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Saranac Irish Stout - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Irish StoutSaranac Irish Stout

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BA SCORE
82
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179 Ratings
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

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schaffer9252

New York

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

05-04-2013 17:46:19 | More by schaffer9252
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FrankShirley

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

05-02-2013 17:20:23 | More by FrankShirley
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CraftBeerTastic

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Ba Review #271
Served On: 4/22/2013
Glassware: SA Perfect pint
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: 06/30/2013

Another one from the 2013 spring mixed 12 pack from Saranac found at Evergreen Liquors in Frederick ($13.99).

Look: Fairly dark with some ruby red tinges coming through. Head was a thin light-tan coating with some random lacing. Not a bad looking brew.

Smell: Semi-sweet dark chocolate with some caramelized brown sugar and roasted coffee.

Taste: First off were notes of bitter roasted coffee beans. The some faint dark chocolate notes. The finish was very dry with a hint of coffee bitterness that lingered. Very thin body and mouth feel.

This was a basic Dry Stout. I was a little taken back by just how thin the body was. It seemed on the edge of almost being a Schwarzbier with some extra dryness.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 15:58:47 | More by CraftBeerTastic
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MichaelProcton

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

04-21-2013 23:35:59 | More by MichaelProcton
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

04-20-2013 13:43:37 | More by williamjbauer
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Hophead420

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

04-11-2013 04:33:18 | More by Hophead420
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Thunderballroom

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

04-10-2013 02:07:25 | More by Thunderballroom
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fx20736

New York

4.04/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

bought as part of Saranac's Spring Variety pack from Beers of the World on 4/6/13 for $ 8.77.

poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, served at fridge temp.

appearance: looks black as coal,only emits a tiny sliver of ruby when under bright sunlight. thick, 3 finger mocha head. Nice lacing.

aroma: richly roasted malt, some chocolate with a whiff of earthy hops.

mouthfeel: decent, seems appropriate for the style.

taste: slightly charred, faintly smoky with a touch of caramel and a kiss of hops.

notes: fun, easy to drink, a winner for Matt Brewing, IMO.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 22:37:01 | More by fx20736
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a dark brown-to-black coloring with light brown highlights around the edges and a thin, sparse, light tan coating on the surface. Aromas of mocha coffee, with a slight sugary ribbon to the chocolate character, and a touch of earthy characteristics. Flavors of roast and char initially, with a slick, bitter coffee backbone quickly following. Some bitter chocolate highlights, but not as much as the nose would lead you to believe. Aftertaste is rich chocolate and coffee, with a strong bitter undertone. Light, dry body with a slick, quick finish. True to the style, but a little more chocolatey and rich than you may be used to. Tasty.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 22:04:16 | More by GarthDanielson
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EnronCFO

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.5%

03-13-2013 02:19:33 | More by EnronCFO
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AmitC

New York

4.28/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

A dark brown colored pour. Normal thickness. About one finger thick tan colored head that fades very quickly. Black inside the glass. Opaque. Decent lacing on the sides.

Aroma is of typical dry Irish stout type. A good amount of roasted malts. Dry feel. Dark roasted malts are prominent over all.

Taste is of very dark roasted malts. Dry hops that are very faint. No bitterness. Finish is dry.

Mouth feel is medium-light bodied with a lot of carbonation. No astringency. Drinks like an easy porter.

Style Rate: 4.25
Personal Rate: 3.5

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 03:55:26 | More by AmitC
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

03-11-2013 01:05:35 | More by oriolesfan4
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Bapplebaum

New York

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

03-08-2013 01:51:41 | More by Bapplebaum
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Utica_Brew_Review

New York

3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Awesome completely opaque black appearance with good head. Chocolate toasted caramel malts in the aroma. Great smell. Dark toasted caramel, coffee, chocolate flavor. Finishes a little bit better than it starts. Missing that milky caramel overtone and complexity to take it beyond what it is.

Bottom line: Good decent stout, but it doesn't take it to the next level.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 05:54:24 | More by Utica_Brew_Review
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GiantMidget

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got in Saranac spring variety pack.
I'm a fan of most of Saranac's beers that I've had, none too disappointing, but not spectacular.

Poured this into a mug.
Immediate sweetish coffee scent balanced with malt.
About 1 finger head that stayed throughout drinking.

It's a very good stout. Irish characteristics. Like a very dark coffee, sweetened slightly and mildly fruity.
It's a solid beer that I could see drinking more of on an Irish drinking night.
The mouthfeel is a little weak. While there is some mild carbonation and the flavor is good, it's not quite as balanced as it could be.

A solid effort.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 01:55:43 | More by GiantMidget
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.1%

02-28-2013 22:16:04 | More by djrn2
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ale207

Maine

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-23-2013 04:28:50 | More by ale207
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DmanGTR

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

01-29-2013 16:39:19 | More by DmanGTR
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andthevolcano

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

11-06-2012 01:01:54 | More by andthevolcano
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alesaram

Guam

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

10-16-2012 01:22:11 | More by alesaram
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BryanK

New York

2.75/5  rDev -24%

08-10-2012 00:36:38 | More by BryanK
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ABokononist

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-16-2012 17:05:34 | More by ABokononist
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

06-28-2012 00:06:58 | More by trevorpost
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ejh06752

New York

3/5  rDev -17.1%

05-12-2012 00:54:28 | More by ejh06752
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odbjs735

New York

2/5  rDev -44.8%

05-07-2012 06:45:38 | More by odbjs735
Saranac Irish Stout from Matt Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.