matalec1984 (115) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2012
Poured from bottle,
Pours a dark copper with a solid white head that fades quickly with little lacing.
Aroma is a bit fruity and grainy. Can def smell the MO.
Taste is ok, slightly fruity with a noticeable whiskey essence that is long lasting.
Medium bodied for the style but feels a little chalky going down. Aftertaste is nice as whiskey essence holds strong and fades out nicely. Medium carbonation. cheap (6008) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2012
Saranac is to craft beers as old mil is to cheap pale lager. Very bubbly darker pale lager brew inthe glass. Nice creamy head. Initially builds on the taste buds. Tries to be a big beer but never quite gets there. Each sip yeilds a medium impact. As the session continues the medicinal malt bitterness does increase. Nice smelling beer. Fresh overall beer experience. Love those saranacs, yesserie! Drake (14059) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized off-white head. Average head retention. Aroma of toasted and toffee malts and an earthy hop note. The taste is pale malts, sweet malts and a floral hop finish. Medium bodied. puboflyons (3467) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2012
From the "What Ales You" 12-pack dated BB-JUN 30 2012-3551-07:01. It pours medium to dark amber with a quick head and nice clarity. The aroma is of sweet malts and toffee with a clean hop drop. The body is about medium. The taste comes across more pointedly bitter with a clean but sharp finale. tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Has a light brownish color. Smell is mild, some malts. Taste is a bit unusual. Malts, a touch of whiskey, good but different. Overall a beer worth giving a try.
redpooba (406) - Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2012
The aromas of spice and winter seasonings abound with a rich scotch like malty flavor
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jb (3343) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Well they brought this back in ’What Ales You’, I’d tried it before, but had an old stale bottle and didn’t feel right rating it. Clear, reddish copper, decent head, retention and some lacing. Sweet floral, caramel and malty notes. Sweet palate, smoky, a nice pleasant taste but certainly not much going on here. someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2012
pours a light orange color with a healthy sized white head. aroma is strong whiskey malts and tastes the same. definitely has that overseas taste but lacks the consistency that traditional Scottish ales have. highly drinkable and has that lasting whiskey finish which is pleasant. jtclockwork (17070) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Nice dark amber pour with white head. Nose and taste is very sweet molasses. Rated 11/23/02 Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Pours brown with a thin tan head. Smells fruity and breaddy. Tastes of sweet malt, fruity, soe peppery splashes. Interesting.