Saranac S'More Porter | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

Saranac S'More PorterSaranac S'More Porter
BA SCORE
69.5%
Liked This Beer
3.86 w/ 174 ratings
Saranac S'More PorterSaranac S'More Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
New York, United States
saranac.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This porter tastes like chocolate, marshmallow, and graham cracker. It's brewed with a blend of caramel, biscuit, brown, and roasted malts and aged with chocolate and vanilla.

Added by kell50 on 12-22-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,742
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
174
Liked:
121
Avg:
3.86/5
pDev:
12.69%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
37
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 174 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of sharp315
4.42/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of alexsergio
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hkyplyr73
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of djrn2
3.04/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of monkeybeerbelly
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StrangerTides
3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ardeer
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Walleybeer
4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of plowe70
4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmorris15
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MasterRigger
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of craigbelly
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spinrsx
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle from cjs potsdam ny for $2. Pretty decent, definitely tastes like smores.

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Photo of greencovesteve
4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a dark brown, almost black body, mostly opaque, with a fat, rocky tan head, very sticky and persistent, and a ton of lacing, both large and small bubbles.

S - A strong hit of vanilla, a hint of chocolate, sweet caramel and graham cracker crust. Strongly reminiscent of the namesake.

T - The mix does not quite gel. The vanilla tastes more like extract, and is dialed way too far forward. The chocolate is backgrounded and reminds me less of a bar than cocoa powder. The middle does introduce caramel and graham cracker notes, but the close turns a bit acidic and harsh, with a strange smoky note.

M - Acidic and strangely sticky and cloying.

O - This is close in some ways, off in others. Bigger chocolate would help, as would less smokiness in the close. The stickiness in the feel is not welcome - it does not add to the experience, even if it is part of the fun for a real s'more. This is not my thing.

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Photo of lovindahops
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of barczar
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is chocolate and vanilla laden, giving the impression of marshmallow (albeit overpowering), with enough toasted malt and roast to counter the extreme sweetness. There's a hint of ginger adding depth.

Flavor is more chocolatey, not nearly as sweet, with deep toasted, nutty notes that linger into the roasty, dry finish. Vanilla dominates the aftertaste. Good representation of what it's intended to be. Could be better with less vanilla and a hint of sweetness in flavor.

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Photo of dag1991
4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbrauneis
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear very dark brown in color (approaching but not quite black) with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation and faint dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a thin (just about quarter finger tall) sudsy foamy dark tan head that quickly reduces to a couple of small patches of very thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of vanilla marshmallow + toasted graham cracker over the top of light to moderate aromas of chocolate and caramel malts.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of toasted and cracker malts with a lighter presence of caramel malts. There is a moderate flavor of toasted graham crackers as well. That is followed by moderate flavor of milk chocolate and strong flavor of vanilla marshmallow with a moderate to strong amount of sweetness. Overall there is a residual sweetness present.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin.

O: The flavors and aromas were spot on for a S'Mores porter but there was something lacking in the mouthfeel - almost seemed a little thin and flat (almost like a poorly sealed growler though this was a bottle purchased at a grocery store). Don't think I will be grabbing this one again but it is really good smelling.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FreshButterbeer
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of socon67
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thoglund
2.41/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of woodchip
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Saranac S'More Porter from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
Beer rating: 69.5% out of 100 with 174 ratings
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