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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

674 Ratings
THE BROS
63
poor

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Ratings: 674
Reviews: 433
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 22.76%
Wants: 7
Gots: 18 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

sketchyhoodie, Jan 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

CB_Crowe, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of hosehead83
3.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Dark brown with some ruby highlights-big head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Toasted malt, caramel
Taste-Faint roasted barley, caramel, toasted malt, nutty. A bit light-bodied and the flavors don't blow your doors off, but overall a decent, innofensive, affordable brew.

hosehead83, Jan 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +28.2%

jjd315, Jan 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

paulhargus, Jan 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

jaydoc, Jan 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

Rojada1988, Dec 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

circus_cat, Dec 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

walterkitty, Dec 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +36.2%

ryker47, Dec 27, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

v161, Dec 27, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -27.9%

BrunoH, Dec 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

aqualung23, Dec 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

bostonryan, Dec 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

chooch5, Dec 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

Evarigan, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of sommersb
2.6/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

sommersb, Dec 16, 2013
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3.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz.

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.

Cylinsier, Dec 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Ladyfortuna, Dec 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

mrchrisray, Dec 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

AngusOg, Dec 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Swift989, Dec 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

sirsteve42, Dec 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

CaptDavyJones, Dec 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

gwiedman1, Dec 01, 2013
Saranac Caramel Porter from Matt Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 674 ratings.