Saku Őlletehas (Carlsberg)
Brewed at Aldaris (Carlsberg)

Style: Baltic Porter
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia


on tap

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RATINGS: 362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6682) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2007
Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. Full taste porter, lots of roasted malt. Some coffee, a little bitter chocolate, sweetness and even saltiness. Fine milk chocoalte head. Bitter, sooty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (6661) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2007
Bottled. Thx gnoff. Black with a beige head. Sweet aroma from a lot of dried fruits. Lightly burnt flavour with prunes, chcolate, brandy oak and cocoa. Pretty bitter and lightly vinous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9552) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2007
(50 cl bottle, thanks oh6gdx!) Black color, brown head. Metallic, grainy and sweet raissinous scent. Also some chocolate an dalcohol. Coffee and roasted malt taste, molasses and anise. Smooth mouthfeel. Long roasted aftertaste. Low bitterness. Mix very nice when sampling it with some 86% cocoa dark chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2007
(Bottle, thanks Gnoff) Pours dark brown. Dusty dark roasted malt aroma with notes of caramel sweetness and some dark fruits. Prunes, figs and raisins. A bit vinous with some earthy undertones. Complex chocolate and dry cocoa flavour with a light caramelly touch. Not to sweet and light bitter with a tiny dryness. Also some salty notes. Medium body. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Furseth (2082) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2007
Bottle: Black colour, with brown head who died fast. Aroma of hay,gras,dark chokolate, som raisin.Flavor is almost the same, some coffe is there to.Light to medium body, short to medium finish. Nice porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2007
Bottle. Clear dark brown / black color with a large frothy good lacing mostly lasting light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, burnt, coffee, sugar, alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter (burnt bitter) with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (10102) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 8, 2007
Bottle: Very dark, bigger yellowish, quite stable head; roasted malt, sweet malt, dark fruits and a tinge of coffeee in the aroma; creamy, soft MF, medium to full bodied; sweet coffee, roasted malt in the lingering bitter-sweet finish. A very good stuff......

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (9369) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2007
(bottle) Very dark brown, almost black colour with a thick and dense, beige coloured foamy head. Roast-malty aroma, slightly sugary with caramel, cacao and a touch of liquorice sweetness. Roast-bitter flavour, pleasant roast-malt character with caramel, liquorice and notes of chocolate in the background, medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Dry-ish, bitter-roasty finish with a coffee-like aftertaste. Nice and pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - APR 28, 2007
Courtesy of oh6gdx. Thanks, Pat. Highly concentrated chocolate, raisin, malt aroma. Hints at brown sugar and fruit cake without totally being evidently comprised of those aromas. The body is dark ruby brown to black and holds a compressed tan head that is fairly bubbly. Fairly hot alcohol in the fore followed by some metallic/tin notes then burnt/roasted sweet malts that taste a bit like if you pan fried sweet raisin bread. Raisins, licorice and caramel notes linger. Decent though comes off a bit hot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (15491) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 14, 2007
Dark brown with a brown creamy head. Malty caramel aroma - easy roasted malts & metal. Smooth roasted malty taste more caramel than coffee with again a metallic note. Slight sweet with a dry bitter end!

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