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Saranac 4059' Porter - Matt Brewing Company

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216 Ratings
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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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Photo of Act25
3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Agree with most others here. Saranac tends to the metallic and so will stop purchasing it.
It's the "budget craft" around here.

Appearance - hard to screw up a porter.
Smell - Better.
Taste - metallic, Fracking?
Feel - thin compared with other porters.
Overall - Not bad for budget craft, but you get what you pay for. Their black N Tan is better.

Keep trying Saranac in "hope" of a bargain, but it's usually worth spending a $1 more a 6 pack for something more quality, like Avery or River Horse or even Anchor Steam.

B

Photo of MadScientist
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A very dark brown with garnet highlights and good clarity. The persistent head is made of a creamy, compact bubbles that are light brown.

S: Moderate caramel and chocolate malt aromas with a moderate earthy and slightly spicy hops aroma. The malt has a light roastiness and a bit of nuttiness to it. There is a moderately-light dark fruit aroma and a slight alcohol aroma.

T: A smooth moderate malt with flavors of bakers chocolate, some coffee and a touch of caramel. There is a moderate hops bitterness and a light earth hops flavor. The balance is slight towards the bitter and the finish is off-dry. There aftertaste is of chocolate and a light bitterness.

M: A moderate creaminess with a medium-full body and moderate carbonation.

O: A good Brown Porter with a good blend of roasted and chocolate malt flavors.

Photo of IanWingy
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of rangerred
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours pitch black with a one finger dark brown head. Not great head retention but decent lacing.

Aroma of chocolate, some dark roast coffee, and heavily roasted malt. Some dark fruit pokes through along with a little bit of caramel. Really typical of a porter but quite appealing.

Flavor of roasted malt and dark chocolate. Some bready malt sneaks through as well. A little dark fruit and caramel as well. Not hugely complex but nice flavors and nothing really off. It does get a little bit tannic and acrid with the roasted malt but this is barely held in check. Mouthfeel is very full and just slightly sticky. This beer really has tons of body which was a pleasant surprise.

Overall, a really nice porter that is simple but very enjoyable on a cold night. Worth picking up in the winter variety pack if you come across it.

Photo of ColdOneKev
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of bluntedboywonder
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of tbruchey2112
3.05/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Underwhelmed. Nice sweet, typical porter taste when it first hits your tongue. Strange spicy aftertaste. Glad I got to try it in the winter sampler but not sure if I'd buy more of this variety.

I do really like the name. That is of course after I googled it and figured it out what it meant hahahahaha.

Photo of TheWapakian
2.15/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Smell: Hint of coffee and old library books
Taste: Hint of malt up front followed a boozy / metallic finish

If you love Guinness stout you may like this one. The sad thing is that the follow-up beer burps were more tasty than the beer itself. I don't think I will pick this one up again unless it is part of a sampler pack.

Photo of dgp207
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Mart1
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of 401J
2.58/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Never met a porter i didn't really love..

Until today.

Poured a nice 2 finger foamy head with light ring lacing..

Strange nose.. Mild, undefinative.. Coffee, and also something dry and peppery.

Malts up front followed a boozy,metallic finish.. I would need to be at the altitude advertised on this bottle or high as a kite to enjoy this.. Damn, what a dissapointing craft pack.. This is beer #4.. 2 to go

Photo of bubseymour
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Lob
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of woodychandler
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

More bottles from my latest Philly run. I am feeling adventurous today and may try to eradicate the bottle backlog that has been an albatross since school started back.

My pour produced two dense fingers of tan head that seemed to be determined to sit there indeterminately. Okay, looking at color, it was a deep, dark-brown with caramel highlights. Nose was sort of a smoky chocolate, but it was not well pronounced, hence my inability to pin it down. Mouthfeel was medium and it had a definite smoky coffee flavor with some dark chocolate intermingled in terms of its taste. Finish was semi-dry and very tasty. Two for two recently WRT Saranac.

Photo of metter98
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is very dark red in color and appears black when viewed from afar. It has a light amount of visible carbonation and poured with a finger high off white to tan head that hardly died down and left lots of lacing running down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of chocolate malts in the nose along with some along with some hints of roasted malts.
T: The taste is rather similar to the smell and has some hints of coffee beans and a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has some nice flavors of chocolate malts and is very easy to drink due to its relatively light-bodied nature.

Photo of tommyd313
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of buffcityx
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of dgeebs07
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of hosehead83
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Dark brown/black in color, with a nice, thick cap of tan foam.
Aroma-faint cocoa
Taste-Dark roasted malt, subtle coffee, dark chocolate, and a nice underlying hop profile provide a nice balance. Tasty, sessionable and well-balanced. A nice friendly porter.

Photo of auxiliary
3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Black with a tan head, settled to a ring and left some lace on the glass.

Smell - Unsweetned dark chocolate, and espresso

Taste - Chocolate taste unsweetned, bitter.

Mouthfeel - Medium body feel, bitterness.

Overall - it is what it is, a porter.. Chocolate and some bitterness.

Photo of CraftBeerTastic
4.13/5  rDev +16%
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.

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of tempest
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

cool new brew in the winter mix. a hybrid of sorts, english in mats for sure, especially in the nose, where caramel and that semisweet sugar blend give it away, but coffee is powerfully american here, the nose is bitter from it, and the flavor is really roasty and rich, more espresso even, bitter is nice against the malt sweet. this was way more coffee than i expected it to have. good bubbles, full but not massive body too, smooth in texture, down easy, especially when its warms. overall a very satisfying porter, lots of malt and desserty flavors. i enjoyed this a lot, and am enjoying saranacs new foray into some more experimental and inspired beers. nice start in that direction in this winter pack!

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - black with a tan head that stayed around leaving some globs and a sheet of lacing.

S - chocolate licorice and espresso coffee.

T - chocolate, some smokiness and lots of bitter coffee bean lingering on the finish.

F - medium bodied, mild carbonation, goes down smooth.

O - a good example of the style.

Saranac 4059' Porter from Matt Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.