Saranac 4059' Porter | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Standing 4059' above sea level, one of the Adirondack high peaks, Porter Mountain, is the inspiration for our 4059' Porter that is full of roasted flavor. Brewed with English chocolate malt and English hops, you'll taste roasted coffee and chocolate flavors from the malt balanced with a slight hop bitterness. Whether you're up at 4059' or at sea level, this style will have your taste buds climbing with excitement!

42 IBU

Added by plaid75 on 10-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
274
Reviews:
63
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
12.11%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
32
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +40.8%

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4.92/5  rDev +38.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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4.48/5  rDev +26.2%

Photo of Miguel_W
4.43/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great porter. Smooth and flavorful. Easy drink with a wonderful aroma.

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Photo of billybob
4.29/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a one finger light tan head with a hazy lace coating and very dark brown in color. you can taste that roasted coffee and hints of chocolate slightly sweet and slightly bitter. good carbonation not weak or watery. nice porter I would buy again.

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Photo of Utica_Brew_Review
4.28/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Black opaque color with mild to no carbonation with decent head. Chocolate roasted malt aroma. Roasted coffee, little bit of chocolate, caramel, and malty flavor. This beer was garbage last year but this year this has improved ten fold. Taste is well balanced. Really good beer this time around. More chocolate in the finish. We'd love to have this on draft.

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4.26/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A great local porter, extremely dark brown color, notes of chocolate & coffee. Low ABV but great flavor. Would pick up again.

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.18/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz. Longneck bottle
A) Pours with a two finger head. Settles slowly leaving a sticky lacing on the sides. Opaque body.
S) Roasted grains. Hints of coffee. Yeasty.
T) Bold roasted malt notes upfront. Hints of molasses. Coffee. Chocolate. Pleasant characteristic hop bite in the finish.
M) Full body. Mellow carbonation. Dry and tannic in the finish.
O) A delicious porter. Well crafted and true to porter form. I'll be drinking another.

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4.17/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I want the golden ticket!

a: dark and opaque like a porter should be. cough star hill

s: roasted malt and a slight butterscotch smell

t: slightly smokey with a heavy malt sweetness

m: good lacing and heaviness. the flavor coats the mouth

o: a decent porter by a brewery that is very special to me. Saranac doesn't brew the worlds best beer but they were the first brewery that I discovered that introduced me to so many different styles. I will always come back... thanks again Saranac

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4.15/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ba Review #240
Served On: 12/05/2012
Glassware: DFH Chalice
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: Mar 31 - 2012

This was from the current '12 Beers of Winter' mixed pack.

Look: The pitch-black brew formed a nice 1 finger creamy tan head. Carbonation level was noticeably high along the sides of the glass. Some spotty lacing remained.

Smell: The roasted malts dominated the nose along with some hints of coffee bean and some unsweetened chocolate.

Taste: First up was a strong roasted character that lead into some chocolate and then a black-coffee bitterness. The roasted note seemed to return in the aftertaste. A faint sweetness did start to appear as the brew warmed.

This was a very solid porter from Matt. I have to say it is of slightly higher quality than many of their other offerings I've tried. There were no real signs of flavoring extracts or other artificial additives in this one.

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4.12/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured with a big, fluffy tan head. There's a great mocha aroma, with a little more ground coffee than dry chocolate. The barley is ideal for a tasty English porter, but the hops are a little more American with bigger bitterness and a little earthy citrus cutting through the malts. I also get some dark chocolate bar and toffee in the background. The body isn't too heavy, I wouldn't mind having a couple in the winter. But it's light enough that this could be a good year-round porter.

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Saranac 4059' Porter from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
3.55 out of 5 based on 274 ratings.
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