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Saranac High Peaks Series Chocolate Orange - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac High Peaks Series Chocolate OrangeSaranac High Peaks Series Chocolate Orange

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BA SCORE
87
very good

121 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 9
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It pours from a 12oz bottle with very little head. The color is very dark brown, nearly black with the head having a slight orange tint to the otherwise lighter brown. The smell is pretty strong with chocolate with no real hints of orange. Mouthfeel is over-all smooth but with sharp carbonation coming late. Taste is dark and slightly bitter chocolate. There is hardly any orange taste, just a bit of an aftertaste. It would be easy to confuse this with just another chocolate porter. Over-all quite good.

JudoJeff, Feb 23, 2014
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Bottle shared by Bruce, thanks for the opportunity!
Solid dark brown with a stingy off white head. Aromas of milk chocolate and caramel with hints of earth. The flavor is mostly caramel and chocolate with a hint of citrus. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a creamy silky mouthfeel. Not a bad beer, but I would have liked a bit of orange as I found almost none.

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Saranac High Peaks Series Chocolate Orange from Matt Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.