Saranac 4059' Porter | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

Saranac 4059' PorterSaranac 4059' Porter
BA SCORE
40.5%
Liked This Beer
3.57 w/ 274 ratings
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
Ranking:
#37,596
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
274
Liked:
111
Avg:
3.57/5
pDev:
12.04%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
32
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 274 |  Reviews: 63
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.12/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark brown with good clarity. Off white head forms and leaves some lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and dark bread. In the taste, nutty malts with some roasted qualities. Faint bakers chocolate and dry grain. Medium bodied feel but flavor is too bland and watery. Medium bodied, thin for the style. Overall, the flavor was fine but too watered down, stronger character could make this a winner.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spinrsx
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of RBorsato
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bluejacket74
3.69/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle with a best before date of March 31, 2014, one of my friends gave this to me last week. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with an inch tan head. Head retention is good, and there's a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like milk and bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, char, and some coffee. I think the taste is just like the aroma, but the roasty/char flavor is the strongest. Mouthfeel/body is light, it seems thin for a porter. With that being said, it is pretty easy to drink. Overall I liked this brew, it's a good roasty porter that hopefully I'll get to try fresher sometime.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
3.69/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrDemento456
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pretty nice pour, deep black with just a mild ruby color at the base of the glass. Head is lacking a bit just a mild lace ring, tan in color with sticky lacing.

S - Smells like a great porter. Mild chalky yeasts, mixing well with mild coffee and chocolate, Quite enjoyable.

T - Damn these guys make a good porter. Surprised me this was brewed by Saranac since most of their offerings are average. Smooth body, mild hops, roasty coffee, and some chocolate sweet finish. Not offensive in the slightest.

M - Medium bodied, slightly slick, and very drinkable.

Overall a smooth drinkable porter. Nothing to wow the extreme craft drinker but close to the style.

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Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of claspada
3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a fairly dark brown color with a small amount of foamy tan head that receded at an average pace leaving some spotty lacing.

Aromas begin with light amounts of dark chocolate malt and toffee. Then you get a little grainy maltiness and a metallic twang.

The tastes follow the nose with light amounts of dark roasted malts, cocoa, and toffee. Some fruity English esters emerge as well as some grainy pilsnery maltiness which comes across almost like cola.

The mouthfeel was on the light end of medium bodied with medium carbonation. The finish is clean, soft and on the drier end.

Overall this is not horrible but quite forgettable in a seas of American craft beers. I would much rather splurge the entra couple bucks and get a Fuller's London Porter if I wanted and English porter as that has a much more full flavor profile.

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Photo of GraduatedCashew
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucoli
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Brenden
3.57/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

"Porter" (medium) brown, this beer certainly plays the part in the look. A nicely dense, lasting head with a creamy thickness, remains one finger tall for a good time. Lacing is left in goodly amounts by means of fairly thick patches.
Chocolate malts are evident, and it's obvious from the lower sweetness and combination of earthiness, mild graininess, and light metallic notes that this is of the English persuasion. Chocolate comes out in notes of powder and a bit of a bittersweet edge. There's a solid toastiness underneath with a sturdy roast to it as well. Somewhere toward the middle some coffee grounds come through. The aroma and flavor match well; the major exception is an astringent bit of char in the finish.
The body is medium and starts creamy, but it thins out a bit too quickly. Crispness remains lightly all the way, but doesn't quite do enough to continue to build up the feel. It maintains enough smoothness to keep a touch of flow to it.

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Photo of bubseymour
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice light porter. A touch roasty, but overall its decent.

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Photo of ArtZan
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Treyliff
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

A- pours very dark brown, almost black. Bubbly and frothy light tan head reduces to a thin later that has good retention.

S- chocolaty with roasted notes, a bit of coffe with a finish of bitter hops.

T- sweet melted chocolate with a bit of toffee up front, smoky and roasted malt character mid-palate with a bit of charred wood, the finish continues with roasted notes and finishes with a sharp Englsh hop bitterness. Finish is dry and smoky.

M- light-medium body, low carbonation, slightly creamy mouthfeel but finishes a but slick. Mouthfeel seems a little light for a smoky porter.

O- lots of smoky notes in this one, almost reminded me of a Baltic porter. Good chocolate flavors and enough hops to balance it out. Pretty good!

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Photo of hophugger
3.21/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gmann
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown color with some ruby hues. The head is short with tight bubbles, quickly settled into a sparse cap.

The aroma has nice chocolate and cocoa notes. Some wood notes as well, perhaps a touch of vanilla.

The taste is of chocolate malts and light coffee. There is a bark like flavor that contributes a bunch of bitterness. Some lemony tea flavors bring in some brightness and gives the beer a traditional English porter flavor.

The feel is light and the carbonation is quite fizzy. Definitely light for the style and overcarbonated. I like my porters to have a smoother feel. The sweetness is balanced by an earthy bitterness, which then lingers way too long. Kind of a rough bitterness.

Overall, a good porter, nice surprise from Saranac.

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Photo of braican
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint. Nice brown with tan head. Coffee and chocolate aromas dominate this one. Very very nice smooth coffee malty flavor, some chocolate with an ever so slight hop presence. Very good porter and I love how they named this one after one of the High Peaks in the ADKs...and the first peak i bagged.

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Photo of beergoot
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep, dark brown body topped with a thick, clinging light tan head. Roasted dark grains, some chocolate and cocoa undertones, rich and malt-y aroma. Good roasted flavor, slight char, a bit of chocolate overtone; semi-sweet with a tinge of hop bittering. Medium bodied, semi-sweet feel.

A nice porter overall. Nothing mind-blowing or exceptional, yet tasty enough that I wouldn't hesitate to have another on down the road.

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Photo of Hootie159
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of socon67
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kell50
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of patre_tim
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Saranac 4059' Porter from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
Beer rating: 40.5% out of 100 with 274 ratings
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