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Saranac 4059' Porter - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac 4059' PorterSaranac 4059' Porter

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BA SCORE
81
good

228 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | 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:
Beer added by: plaid75 on 10-29-2012

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
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle with a best before date of March 31, 2014, one of my friends gave this to me last week. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with an inch tan head. Head retention is good, and there's a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like milk and bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, char, and some coffee. I think the taste is just like the aroma, but the roasty/char flavor is the strongest. Mouthfeel/body is light, it seems thin for a porter. With that being said, it is pretty easy to drink. Overall I liked this brew, it's a good roasty porter that hopefully I'll get to try fresher sometime.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Saranac 4059' Porter from Matt Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.