Saranac Maple Porter | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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Saranac Maple PorterSaranac Maple Porter

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

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-07-2009

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3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a mug, the appearance was a stiff murky dark brown color with a cap of a semi-foamy to fizzy white head that slid off fairly quick. Not much lace.
The aroma had some sweet maple syrup softening with some sweet biscuits, a dark roasty coffee and a dark chocolate nib-like sweetness on the back end.
The flavor was semi-sweet with some dark chocolate nib bitterness playing with some earthiness and the maple syrup. Pretty nice balance for the most part. All seemed to come together and add an ever so slight touch of vanilla extract in the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied as it seemed to sit just a touch under with a fair sessionability about it. Maple syrup wasn't cloying which is nice since many brewers tend to overdo the maple syrup in a fair amount of beers. Carbonation felt on par. ABV felt appropriate. Nice smooth maple sweet finish.
Overall, one of the better well constructed maple added porters on the market and another better offering by Saranac.

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4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.85/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of someoneintheroad
4.13/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this beer with the Saranac winter mix. Really loved the strong, but not overpowering maple flavor with the slight bitterness of this winter beer. I would have really liked to have seen Saranac continue making this one. Great for enjoying on cold nights.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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1/5  rDev -72.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark brown, but not quite black. Thin layer of white foam, it almost looks like a Coca-Cola. Lacing is pretty strong (white spots, not streaky).

S: Dark malt and caramel. Strong coffee notes. A vague hint of cream or vanilla.

T: Perhaps a hint of bourbon. Strong malt, some coffee bitterness but not too overwhelming. Maple comes through at the end. The sweetness is too artificial in flavor.

M: The maple flavor makes it nice and smooth.

O: Heavy in the stomach, but smooth on the palate. Drinakble, but there are better porters out there.

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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Saranac Maple Porter from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 119 ratings
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