Saranac Caramel 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: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-05-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,881
Reviews:
459
Ratings:
812
pDev:
21.84%
Bros Score:
2.71
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
96
Trade:
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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gutterpunktarzan
4.23/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Really good offering from saranac. I purchase at least a 6 pack every year. I'm not sure why some reviewers would buy this if they don't like the caramel flavor.

It has a nice light roast flavor with some sweet caramel after taste. Lots of caramel flavor as others have stated. More of a desert beer for me, one and done. But I still go back to it every year!

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Photo of MasterRigger
3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Balderayne
3.17/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sk8sean86
3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jlindros
3.03/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light fizzy head that fades semi quickly, super dark molasses brown color.

Nose biscuity toffee, big fake caramel, syrupy sugar, molasses like, little dark toasty malt, imitation vanilla.
Taste brings more fake caramel and imitation vanilla, cola syrup a Mr Pib like cola, sweet syrup and little biscuit malt, toasted brown malt. Sticky syrupy finish, more imitation caramel and cola syrup.

Mouth is med bod, lighter carb.

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Photo of Odysseyalien
3.31/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brew_42
3.2/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown with a tan head

Smells good. Caramel and malts. A little butterscotch.

Taste follows the nose but not with as much intensity as one might hope. Also a hint of Apple that I didn't pick up on the nose.

Medium body.

Not a great beer.

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Photo of tuowl74a
4/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chinaskifan1
3.51/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of koneill1976
4.11/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ShepardCommander
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Almasi_
4.19/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rmckeon
3.89/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Santiagocpr
3.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zylod
3.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of raindog814
3.14/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of josansbury6
3.86/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pilsner glass.
Good dark brown to blackish color. Formed a nice brown head.
Don't remember much in terms of a distinctive smell.
Tasted malty and sweet.
Went down smooth.
Overall not a stand out beer but a good Porter none the less.

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Photo of smithj4
3.43/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jrob21
2.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of wanderluster11
2.6/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeff1973
3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of skriv
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Saranac Caramel Porter from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
Beer rating: 3.16 out of 5 with 812 ratings