Saucer, Charlette
Black with ruby edges, fine tan head, sweet carmel candy aroma like a hot carmel covered apple, lots of carmel flavor but surprisingly not too sweet, all carmel all the time until the end, needs some roasted malts to balance it out
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a nice big light brownsih head. Aroma indeed of caramel along with a good roasty maltiness and sweetness. Flavour: lots of caramel, roasted malts, sweet candy. Sweet caramellic finish. Caramel beer at its best! DocLock (10653) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2012 I think the average is way low for this beer. It is hard to find. I’ve heard stories of guys traveling from Iowa to New York for this beer. Great label. The aroma is intense caramel and malt and chocolate. Good head and hoppiness. The finish is sweet and caramelly, with a malt texture and nice sweet caramel flavors...not too sweet, but it really tastes like melted caramel. I had this one with a Padron cigar. My neighbor, who brews beer with me, said "Wow, the best caramel flavor I’ve ever tasted. How do they do that?" Awesome brew.
Re-rate: Repeated partakings of this have lowered the score somewhat. KyotoLefty (10197) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown to black, reddish tint. Small head. Sweet caramel aroma with some roasted malt. Roasted malt and caramel flavor. Roasted and hop bitterness at back of the malty sweetness.
A slightly bitter hop finish, but the caramel goes all the way through. A touch too sweet.