Thursday, October 29, 2009

Saranac Caramel Porter

I picked up a case of the “12 Beers A Falling” from Saranac and opened up the Caramel Porter first. The beer has a dark brown color with a tan lofty head. There is a very powerful aroma with caramel and sugar hints. The smell is very similar to a caramel candy or ice cream topping. The taste is sweet with caramel accents and nutty undertone, but not too sweet. The beer finishes a little dry and bitter from the hops, which makes it more beer-like than candy-like. The alcohol content is 5.4% ABV. I was a little worried about this beer from the smell, as it is very sweet and overpowering, but the all-around flavor of the beer is outstanding and it drinks more like a porter than candy.

1 comment:

  1. Jeff,

    This is Ryan and I work with Saranac. Just wanted to leave a comment and say thanks for reviewing our beers. I'm really glad you liked the Caramel Porter (it's one of my favorites as well). If you ever want any more information about our beers, just drop us a line on Facebook, Twitter ( @saranacbrewery ) or leave a comment on our blog at

    Thanks again for the reviews!