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Saranac 4059' Porter - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac 4059' PorterSaranac 4059' Porter

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196 Ratings
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Ratings: 196
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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donnybalinski

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

12-14-2013 20:39:11 | More by donnybalinski
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donpost109

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

12-14-2013 20:19:18 | More by donpost109
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Ladyfortuna

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

12-12-2013 05:33:50 | More by Ladyfortuna
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HalfFull

California

3.13/5  rDev -11.3%

Bottle from Winter Mixed pack served into a pint glass. The 4059' pours a deep dark brown with just a hint of ruby in the light. A thin mocha cap dissipates swiftly.

Nose of light chocolate and some hops through the short lived foam or after a good spin. Then offering a firm roast character and even a hint of ash. Taste follows with roasted malts dominant, a spritzy caramel/dark fruit in the middle and a light lingering ashy roast on the finish. The ash/burnt flavors are light enough to be a positive development here and not an overriding factor. Still the flavor doesn't offer up much depth or complexity. Feel is coarse and shows just a hint of fruitiness common in English Porters a la Sam Smith's. Overall decent but hardly memorable.

12-10-2013 06:49:13 | More by HalfFull
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TheSixthRing

California

3.56/5  rDev +0.8%

Appearance - Pours a deep, dark, near black auburn brown with a tan finger head that dissipates in fair time, leaving a broken layer of suds across the surface. Fair lacing with decent stick.

Smell - Not much in the nose. Distant roasted notes. Traces of coffee character. Mild chocolate. The aroma opens up once it warms.

Taste - Thankfully the flavor is more profound. Roasted bitterness met by fair amounts of caramel and lesser chocolate notes. Roasty bitterness in the finish. Simple by porter standards, but good.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with moderate carbonation.

Overall - A fair to good porter. Hits on a fair amount of roasty goodness that I like in a porter, so that's a plus. Not very complex, though. I'd drink it again, though if it's only offered in their 12 packs here on the West Coast I'll likely pass.

12-10-2013 05:52:57 | More by TheSixthRing
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Kendo

New York

3.7/5  rDev +4.8%

A: Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Body is black with a thin khaki-colored head on top. Some splotches of lace on the glass.

S: Good Porter nose - roast, cocoa powder, charcoal. Overall impression of roastiness.

T: First impression on the palate is more about the mouthfeel than the taste: it's thin in feel and a bit overcarbonated. Flavor-wise, it pretty much follows the nose, which is a good thing. I get roasted barley malt, some burnt charcoal, mild cocoa powder and a bitter astringency at the finish that at times seems almost sour. Roasted coffee beans show up after awhile too.

M: See notes above - thin and too-active carbonation. The feel really detracts from the overall impression.

O: If you break down the categories individually, this beer wouldn't be so bad. But the thin weight and sharp carbonation really take away from the overall experience.

12-06-2013 03:27:43 | More by Kendo
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boszormeny

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

12-05-2013 00:23:42 | More by boszormeny
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CreekyJarls

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

11-28-2013 18:02:24 | More by CreekyJarls
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

11-28-2013 03:54:51 | More by WVbeergeek
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Syraquse

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

11-26-2013 03:35:26 | More by Syraquse
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BodiesLexus

New York

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

11-25-2013 03:25:54 | More by BodiesLexus
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lovindahops

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

11-24-2013 21:46:49 | More by lovindahops
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

11-21-2013 01:49:15 | More by acurtis
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15%

11-21-2013 00:29:13 | More by djrn2
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watermelon

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -1.4%

12 oz bottle poured into a Nonic pint glass. Date on bottle says best by March/31/2014

A: Body is a dark brown almost black with no light penetrating through. Pour resulted in a Foamy 3 finger dark khaki head that left tons of lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Light hints of chocolate. Pretty weak in the nose.

T: Smoked malts with a good bit of hop bitterness.

M: Pretty thin for a porter, goes down easy, and has little carbonation leaves a nice feeling on the teeth.

O: This is alright. I wasn't blown away by it. Looks amazing but the nose taste and mouthfeel were all lacking.

11-20-2013 19:30:03 | More by watermelon
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cyclonece09

Maryland

3.6/5  rDev +2%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours brownish black with a nice slightly off white head. Smells of coffee and slight chocolate. Tastes of coffee and dark roasted grain a little watery. Beer is drinkable light body goes down nice. Overall an above average beer.

11-20-2013 01:12:58 | More by cyclonece09
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stella77artois

New York

2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

11-19-2013 15:49:02 | More by stella77artois
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

11-19-2013 01:59:31 | More by ChipMurray
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

11-17-2013 23:07:16 | More by JamieDuncan
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ale207

Maine

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

11-17-2013 02:36:01 | More by ale207
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MichaelProcton

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

11-14-2013 05:56:51 | More by MichaelProcton
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Daddy_bone1

New York

5/5  rDev +41.6%

11-10-2013 18:01:38 | More by Daddy_bone1
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williahd

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

11-10-2013 00:23:16 | More by williahd
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GennyCreamAle

New York

4/5  rDev +13.3%

11-09-2013 02:57:19 | More by GennyCreamAle
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plinythederek

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

11-08-2013 00:55:41 | More by plinythederek
Saranac 4059' Porter from Matt Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.