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Saranac Caramel Porter - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Caramel PorterSaranac Caramel Porter

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BA SCORE
72
okay

660 Ratings
THE BROS
63
poor

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Ratings: 660
Reviews: 433
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 22.76%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-05-2001)
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Reviews by JOaikido:
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JOaikido

Quebec (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Good beige head. Dark brown colour (no cloudiness). Leaves some lacing.

S- Caramel, notes of cinnamon.

T- Caramel sweetness up front but balanced by a nice little bitter finish. A little too sweet overall.

MF- Medium-thick body. Sticky sugariness.

O- Good as a sweet, end of day "dessert" beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 01:44:31 | More by JOaikido
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tviz33

New York

3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-30-2014 03:18:57 | More by tviz33
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cavemanlawyer1999

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -3.8%

07-29-2014 05:02:28 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
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speedball33

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +28.2%

07-23-2014 17:21:08 | More by speedball33
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WhiteHillsStore

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I seem to like this beer a lot more than other people. The appearance is a nice dark hazel or brown with a nice head. The smell is sweet with a lot of the caramel as well as toasted scents from the malt. The taste is delicious with a full beginning with the toasted malt flavor and then ends on the sweet caramel. The only problem I had was it is a little thin for a porter. I might have nostalgia glasses on, but I still love this beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 16:29:22 | More by WhiteHillsStore
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timmy2b

New York

4.25/5  rDev +36.2%

07-20-2014 03:50:32 | More by timmy2b
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4.25/5  rDev +36.2%

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olinwp

Delaware

2/5  rDev -35.9%

07-06-2014 17:02:56 | More by olinwp
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mmmbeerNY

New York

3/5  rDev -3.8%

06-27-2014 03:06:52 | More by mmmbeerNY
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

06-25-2014 18:02:40 | More by Wortman1998
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wvbrewcrew

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

06-22-2014 19:44:30 | More by wvbrewcrew
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BcOneSeven

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +36.2%

06-04-2014 01:23:19 | More by BcOneSeven
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sebaastionb

Virginia

3/5  rDev -3.8%

05-24-2014 15:47:32 | More by sebaastionb
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Uncledoobz

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -27.9%

05-04-2014 02:15:05 | More by Uncledoobz
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

04-29-2014 17:55:14 | More by ramrod666
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Foyle

Wyoming

2.45/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a fluffy 2” off white head recedes slowly leaving faint lacing. Color is deep ruby red but mostly opaque, moderate carbonation bubbles visible.
Aroma: if you like caramel you should love the smell of this beer. Aroma is exactly like Brach’s caramel cubes with some toasted barley malt and earthy hop in the background.
Mouthfeel: Fairly light and watery, especially for the style. Finish is dry.
Flavor: caramel dominates along with licorice, toasted bread, mild hop presence
Overall: This is a good beer. Not outstanding but nothing here really excites me. Most memorable aspect is the caramel which I have never found more intense in any other beer. I love caramel, but in this beer it could use a little balance.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 01:25:53 | More by Foyle
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Colin77

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -3.8%

04-24-2014 22:58:16 | More by Colin77
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pagardner

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

04-18-2014 00:50:59 | More by pagardner
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AMCimpi

New York

2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

04-17-2014 18:01:18 | More by AMCimpi
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kbuldier

New York

4.65/5  rDev +49%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Loved this beer! It has an amazing taste, look and feel to it. The malty caramel combo was perfect, especially during the winter. Plus the buzz I got from it was pretty nice. Definitely would have this again. It isn't available all year around so I plan on stocking up once it comes back.

Serving type: bottle

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bismarksays

Iowa

3/5  rDev -3.8%

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GreesyFizeek

New York

2.98/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

On tap at Marshall Street Bar and Grill. Have heard bad things about this one, but it was on special for 2.50 a pint, so figured it was now or never.

Pours a dark brown, almost black. No real head to speak of. No lacing, either.

Tastes palatable for about 3-4 oz, then gets weird and bad. Tastes like some sort of caramel extract you'd put into coffee. Overly sugary and cloying, making it a chore to get this one down.

The mouthfeel was boring. The body was thin, with low carbonation.

Not suggested unless you can get it for super cheap.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2014 06:23:08 | More by GreesyFizeek
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Nlawrence301

Maryland

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New York

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Saranac Caramel Porter from Matt Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 660 ratings.