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Saranac 4059' Porter - Matt Brewing Company

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196 Ratings
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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 12.75%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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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5/5  rDev +41.6%

Daddy_bone1, Nov 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

derekdenim, Dec 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

Mojoman8561, Apr 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

buffcityx, Dec 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

phishbone23, Jan 25, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Utica_Brew_Review, Nov 05, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

u2carew, Jan 17, 2013
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4.15/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Hop_kulture, Jan 20, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

CraftBeerTastic, Dec 05, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

tempest, Dec 02, 2012
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4.01/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

smakawhat, Feb 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

generallee, Aug 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

dgeebs07, Dec 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

DoubleMalt, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

DrinkSlurm, Nov 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

kuhndog, Dec 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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Saranac 4059' Porter from Matt Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.