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Saranac Stout - Matt Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
75
okay

126 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 13.27%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 09-06-2001)
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- pours a very dark almost opaque brown. very light 1 finger tan head but dissipates quickly, leaves little lacing.
S- roasted and caramel malts
T- slight coffee, roasted malty flavor but nothing strong.
M- nice carbonation, smooth, easy to drink, coats mouth nice
O- not the best stout, not the worst. Pairs decent with a chocolate cake.

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of thain709
3.58/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with a dark brown body that showcases some ruby highlights...the one finger head is light brown in color and thick in appearance...recedes to a small, rocky cap and leaves decent lacing

S - Roasted malts stand out creating sweet caramel and chocolate flavors...there is a hint of vanilla adding to the sweetness of the nose

T - The sweet aspect carries over to the flavor...the vanilla jumps out more than it did in the nose...it's mainly upfront...the malts take over from the middle to the finish...they are roasted nicely at first...sweet caramel, milk chocolate, and light roasted coffee come out in the middle...towards the finish the malts give off a smokey charcoal flavor

M - Medium bodied...starts to get thin, roasty and slightly smokey

O - Not a bad stout, but definitely on the sweeter side...started off nicely, but changed big time as it warmed...probably still the second favorite of the mixed pack

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of woodychandler
3.05/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My second for New Beer Sunday (Week 385)!

From the bottle: "Saranac Stout is the secret behind the success of our delicious Black & Tan: it is lavishly brewed with seven unique malts and grains as well as a selection of memorable hops. Look for a full-bodied taste and crescendo of complex flavor notes. This is a stout to remember ... and respect. Enjoy!"

I went with a aggro pour so as to create as much head as I could muster in the wilting humidity of the day. I ended up with just better than a finger of fluffy, foamy deep-tan head with decent retention. Color was a deep, dark brown with only caramel highlights visible at the edges. Nose was sweet and chocolaty, more towards milk chocolate than dark chocolate although I prefer the latter. Mouthfeel was medium and I got a really smoky, almost burnt, flavor initially in the mouth. Finish was slightly tangy but the burnt taste really lingered. Color me not a fan.

Photo of chinchill
3.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into snifter.

Pours a dark but clear mahogany with a smallish tan head. The head has some staying power, but soon dwindles to a ring and island.

Has an attractive if subtle aroma of dark roasted malts and more hops than expected, with a hint of chocolate.

Taste: dark roasted malt with a nice touch of spicy hops and a hint of coffee. 3.75

M: well carbonated; medium body; semi-dry finish. A slight astringency keeps the rating from hitting 4.

Overall: better in almost every respect than the nitro-canned Guinness I had last night. Compared to that, the Saranac is markedly hoppy, aromatic and flavorful, with a much better finish. It does, of course, lack the creamy head and smoother feel of the nitro-enhanced Guinness. 3.75

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3.58/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a nice pitch black with a good size brown head with some staying power. Smells of dark roasted malt and a tad of coffee and chocolate. Tastes of coffee and dark roasted malt, very nice. Beer is carbonated well and for its medium body, goes down pretty smooth. Overall, an above average beer.

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3.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Looks good for a stout, really digging the mocha colored had with nice lacing. Color is a deep brown almost black.

S - Smells of slight lactic powdered milk, mild roasts, and burn sugar.

T - Mostly dry burnt sugars and mild sweetness with vanilla but overall mostly lackluster. Not digging the whole metallic taste either.

M - Light to medium could be a touch creamier.

Overall not really expecting much I am not too disappointed. Might just avoid other Saranac products.

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Saranac Stout from Matt Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.