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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

731 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 731
Reviews: 448
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 22.04%
Wants: 10
Gots: 48 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-05-2001

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Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.49/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.55/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of snowmageddon
2.83/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of alyssa1224
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Antc2382
3.43/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It's actually pretty well balanced. I don't get a ton of caramel in it. To be honest, it's too carbonated in the mouthfeel for the style. It has a rich taste, but the problem is the mouthfeel is not smooth enough. Decent beer though, it's drinkable

Photo of mbratt93
3.17/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of misternebbie
2.68/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.25

Photo of andrewswiden
3.94/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great flavor. Candy apple hint. Porter finish.

Photo of wattersmike90
3.56/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of matty
3.61/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Overall pretty good and flavorful.

Photo of AMCPhD
2.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of pjkelley82
3.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nothing horrible and there are a lot worse examples of beer than this one. One member said it should be a brown ale, couldn't agree more. It's okay, not something the craft aficionados would go Gaga over but something to bring to a party and others will enjoy.

Photo of shanegatter
2.64/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

It looks like a flat cola, and smells and tastes like it has gone bad

Photo of chucksim
3.46/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beejay
2.59/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a rich brown, in the glass it is near black with a deep tan colored head.

S: Caramel.. sure is a lot of it. Smells a little on the fake side.

T: Meh. Could be a decent porter, but tastes like a bunch of sugar substitute caramel flavor was added.

M: Medium light in body, but with a syrup like feel. Carbonation is medium , and there is a certain amount of cling to the body.

O: I could see this appeasing the masses, but for me it misses the mark. Seems artificially sweet, and cloying. I simply don't think I can finish this.

Photo of wollefdoogylloj
3.02/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of vfgccp
2.01/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Abbreviated review: Simply isn't a porter. Should probably be called a brown ale, but still wouldn't be a great beer, just more aptly named.

Photo of Buzogine
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

To be honest I like it

Photo of poohbearzeccola
3.51/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of charlesjwinkler
2.77/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of A_Frayed_Knot
2.9/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

My first Saranac in a long time, there's been too many others to enjoy! From the bottle poured a cola-color with very light lace skimming the surface. The caramel has nowhere to hide, I might have confused myself with procuring candy for Halloween not porter as a mix sixer for New Year's. Complements the malt but risks overwhelming it too. Not really in disagreement with my palate but not likely a repeat purchase. Will be interesting to compare to another in the mix-six I selected purely by accident, Shiner's "Birthday Beer" a chocolate stout. Luckily accident though since I'll be spending 12/31/14 at a party hosted by a New Year's baby, hope his sweet tooth is in gear for that as mine was for the Saranac.

Photo of kmeinel
4/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice flavor, but prefer a heartier porter.

Photo of h4ger
3.46/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RHB33
4.08/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I don't care about your error message. I like this beer, doesn't matter to me that others rated it lower. :-P

Photo of NoProblem
3.12/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Saranac Caramel Porter from Matt Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 731 ratings.