Saranac Irish Stout | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

Saranac Irish StoutSaranac Irish Stout
BA SCORE
45.1%
Liked This Beer
3.62 w/ 206 ratings
Saranac Irish StoutSaranac Irish Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,779
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
206
Liked:
93
Avg:
3.62/5
pDev:
11.33%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 206 |  Reviews: 110
Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow, an American beer company that actually gets the Irish Stout tradition of Malty flavor, heavy in the mouth, a stint of bitter chocolate on the tongue while yet making it refreshing and not a mere copy of Guinness and Murphy's. A must have for all Irish Stout lovers.

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Photo of Anacross
3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brian_L-2056
3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Definitely pours a dark brown color with a small off white color head. Can't really see into it to check for carbonation. Head dissipates rather quickly. The smell doesn't really have much to offer. The initial taste is slightly sweet with a carbonated feel with hints of black coffee. Finishes kind of dry. Definitely a smooth drinking stout but appears to be kind of "in the middle of the road" when compared to others, but again very drinkable.

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Photo of dirtyharry2489
4.17/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bitburger
3.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thebeers
3.42/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Garner-tinted black with a finger of thick tan head.

Dry, mildly chocolatey, roasty malts poke through in a carbon dioxide heavy aroma.

The taste is moderately sweet, and pretty light, otherwise following the nose with roasted malts and a kiss of chocolate, with the carbonation coming on fairly strong -- although not to the point of being flawed. Pretty clean finish.

Thin bodied, again, with strong carbonation.

It's a pretty middle of the road Irish Stout. Maybe a tad subpar.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Icemann383
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Amateurbrewmaster
4.07/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got it out of Saranac Irish Pack. Poured into a Sauvin Beer Glass
Look: Dark, but not black with a chocolaty head
Aroma: Coffee, dark roasted malts and a touch of chocolate
Taste: Much more coffee and chocolate. Not too dry.
Feel: A little bit thin. More like a porter. More carbonation than others in the style
Overall: Delicious stout. Not as dry as a Guinness, not too bitter. One I'd recommend to someone trying to get in to the style. Will buy again

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Photo of utopiajane
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color is black with a luscious tan head of foam that lasts and clings in sheets as you drink and then leaves spots. As it catches the light it catches your eye and you notice ruby glints from deep within. Nose is roasty malt. It seems to backed by a kind of sweet softness from hops but you cannot make too much mention of them on the nose. I think they can make a beer smell fresh even when you can't really smell too much of them. Coffee, hearty earth and light cocoa powder. Drinks smoothly. Round creamy and fullish. It's not really as full as a heavier beer as it is only 5.5 percent but it gives that satisfaction in the drink. The malts are blackened and you can just taste their bitter edge but no real astringency or harshness. As this finishes the hops show you a sweet moment from their herbal and plenty of malt. The secondary malt flavors add a bit of complexity as this finishes with moderate carbonation and just enough hop bitterness to show you all that creamy malt one last time. Coffee, bitter chocolate and earth. This is right out of the old bjcp and it fits this beer to a tee! - "For the high hop bitterness and significant proportion of dark grains present, this beer is remarkably smooth. "

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Photo of Walleybeer
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of digitalflood
4.12/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HermitDan
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Urk1127
3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of madelf66
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zylod
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Damian74
3.37/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jzlyo
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Phigg1102
3.2/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of maketheheartglad
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of jaswilson2
2.48/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of misternebbie
2.56/5  rDev -29.3%

Photo of GameOfBeers
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%

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Saranac Irish Stout from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
Beer rating: 45.1% out of 100 with 206 ratings
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