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Saranac 4059' Porter - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac 4059' PorterSaranac 4059' Porter

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233 Ratings
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Ratings: 233
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 2
Gots: 17 | 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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best before 3/31/14.

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.

Photo of joeland
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of TeamMathis
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Cola. Minimal tan lace remains.
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.

Photo of crytion
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of devilben02
2.91/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

Photo of Johnroby
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of dpgoblejr
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of spinrsx
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of maketheheartglad
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Dodt
3.13/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

cola colored with a nice thick rich head that the lacing that clings to the glass. coffee is the stronger presents in this beer that can over shadow the malts . the smell is a bit of chocolate and coffee. the bitterness for me is nice .can't wait to review the remaining beers in this seasonal pack

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of ItalianPisces84
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Saranac 4059' Porter from Matt Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 233 ratings.