Style: American Stout
Serving Style: Bottle
Glassware: Pint Glass
Drinking Establishment: Kerensa’s kitchen
Primary Consumer: Kerensa
Sight: Dark cola body. Full, thick foamy head filled with carbonation bubbles big and small. The head leaves a thick lacing on the glass.
Scent: There’s not much in here other than generic roasted malt smell. A little bit of toffee is noticeable after the beer sits for a few minutes.
Flavor: Overly bitter and burnt, with no other flavors to balance these antagonistic flavors.
Feel: The body is too thin and feels like watery, carbonated milk.
Concluding remarks: This is a toss away beer. I knew that going into it the review. Saranac has always been a purchase of frugality (this cost $1.25). There is nothing to note on the taste of this beer, other than it tastes like it hasn’t been brewed to completion. Whereas every other Stout I have tried has had a surreal balance of bitter and sweet; this guy is all bitter. I would absolutely never buy this again, and I certainly don’t recommend anyone else do so either. If someone hands you one at a bar, sure, it’s safe to drink. Unless you have some illness where you are rendered ill from boredom.