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Saranac 4059' Porter - Matt Brewing Company

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217 Ratings
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Ratings: 217
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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3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
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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3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.1/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

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3.13/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

Saranac 4059' Porter from Matt Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.