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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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3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7768) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2002
Call me a a sucker - but I was done in by the caramel aroma. Flavor did not disapoint either. Nice deep, dark appearance, thinly dissipating with a little lacing head. Overall, not bad - but too sweet for a porter. Strong finish - overall a good effort by Saranac.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (7674) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of caramel, butterscotch and subtle chocolate. Malty flavor with sweet caramel and a bit of chocolate before a semi-bitter roasty finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TaktikMTL (7610) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2005
Bouteille de 12 oz qui provient du "mix pack" de Nol achet au Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT. Arme: Odeur de caramel mais plus prcisement de bonbon au beurre. Apparence: Couleur noire. Col moyen beige mousseux qui disparat tranquillement. Aucune carbonisation. Belle dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de caramel au beurre. Dure de larrire got moyen. Malheureusement la saveur nest pas aussi bonne que larme. Palette: Corps plein avec une texture astringente. Forte carbonisation. Arrire got de beurre. (Rating #90)

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (7598) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & tupalev at the (last!) Saranac Vs. Samuel Adams sampler packs tasting. Pours a clear dark ruby with a small off-white head. Aroma is predominently caramel along with some malt and UK hops. Smells o.k. if not a little artificial. Flavour follows the aroma but really suffers from the artificial caramel taste, its too sweet. Its too thin and weak to support that much caramel. A poor Porter and another miss for Saranac tonight.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7521) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2007 The description of this beer really revs up the taste buds. I got this one in their holiday pack. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle the brew pours a very dark brown color with a small tan head. There is a marvelous aroma of caramel and butterscotch. The flavor is bitter with noted undertones of caramel and butterscotch. A bit of caramel and malt linger on the aftertaste but overall the beer is dominated by bitterness. It is a bit thin and watery on the texture. I think if it were a bit sweeter and less bitter this could be a fantastic beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2008
Bottle thanks to Ken! Poured clear, medium garnet-tinted caramel with a short cap of tan head that stuck around for a short while. The aroma was very sweet with caramel above all else.. vanilla was secondary, and there was a little chocolate deeper down.. not very complex, but I likes my caramel. The flavor was also caramel-driven, with a creamy sweetness that made this tough to drink after a couple ounces.. vanilla, cream, and sweeter chocolates join the caramel on the candied finish. Medium-bodied and creamy on the palate, but too sweet to truly enjoy.. a little sharp on the finish. This was OK.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Pours a transparent dark amber mahogany with ruby hues and a thin, spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma seems pretty metallic with a touch of diacetyl and some sweet dark caramel malt. Body starts about average with lots of carbonation and some earthy metallic notes with light toasty caramel sweetness and a touch of bittering hops with help to dry out the finish. Seems like it would be a good concept for a beer were it not for the metallic character.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wlajwl (6606) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Strong sweet caramel and some nuttiness in aroma. The flavor is similar to the aroma with a strong sweetness. Not horrible, not really that great either.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 3/20
Beerman6686 (6595) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2005 I tried the Saranac Winter 12 pack and was extremely disappointed. All of the lighter beers had a disgusting bitter taste and in the dark beers it wasnt as evident but it still tasted exactly the same. Isnt this supposed to be a variety pack, not just the same beer with food coloring and a different label. The only one that tasted different was the caramel porter because it had traces of caramel. Shame on you saranac for charging $20 for this garbage

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Braudog (6582) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2006
Bottle: Dark crimson with a firm 1/4 inch head. Real sugary aroma, like caramel candy corns from Halloween. Similar essence in the flavors ... good thing I skipped trick or treating this year. This is definitely for the sweet tooths.


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