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Saranac Irish Stout - Matt Brewing Company

Saranac Irish StoutSaranac Irish Stout

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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 10.77%

Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-03-2010)
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Photo of lansingj24

New York

3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass from a 12 oz. bottle. Picked up a single bottle to try it out.

A: Was happy to see it poured a deep black. Even happier to see that it yielded a thick white head that had great retention.

S: Very subtle smells of coffee. Sweet scents were also there that seemed to be more like acetone.

T: Small amounts of coffee flavor initially that mellowed out. Reminded me of Guinness and Beamish with its slight sweet aftertaste. It just seemed to have the average Guinness 'Irish Dry Stout' taste.

M: Glad to see the body was similiar to an Irish stout. Moderate body that had a great creamy texture.

D: I would say I could def drink this often. Tastes like the typical Irish stout. Plus with its price you can't go wrong.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2010 01:48:14 | More by lansingj24
Photo of SirSaranac

New York

3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle*.... 5.5% abv

Well, I had been looking forward to trying this... most of Saranac's newest releases had been rather tasty, and although this isn't exactly a new release, I had never tried it prior.

This brew poured jet black... 2 finger frothy tan head. Lacing was nothing memorable.

The scent was rather one dimensional... roasted malt... but nothing strong.

Decent taste. A brief sweetness that quickly transitions into a smooth yet one dimensional coffee roasted malt. *shrugs*... It's smooth, with a nice creamy mouthfeel... and very drinkable. But if you're looking for a complex stout... look elsewhere.

Although I feel that this is better than Saranac's Mocha Stout, Oatmeal Stout, or Vanilla Stout (I've never tried their traditional stout)... I would still suggest either their Imperial Stout or Black & Tan over this.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2010 06:53:42 | More by SirSaranac
Photo of yesyouam

New York

3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Saranac Irish Stout is a solid black ale with a foamy, tan head that has excellent retention and lacing. It has a toasty and malty aroma that seems a touch sweet. It's medium-light bodied, a little bubbly, dry and crisp with a clean finish. It's a pretty mellow flavor that's well balanced. It tastes a little roasty and the finish is pretty green. It's a decent session beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2010 18:51:34 | More by yesyouam
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Saranac Irish Stout from Matt Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.