Take porters and stouts for example. I always considered them heavy beers with strong flavor. This is true and yet it's not. They certainly can drink like a meal but they can also spin an intricate web of subtle flavors that combine to make for a truly pleasurable drinking experience.
Saranac Caramel Porter . . . brewed by Matt Brewing Company is just a such a beer. This 127 year old brewery located in the heart of the Adirondacks created a perfectly delicious porter.
The caramel aroma and flavor are unmistakable and, yet, it is not an overly sweet beer. Due to it's low carbonation, it pours with a light frothy head that dissipates quickly. It has a soft mouth feel . . . very smooth. Along with the caramel, there is a roasted malt flavor that finished slightly bitter . . . a nice balance of complex flavors.
A medium-ish alcohol content . . . 5.4% ABV . . . makes this a nice beer that you can enjoy a few over a couple hours and not be slammed.
All-in-all a very good beer. Two-thumbs up!
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