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Saranac Maple Porter - Matt Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

114 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 16.48%
Wants: 6
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-07-2009)
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4.18/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this beer with the Saranac winter mix. Really loved the strong, but not overpowering maple flavor with the slight bitterness of this winter beer. I would have really liked to have seen Saranac continue making this one. Great for enjoying on cold nights.

someoneintheroad, Dec 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

phishbone23, Jan 25, 2013
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Mart1, Sep 08, 2012
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pagardner, Jun 02, 2012
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avisong, Apr 26, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark brown, but not quite black. Thin layer of white foam, it almost looks like a Coca-Cola. Lacing is pretty strong (white spots, not streaky).

S: Dark malt and caramel. Strong coffee notes. A vague hint of cream or vanilla.

T: Perhaps a hint of bourbon. Strong malt, some coffee bitterness but not too overwhelming. Maple comes through at the end. The sweetness is too artificial in flavor.

M: The maple flavor makes it nice and smooth.

O: Heavy in the stomach, but smooth on the palate. Drinakble, but there are better porters out there.

dananabanana, Apr 21, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

TheRuss9585, Mar 28, 2012
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jsboates, Mar 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a slightly used motor oil brown with bronze highlights. Only a few small bubbles rise to the one finger, tanish head. Head stays intact about halfway down the glass. Leaves behind a few splotches of lacing at the bottom of the glass.

S - Plenty of maple syrup smell with hints of chocolate and caramel. There are hints of earthy hops as well.

T - Maple syrup upfront. The body is ruled by chocolate and caramel malt with plenty of earthy hops. More earthy hop notes as the beer passes over the back of the tongue followed by a chocolate chip pancake covered in way too much syrup finish.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

The last beer from the Saranac winter back I bought back east as an undergraduate a few years ago. Despite being a couple years old, this beer tasted about as expected - like an acceptable brown ale-to-porter with a heap of maple syrup added to it. I'm still on the fence about adding extraneous ingredients to beers as this came off a little artificial tasting. I'd drink it again if I stumbled upon another Saranac winter craft pack for $10, but it's not something I would seek out.

Bockrules, Jan 25, 2012
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rxthree, Dec 26, 2011
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claspada, Dec 08, 2011
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Saranac Maple Porter from Matt Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.