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:
#34,682
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
206
Liked:
93
Avg:
3.62/5
pDev:
11.33%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 206 |  Reviews: 110
Photo of dank203
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured into mug . pours dark and thick looking. nice amount of head that fades quickly. light caramel aroma with chocolate and booze. flavor has a bit of bacon, ashy, a little hoppy, a bit of a wet finish. has a nice bite to it . its a bit harsh with alcohol burn for such a low percentage

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Photo of lic217
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of ShepardCommander
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of 1BadblueSS
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of rcatalano
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.98/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a very dark red color. The head is a one finger khaki shade; it doesn't feature the creamiest texture in the style (then again, it doesn't dick around with nitro-can hobnobbery) or the best retention. It does seem to leave a decent amount of lacing on the glass, at least.

S: This has a healthy background of roast, along side some underlying cream. There are also hints of chocolate and piny hops. This hits all the criterion for an Irish-style stout acceptably, but without the extra 'zing' to make it great.

T: From the get-go, this has a strong roast background. It's roasty to the point of being charry, even. Thankfully, I like a good charred-to-fuck stout, so I'm enjoying this a bit. Like a lot of Saranac brews seemingly, it's dry to the point of being boring. No offensive notes to be found, though.

M: This is quite dry and well carbonated. Hell, it's even kind of watery. Ergo, drinkability is through the roof here.

O: A great dry stout should be dry AND substantial...this is just dry. As a Guinness alternative, this is solid; as an alternative to other craft stouts, this comes up short.

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Photo of rorjets
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Didier
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Cooker_stp
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a straight pint glass, color is dark brown to black, head is light tan, very frothy and laces well.

Smell is pretty sweet a dry stout, lighter roast and coffee notes.

Taste is similar to scent, light roast, solid chocolate and light toffee leading to a sweeter flavor profile than many irish dry stouts.

Mouthfeel is a little dryer, than taste and sweetness would lead to expect, but too much so for a dry stout

Overall, it is a tasty brew, but seems more of cross between dry stout and american stout.

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Photo of mpalestino
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of TonyY
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of rxthree
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of petermethot
2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of barczar
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear deep brown with a dense, frothy two inch cappuccino head that dissipates slowly, leaving thick sheets of lacing.

Caramel, toasted nuts, and roast malt form the initial aroma. Notes of chocolate and coffee are subtle.

Flavor follows suit, with roast malt fruitiness segueing into a toasted malt backbone, finishing dry and fairly roasty. There's a coffee bitterness that lingers in the aftertaste.

Body is smooth and creamy, a touch full, with minimal carbonation. There's a bit of astringency present.

A fairly dry, roasty beer, with lots of malt dominance. There's a bit of an acrid character that is a touch offputting.

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Photo of Johnnyv310
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of nebula1999
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of ZEB89
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of yaksurf
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of sackboy
3/5  rDev -17.1%

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