Saranac 4059' Porter | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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Saranac 4059' PorterSaranac 4059' Porter
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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Photo of TheWapakian
2.16/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Smell: Hint of coffee and old library books
Taste: Hint of malt up front followed a boozy / metallic finish

If you love Guinness stout you may like this one. The sad thing is that the follow-up beer burps were more tasty than the beer itself. I don't think I will pick this one up again unless it is part of a sampler pack.

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2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

Photo of mikeg67
2.4/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle from a verity pack. Pours black with a long-lived off-white head. Aroma is of bready and toasted malt, hints of vanilla and chocolate. Body is full and smooth. Taste is minerals, paper, some roasted malt and earthy hops. Finish is long and unpleasant. I’m never buying Saranac again. Nice drain pour.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.46/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a nonical pint glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are below average on account of the brewery.

Served straight from the fridge and side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 4+ finger head of khaki-tan colour, nice cream and thickness, and good retention - though it seems overcarbonated. Body colour is a dark amber-black. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Nontransparent; opaque.

Sm: Dark malts, slight artificial hints of roast, and stale biscuit malt. Dark cocoa notes. I guess a bit of coffee is detectable. Simple, boring, and bland. An average strength aroma. Underwhelming for a porter.

T: Artificial roast alongside some underwhelming slightly stale dark malts and chocolate malts, with a bit of cocoa. Middling balance. Lazy build for the style. Flavour depth is low. Duration and intensity of flavour are about average. Simple as a porter can be. Very boring and bland. No yeast character, hop character, or alcohol comes through. Why brew this?

Mf: Smooth, wet, and thin. Undercarbonated. Too thick. Poor palate presentation. Okay body.

Dr: Drinkable but forgettable and disappointing. Another crappy brew from Saranac/Matt. I wouldn't trifle with this again. I'll have no trouble finishing the bottle, and it's not so awful you couldn't cook with it.

D+

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2.48/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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2.6/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Never met a porter i didn't really love..

Until today.

Poured a nice 2 finger foamy head with light ring lacing..

Strange nose.. Mild, undefinative.. Coffee, and also something dry and peppery.

Malts up front followed a boozy,metallic finish.. I would need to be at the altitude advertised on this bottle or high as a kite to enjoy this.. Damn, what a dissapointing craft pack.. This is beer #4.. 2 to go

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of JMB22
2.8/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Out of a variety pack poured into a pint glass...

Overall this is not terrible, but not really up to what I've come to expect from FX Matt

It felt a bit on the carbonated side for a Porter. The head was quite nice but didn't last too long. The glass was nicely laced t the end though. It feels a little light for a porter, but tastes like a porter. I guess what I'm trying to say is I'm a bit confused on this one and have mixed emotions. Bottom line, don't be afraid of it in a mix pack. I intend to give this another try, and will update this if necessary.

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Photo of devilben02
2.91/5  rDev -18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours from the bottle with a rich, opaque, dark-chocolate brown color, with a sufficient foamy, sand-colored head. The aroma presents milk chocolate, some oaty grains, and a little bit of vanilla. In contrast, however, the flavor is the liquid equivalent to burnt toast, with a grainy, assertive bitterness. There is also some of the chocolate from the aroma (albeit not as pronounced), but there is not enough to counter the over-roasted bitter character. The texture helps, with a medium body and fine but soft carbonation. In the end, though, even if the goal was to make a smack-you-in-the-face robust porter, there is just too much of the over-roasted character to be enjoyable.

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2.93/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.98/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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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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