We’ve seen an onslaught of funky, unconventional beer flavors pop up over the past few years, including: chocolate peanut butter , Sriracha, carrot cake, and even maple bacon doughnut. With the contingent of those who prefer their beer to taste like anything other than beer growing by the day, Saranac decided to join the party with their S’More Porter. While the tasty morsel on the bottle is certainly inviting, I have to wonder what kind of witchcraft was employed to make a porter taste like a s’more. I must find out…
This porter pours a rich, dark brown with a silky, beige head that leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass as it dissipates. The aroma clearly exhibits the s’more attributes that you would expect: chocolate, graham cracker, cream, and vanilla. The scent is similar to leftover milk from a bowl of chocolate puff cereal.
The flavor profile begins with malty graham cracker and chocolate before transitioning into unexpected hop citrus and bitterness. Vanilla and marshmallow follow with a finish comprised of caramel and a lingering bitterness. The body is lightened by a generous amount of carbonation.
The S’more Porter by Saranac does an admirable job of capturing the essence of this campfire treat in liquid form. While the flavor deviates from the expectation by going heavy on the hops, the overall package is undoubtedly s’more. For me, this falls into the “try at least once and break out for special cases” category. However, s’more enthusiasts will be left wanting s’more. And with that overused s’more pun, I’m out! *Mic Drop*
- Appearance: Dark Brown / Silky, Beige Head
- Aroma: Chocolate, Graham Cracker, Cream, Vanilla
- Flavor: Graham Cracker, Chocolate, Citrus, Vanilla, Marshmallow, Caramel, Lingering Bitterness
- Mouthfeel: Medium Minus, Moderate Carbonation
- ABV: 6.2%