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Saranac Caramel Porter - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Caramel PorterSaranac Caramel Porter

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669 Ratings

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Ratings: 669
Reviews: 433
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 22.76%
Wants: 6
Gots: 15 | 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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4/5  rDev +28.2%

speedball33, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

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.

WhiteHillsStore, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of timmy2b
4.25/5  rDev +36.2%

timmy2b, Jul 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +36.2%

AndyBSound, Jul 15, 2014
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2/5  rDev -35.9%

olinwp, Jul 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

mmmbeerNY, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of Wortman1998
3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

Wortman1998, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of wvbrewcrew
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

wvbrewcrew, Jun 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +36.2%

BcOneSeven, Jun 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

sebaastionb, May 24, 2014
Photo of Uncledoobz
2.25/5  rDev -27.9%

Uncledoobz, May 04, 2014
Photo of ramrod666
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

ramrod666, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of Foyle
2.45/5  rDev -21.5%

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.

Foyle, Apr 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

Colin77, Apr 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

pagardner, Apr 18, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

AMCimpi, Apr 17, 2014
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4.65/5  rDev +49%

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.

kbuldier, Apr 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

bismarksays, Mar 28, 2014
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2.98/5  rDev -4.5%

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.

GreesyFizeek, Mar 09, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -59.9%

Nlawrence301, Feb 28, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

Trapipa, Feb 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

j0hnc2468, Feb 21, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

bryc9194, Feb 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

kell50, Feb 15, 2014
Saranac Caramel Porter from Matt Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 669 ratings.