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Saranac 4059' Porter - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac 4059' PorterSaranac 4059' Porter

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195 Ratings
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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 12.75%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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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mtnwesdew

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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

California

2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

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

Connecticut

3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
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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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15%

01-14-2014 22:56:14 | More by Rekrule
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

4/5  rDev +13.3%

01-13-2014 00:26:15 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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MichaelStoutBeard

New York

3/5  rDev -15%

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

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

01-07-2014 04:21:36 | More by UltimateLivewire
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niiiv

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-06-2014 06:24:18 | More by niiiv
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GFD400

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-03-2014 00:00:29 | More by GFD400
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TonyY

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-02-2014 16:31:14 | More by TonyY
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magnusdave

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-01-2014 23:22:54 | More by magnusdave
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TheMarkE

California

3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Deep dark caramel color, like a good strong cup of black coffee. Decent foam and lacing.

Smell: Chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts.

Taste: Coffee, roasted malts, smoke, and bitter chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and dry, with a slight bitter aftertaste.

The Verdict: I like it. Just enough complexity to keep the tongue happy. Surprisingly good porter.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 23:20:43 | More by TheMarkE
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RuckusDu

Colorado

3/5  rDev -15%

12-28-2013 22:32:38 | More by RuckusDu
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podes

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

12-28-2013 01:21:25 | More by podes
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nebula1999

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

12-26-2013 16:19:08 | More by nebula1999
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mitch3114

New York

3.1/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From Saranac assorted holiday gift pack

Bottle into wine glass...fancy on Christmas!

A- Beautiful dark brown with a bit of a ruby hue where the light shines through near the bottom. A nice powdered cocoa color head, light but nice color and fluffy.

S- The chocolate smell is dominant over the roasted scents and there is a hint of fruits a small dash of hops and another smell that reminds me of Belgian yeast.

T- Tastes of roasted malts. All flavors are quite subdued and nothing really stands out. I let this warm up and nothing really comes out. Quite bland. Not bad, just not interesting.

M- Mouthfeel is a bit thin for a porter. I was expecting some more smooth, rich creamy textures, but it also fell short on this category.

O- Overall, this may just be the best out of the other five in the assorted holiday gift pack (no, I am not a fan of their flagship pale ale. One of my first craft beers and one that I revisit at least once a year, but it never gets better for me). It's simply very plain and uninteresting. There certainly aren't any characteristics that are memorable.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 04:40:12 | More by mitch3114
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15%

12-25-2013 07:26:46 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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brandonkr

New York

2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

12-22-2013 22:52:58 | More by brandonkr
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CraftBeerGuild

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

12-22-2013 14:33:13 | More by CraftBeerGuild
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

12-21-2013 18:40:59 | More by JohneHoodlum
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BDF2000

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

12-20-2013 01:10:32 | More by BDF2000
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braican

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

12-16-2013 19:35:46 | More by braican
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donnybalinski

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

12-14-2013 20:39:11 | More by donnybalinski
Saranac 4059' Porter from Matt Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.