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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

658 Ratings
THE BROS
63
poor

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Ratings: 658
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 pbrian:
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pbrian

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Three cheers to Saranac to have the balls to brew stuff like this, but it's not exactly someting you want more than one of (maybe that's why they only put them in their mixed twelve packs). I neither love it nor hate it. It just is what it is, and it's not bad at that. Got it?

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2001 11:49:54 | More by pbrian
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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%

07-15-2014 19:56:16 | More by AndyBSound
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Delaware

2/5  rDev -35.9%

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

3/5  rDev -3.8%

06-27-2014 03:06:52 | More by mmmbeerNY
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Wortman1998

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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New York

2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

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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

04-04-2014 18:31:57 | More by kbuldier
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bismarksays

Iowa

3/5  rDev -3.8%

03-28-2014 19:45:28 | More by bismarksays
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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

1.25/5  rDev -59.9%

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Pennsylvania

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j0hnc2468

New York

3/5  rDev -3.8%

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bryc9194

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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kell50

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -3.8%

02-15-2014 04:42:46 | More by kell50
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Saranac Caramel Porter from Matt Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 658 ratings.