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Saranac 4059' Porter - Matt Brewing Company

Saranac 4059' PorterSaranac 4059' Porter

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186 Ratings
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.68%


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

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Standing 4059' above sea level, one of the Adirondack high peaks, Porter Mountain, is the inspiration for our 4059' Porter that is full of roasted flavor. Brewed with English chocolate malt and English hops, you'll taste roasted coffee and chocolate flavors from the malt balanced with a slight hop bitterness. Whether you're up at 4059' or at sea level, this style will have your taste buds climbing with excitement!

42 IBU

(Beer added by: plaid75 on 10-29-2012)
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Samp01

New Jersey

3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle thanks mike67. Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma and Taste is of sweet roasted caramel malt, with some mild slightly burnt coffee with some mild bitterness. Palate is a medium body with moderate carbonation. Finishes with a roasted caramel malt and some burnt coffee flavor and mild bitterness same as taste. Not as robust as some other Porters but overall a good porter.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 19:46:26 | More by Samp01
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PhillyNole

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

03-29-2014 23:15:48 | More by PhillyNole
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best before 3/31/14.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and char aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and char flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with solid cocoa and char aspects all around.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 01:49:24 | More by UCLABrewN84
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joeland

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

03-22-2014 22:23:47 | More by joeland
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TeamMathis

West Virginia

3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Cola. Minimal tan lace remains.
Smell: Roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate.
Taste: Coffee and chocolate.

This is a decent brew. Quite malty, and a bit bitter. Coffee and chocolate are the main themes with both the smell and the taste. I wouldn't get it again unless it was with a sampler.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2014 03:10:11 | More by TeamMathis
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crytion

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

03-11-2014 12:43:04 | More by crytion
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devilben02

North Carolina

2.84/5  rDev -20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours from the bottle with a rich, opaque, dark-chocolate brown color, with a sufficient foamy, sand-colored head. The aroma presents milk chocolate, some oaty grains, and a little bit of vanilla. In contrast, however, the flavor is the liquid equivalent to burnt toast, with a grainy, assertive bitterness. There is also some of the chocolate from the aroma (albeit not as pronounced), but there is not enough to counter the over-roasted bitter character. The texture helps, with a medium body and fine but soft carbonation. In the end, though, even if the goal was to make a smack-you-in-the-face robust porter, there is just too much of the over-roasted character to be enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 02:50:37 | More by devilben02
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Johnroby

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

03-01-2014 00:33:09 | More by Johnroby
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +12.7%

02-23-2014 15:39:07 | More by dpgoblejr
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

02-20-2014 00:47:46 | More by spinrsx
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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

02-17-2014 01:14:09 | More by tobelerone
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

02-14-2014 20:34:28 | More by ArtZan
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +12.7%

02-13-2014 15:25:31 | More by maketheheartglad
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Dodt

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

cola colored with a nice thick rich head that the lacing that clings to the glass. coffee is the stronger presents in this beer that can over shadow the malts . the smell is a bit of chocolate and coffee. the bitterness for me is nice .can't wait to review the remaining beers in this seasonal pack

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 01:36:50 | More by Dodt
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GraduatedCashew

California

3/5  rDev -15.5%

02-03-2014 20:06:27 | More by GraduatedCashew
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

02-02-2014 03:33:26 | More by paulish
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

01-23-2014 01:13:55 | More by mtnwesdew
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

01-22-2014 16:35:25 | More by JohnK17
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

01-19-2014 12:39:03 | More by Gregwa
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SoCaliC8

California

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

01-16-2014 05:20:15 | More by SoCaliC8
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ItalianPisces84

Connecticut

3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A good beer for winter (well, it is a porter after all, right? :-p). Though it is not my favorite porter, it is still a very good one. The head fades faster than I would like to see in a porter, but this may be a function of my having only ever had it from a bottle. As with all decent beers that I have only had from the bottle, I would very much like to try this one on tap. Texture-wise it is a little thin (less viscous) compared to other porters, such as Otter Creek's Stovepipe Porter, yet it leaves a lingering taste and texture in the mouth after being swallowed. The taste is good, bordering on great: it is not as smokey as I would like a porter to be, but it is slightly more bitter, which gives it a unique flavor. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 01:39:53 | More by ItalianPisces84
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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15.5%

01-14-2014 22:56:14 | More by Rekrule
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Maryland

4/5  rDev +12.7%

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MichaelStoutBeard

New York

3/5  rDev -15.5%

01-08-2014 09:22:11 | More by MichaelStoutBeard
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

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Saranac 4059' Porter from Matt Brewing Company
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