Saranac 4059' Porter - Matt Brewing Company
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4.24/5 rDev +20.1%
Black opaque color with mild to no carbonation with decent head. Chocolate roasted malt aroma. Roasted coffee, little bit of chocolate, caramel, and malty flavor. This beer was garbage last year but this year this has improved ten fold. Taste is well balanced. Really good beer this time around. More chocolate in the finish. We'd love to have this on draft.
11-05-2013 04:55:31 | More by Utica_Brew_Review
4.19/5 rDev +18.7%
12oz. Longneck bottle
A) Pours with a two finger head. Settles slowly leaving a sticky lacing on the sides. Opaque body.
S) Roasted grains. Hints of coffee. Yeasty.
T) Bold roasted malt notes upfront. Hints of molasses. Coffee. Chocolate. Pleasant characteristic hop bite in the finish.
M) Full body. Mellow carbonation. Dry and tannic in the finish.
O) A delicious porter. Well crafted and true to porter form. I'll be drinking another.
01-17-2013 01:19:32 | More by u2carew
4.15/5 rDev +17.6%
I want the golden ticket!
a: dark and opaque like a porter should be. cough star hill
s: roasted malt and a slight butterscotch smell
t: slightly smokey with a heavy malt sweetness
m: good lacing and heaviness. the flavor coats the mouth
o: a decent porter by a brewery that is very special to me. Saranac doesn't brew the worlds best beer but they were the first brewery that I discovered that introduced me to so many different styles. I will always come back... thanks again Saranac
01-20-2013 05:24:37 | More by Hop_kulture
4.13/5 rDev +17%
Ba Review #240
Served On: 12/05/2012
Glassware: DFH Chalice
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: Mar 31 - 2012
This was from the current '12 Beers of Winter' mixed pack.
Look: The pitch-black brew formed a nice 1 finger creamy tan head. Carbonation level was noticeably high along the sides of the glass. Some spotty lacing remained.
Smell: The roasted malts dominated the nose along with some hints of coffee bean and some unsweetened chocolate.
Taste: First up was a strong roasted character that lead into some chocolate and then a black-coffee bitterness. The roasted note seemed to return in the aftertaste. A faint sweetness did start to appear as the brew warmed.
This was a very solid porter from Matt. I have to say it is of slightly higher quality than many of their other offerings I've tried. There were no real signs of flavoring extracts or other artificial additives in this one.
12-05-2012 16:23:27 | More by CraftBeerTastic
4.03/5 rDev +14.2%
Poured with a big, fluffy tan head. There's a great mocha aroma, with a little more ground coffee than dry chocolate. The barley is ideal for a tasty English porter, but the hops are a little more American with bigger bitterness and a little earthy citrus cutting through the malts. I also get some dark chocolate bar and toffee in the background. The body isn't too heavy, I wouldn't mind having a couple in the winter. But it's light enough that this could be a good year-round porter.
12-02-2012 18:36:40 | More by tempest
4.01/5 rDev +13.6%
Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A real just a little light tan head, that foams up with styrofoam character, and sits at three fingers deep with good retention. Body is a dark walnut brown with some good hints of red all throughout the body. Some fast rising tiny carbonation crawls up if you look close. Real nice looking brew.
A real nice interesting mix of toasty roasty malts. Smoked and almost bbq smelling light wood right of the fireplace. Good mix of great roasty and smokey malt backbone. Clean, thirst quenching anticipating.
Light bodied with lots of charring roast, with a noticeable likeable wet quality. Carbonation and a bit gaseous unfortunately. Finish is very dry and grainy, but with a good ripping grain quality. Smoke quality seems a bit hammered down sensed from the nose though, but with warmth and time it really hits on the swallow. Has a sense of mild like feel and super easy drinking.
Overall this is a real fun drinking brew, probably one of the most interesting and probably one of the most desirable Saranac brews I've had.
02-24-2013 20:20:27 | More by smakawhat
4/5 rDev +13.3%
Poured from bottle into pint. Nice brown with tan head. Coffee and chocolate aromas dominate this one. Very very nice smooth coffee malty flavor, some chocolate with an ever so slight hop presence. Very good porter and I love how they named this one after one of the High Peaks in the ADKs...and the first peak i bagged.
11-07-2012 13:41:23 | More by DrinkSlurm
Saranac 4059' Porter from Matt Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.