Saku Őlletehas (Carlsberg)
Brewed at Aldaris (Carlsberg)

Style: Baltic Porter
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia


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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
The most delightful way to enjoy Saku Porter would be in front of a fireplace or in candle light during those long and dark winter nights. This beer keeps you warm all through the coldest time of the year. Saku Porter is the ideal accompaniment to roasted meats and game. The fact that porter is also perfectly suited to light various desserts, especially those containing chocolate, may not be that commonly known. The ideal serving temperature for Saku Porter is rather high, 12–14 °C, a typical quality for dark beers. Saku Porter, a unique dark beer with strong taste, is brewed of water, caramel, light and coffee malts, hop and yeast, however, only once a year – for Christmas. Similarly to classical porters, Saku Porter is a strong (alc. 7.5 % of volume) full-bodied beer. A special jewel to Saku Porter is its high, rich, brownish foam.

Note: Originally brewed in Saku at 7.5%, moved to Aldaris and reduced to 7% in winter 2009/2010.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KarlPopper (52) - Krakow, POLAND - JUN 19, 2016
Although the beer was cold at first it still gave a very good aroma of burnt malts: sweet coffee or strong malt coffee, cocoa, slight hint of prune in chocolate. The aroma maybe could be stronger but as for the beer with a lower blg than many other baltic porter’s (judging from quiet low abv - 6.9) it is great. The head is great looking, beige and lasting, wonderfully sticks to the glass. The beer is very drinkable, sweetness gives an impression of slightly thicker body that it is in fact and the bitterness from burnt malts and some hops balances this sweetness. The aftertaste of the cocoa, sweet coffee or intensive malt coffee intensifies the impression of a hick body. It is a great feeling to drink such a porter and it is extremely drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Deejay1010 (1) - Beccles, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2016 does not count
Wonderful smooth, velvety texture. Superb Burnt chocolate aroma. AND AMAZINGLY drunk this one from fridge on warm June afternoon watching European cup football on TV. Watched England beat Wales 2-1 alone so GREAT COMPANY !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rostetti (76) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2016
Pours very dark beer with a small tan head. Aroma has a lot of licorice, but also aroma of coffee can be smelled. Tastes a lot like licorice and leaves a dark bread aftertaste. Decent porter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ollemies (62) - - APR 3, 2016
Soft/small hints of hops aroma. Average looks. Taste is soft balsamic and a sweetish aftertaste. Very soft body. Like silk in my mouth. Very nice porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neverleaveopen (245) - GERMANY - MAR 24, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2016 clear dark brown with a fine head. aroma of bread, coffee, caramel. well-balanced taste. good finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (5496) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 28, 2016
500ml bottle picked up at tres bonne. pours out dark brown almost black topped with a tan head. nose is lots of chocolate sweetness some roast licorice and fruit notes. Taste is more of the chocolate a nice roast and plenty of the sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joakgust (1317) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2015
Bottle. Clear dark brown beer with a large beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, mocha, bread, cream and chocolate. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, bread, herbs, mocha and chocolate. Well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (7350) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2015
500 ml. bottle shared. Purchased @ ABC Beers. Black, patchy moldy-looking mocha head. Nose is light licorice, syrup, dash molasses, engine oil & thick honey sweetness, quite syrupy, slick, sweet in a strongly herbal way. Taste is light herbal bitterness coupled with huge herbal, slightly industrial, slick syrupy sweetness, burned herbs, light anise, black licorice, honey sweet, quite a bit of molasses. Slick, touch industrial goopy & strongly syrupy body. Herbal, licorice, anise qualities of these are potentially divisive. Overal this is a surprisingly nice industrial offering, there seem to be a few surprisingly nice Baltic Porters floating around still in that part of the world from industrialized breweries. One can do little wrong with this one, quite pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackBeerPG (259) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Taste has coffee and chocolate malt. Very dark brown, semi opaque, complex bold coffee bean semi sweet. Full body, thick tan head with little lace. A bit of a kick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Turtles (1655) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2015
500ml bottle at My Friends house. Dark brown, small beige head with some lacing. Chocolate nose, herbal and grassy aroma. Light and sweet mouthfeel, mild carbonated. Sweet taste, chocolate,malt, hay and grass. Short dry finish.

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