I know I say this a lot, but it’s true. I’m “hit-or-miss” with Saranac brews. Mostly because it’s a lot of IPAs and if I’m going to have an IPA, then it’s going to be a good one (yes, there are some) and a lot of times with Saranac, they’re not. But, because I’m a second (and dozens) chance kind of guy, let’s try something else, right on?
I don’t know anything about this beer other than I’ve never had it. I’m not even a fan of s’mores. I like all the ingredients: chocolate, marshmallow, graham crackers. I just don’t like it all hot and melty. I’d just as soon have marshmallows “raw” out of the bag; chocolate in solid form, by itself and grahams I like better with peanut butter. Everything is better with peanut butter. But, I do love porters and I’m hoping this one isn’t a bust. I know Caitlin doesn’t like stuff like that and is a hop queen but we have a special guest on the show tonight that I know also is “hopped out” on hops and I’ve waited a year for him to be (back) on the show, I’m not serving an IPA for that.
BeerAdvocate has it at 86 (Very Good) with no Bros. Score. Untappd has it at 3.72 caps out of 5. RateBeer has it at 85 Overall and 82 in style.It’s 6.2% ABV. Those ratings make me feel at least decent about the drinkability of the beer.
Have you had it? What did you think? If you haven’t had it or just have a hankering for more, well head to City Beverage and get your sixer. Tell them it’s the beer of the week and get 5% off your order. Then, tune in late tonight or tomorrow to hear what Caitlin, Danielle, Eugene (yes, that Eugene) and I think about it.
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“Combining the flavors of a porter and campfire s’more, this beer is brewed with a blend of caramel, biscuit, brown, and roasted malts and is then aged with chocolate and vanilla. The result is a rich and decadent beer with the flavor of milk-chocolate, marshmallow, and toasty graham cracker. Just like the real thing.” – Saranac