Saranac Caramel Porter - Matt Brewing Company
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2.6/5 rDev -16.7%
Tasted On: 12-15-2013
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Shaker pint
Purchased: 6-pack from Frugal MacDoogal, Nashville
Appearance: Color is dark brown and looks like a cola. The head is a good size, off-white in color, with good lacing and retention.
Smell: Candy-like and sweet, with vanilla, caramel and raisins.
Taste: Malty and sweet, with no hop bitterness. I get some type of vegetable-like off flavors. The vanilla tastes fake as well, so overall not a great taste experience.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with average carbonation. The finish has roasted grains for some bitterness, plus sweetness from the malts and additives.
Overall: This beer was not a hit with me -- there were some off-flavors in the taste and the additives just made it taste like imitation flavors.
12-16-2013 04:31:52 | More by sommersb
3.35/5 rDev +7.4%
Pours a deep clear nut brown, light yellowish film for a head.
Smells of biscuits and caramel with a light vanilla element.
Biscuit malts with a light brown sugar and caramel flavor, some vanilla and cocoa.
Medium body with coarse tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.
A fairly average porter, decent flavor but disappointing body. Worth trying but probably not worth going out of your way to find. There are plenty of better porters.
12-13-2013 02:18:34 | More by Cylinsier
Saranac Caramel Porter from Matt Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 668 ratings.