crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2005
Very sweet caramel aroma... first time i have ever smelled anything like this in a beer and I really like it.Nice rich dark color and head. Flavor is also full or caramel with the slightest hop finish. For a porter, the flavor and texture are a little thin, but this is still a wonderful beer. I love caramel and I love this beer. I really pleasant suprise because i don’t usually expect much from saranac. obguthr (6354) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Toffee and caramel aroma. Clear brown pour with a medium, but lasting tan head. Hazelnut coffee taste. Thin mouthfeel. Butterscotch finish. I’m not crazy about butterscotch, but this tastes really good. I’d say there are probably adjuncts, but if this is natural it is truly spectacular. Way to go Saranac! Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2002
This is an awesome Caramel porter. The caramel is very present in the taste and the aroma. I love this beer. jpm8920 (152) - Park Ridge, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2002
Very storng caramel aroma. And an aftertaste with a strong sweet taste. Very good and unique brew. hopscotch (11101) - 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!
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2004
Exceptional. Words can’t describe how a good caramel porter makes my face smile. This one has bounds and bounds of gummy caramel flavor, especially on the aftertaste. Nice work, but maybe even slightly off balance with too much? Just my suggestive opinion. Gorgeous color as well. This goes well with almost any dish, and compliments almost any atmosphere. All this said, caramel porters are one of the few porters I like... strange. stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2007 Dark red. Very strong caramel aroma. Has a very good caramel taste to it that is smooth and clean. Very Good beer. DHeubs (9) - Yonkers, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2007 does not count
Has a great, full taste with just enough caramel taste.
HAS TO BE SERVED ONLY SLIGHTLY BELOW ROOM TEMP. No good cold!! SGTHibbert (100) - Perry, Iowa, USA - AUG 12, 2007
Very good. Slightly bitter, roasty with huge notes of caramel. Could drink this all year long. Very good. Bravo. dlovell2 (2135) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Dark brown with tan head. Caramel Aroma. Very sweet overpowering caramel taste then a bit of mild bitterness, followed by sweet caramel again. A bit sweet but I am looking forward to getting this again next year.