Saranac Black Diamond Bock - Matt Brewing Company
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3.65/5 rDev -1.1%
Pouring a cellar temp bottle into a pint glass. The beer pours a clear chestnut hue with no carbonation rising to surface and minimal edge layer of tightly packed head. Aroma is rich deep malt with some brown sugar and a toasty caramel. No real hops that I pickup here.
First sip reveals an average body with fine tingly carbonation that tickles my palate on each sip.
Makes the beer physically enjoyable. the flavor is sweet malt through and through. Brown sugar, caramel, a little roasted malt, some almond or nutty flavor. No hops or booze anywhere.
Definitely a malt lovers brew, that I am having no trouble drinking easily. Not a complex or crazy beer, but enjoyable for what it is and little o the sweet side without being cloying. I enjoy this one.
03-21-2014 03:05:34 | More by sulldaddy
2.68/5 rDev -27.4%
Trying this one out of the Winter Sampler 2012. First of all the bottle art is a ten, it made me laugh really hard for no reason. The color is a red-ish/brown. Smelling it from the bottle and then from a glass, it smells a tad bit sweet. Unfortunately that's where the fun ends. The taste at first was a little weak and a little watery. The aftertaste was decent but nothing special. Good warm mouthfeel. Not sure if I'd buy this again outside of the sampler.
12-20-2012 02:14:17 | More by tbruchey2112
3.6/5 rDev -2.4%
12oz bottle poured into a snifter.
A: Pours a clear copper with a 1.5 finger puffy white head. Fairly large bubbles in the head, just a touch of visible carbonation.
S: Fairly light roasted and fruity malts. A breadiness as well as almost a hay like grassines.
T: Malt forward with a hint of sweetness. Some carmel malts are what make it sweet I think. Not too much hop backing.
M: Medium bodied with average carbonation. Isnt too sticky which is a plus for this style. Pretty easy drinking.
Overall an average beer that works well in the winter season. Wouldnt seek it out on its own but has its place in the winter mix pack.
11-04-2012 22:33:02 | More by CloudStrife
3.8/5 rDev +3%
This beer is now called "black bear bock"
A - Pours a nice clear dark amber brown with a 1/4 inch of head that sticks around to a great lace ring which is excellent.
S - Toasted grains, caramel malt, touch of hops, and some dark fruits.
T - Toasted grains and caramel lead with peppery hops and a smooth finish. Not bad.
M - Medium, chewy, and quite a dry finish really.
Overall pretty on par for the style but didn't really wow me. Pretty good for Saranac though.
11-01-2012 01:44:25 | More by DrDemento456
Saranac Black Diamond Bock from Matt Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.