RATINGS: 542   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12295) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick (12233) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammy (11487) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (10919) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 03/21/2003
Mode: Draft
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
Rating: 3/5.0
Score: *4
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10761) - 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 Cadburys 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 18, 2007
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (10205) - 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. Ive 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 Ive ever tasted. How do they do that?" Awesome brew. Re-rate: Repeated partakings of this have lowered the score somewhat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
j12601 (9790) - 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 couldnt see myself drinking it regularly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2011
12oz bottle. Clear red-orange color, thin light brown head. Very little lace. Great caramel aroma, tastes exactly like a tootsie roll. Its not the most refined thing out there, but I like it. Carbonation a bit pronounced. Light sweet taste.

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