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Saranac High Peaks Series Chocolate Orange - Matt Brewing Company

Saranac High Peaks Series Chocolate OrangeSaranac High Peaks Series Chocolate Orange

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BA SCORE
87
very good

109 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.03%


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

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Saranac Chocolate Orange is a limited edition small batch brew from our "High Peaks" series, a line of beers that are bigger, more complex and flavorful. Brewed as a full bodied robust Baltic-style porter with five different hops and four different malts, this beer pushes the porter style to a new level.

We start with generous amounts of chocolate malt, and then add blood orange peel. In fermentation, the finest hand-selected, purest cacao nibs are added to enhance the chocolate malt flavor. Look for a dark chocolate roasted flavor finished off with a unique surprise from blood orange peel, making this an extra special treat!

(Beer added by: CloudStrife on 03-02-2012)
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Reviews by BigPlay1824:
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BigPlay1824

New York

3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: pours a deep black that looks like motor oil with a two finger head that is fluffy and mocha in color which lingers quite nicely before leaving alot of thick lacing around the glass
S: very nice dark chocolate malts in the forefront and then a beautiful orange zest towards the end
T: great chocolate malts in the front, purely dark chocolate, then towards the very end, and just briefly, has a slight zest from the orange, it is almost indiscernible but its there if you seek it out, drinks nicely, dark chocolate malts linger on the palate long afterwards
M: smooth, extremely gentle carbonation, drinks very thickly, leaves the mouth with a thick coating and not a dryness as i would attribute to hops but a dryness like that of powdered chocolate, its nice on the palate overall
O: ive really been loving the offerings that have been coming out from saranac as of late and, as far as im aware, this is going to be just the beginning

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 00:13:29 | More by BigPlay1824
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Saranac High Peaks Series Chocolate Orange from Matt Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.