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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - JAN 30, 2005
Bottle at Dougshoemaker’s, dark amber, aroma of bread, raisin, and plum, nice taste of raisin with a hint of hops, followed by alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (2881) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2004
Brown-amber colour - much lighter than I’d expect from a porter, especially one this strong in the booze department. Raisins and smoked wood in the aroma. Malty flavour with some chocolate notes. Interesting. [Toronto Christmas Party ’04]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorbalev (2916) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2004
My first Baltic Porter. Bottle @ Doug’s, Christmas 2004. Dark brown/orange pour. Very strong woody notes. Full bodied mouthfeel. I didn’t get a lot of alcohol in the taste, just lots of straightforward sweetness. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6390) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 21, 2004
Creamy head, rather pale for Baltic. Dark amber. Sweet malts , not to complex . Clean , smooth , medium bodied , some decent roast but sadly to thin and weak . Make it from 16 (?) Plato to 20-22 and would be great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (2994) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2004
Opaque black body topped with a lasting beige foamy head. Nice coffeeish aroma with chocolate, anise, and date notes. Interesting sweet taste that hides the alcohol very well. Pleasant hints of roasted coffee, and decent warming finish. Good stuff.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - DEC 17, 2004
Bottled. Dark brown colour. Small, very quickly diminishing head. Caramelly, strongly coffeish aroma. Toasted malts and heavy coffee flavour. Lasting medicine-bitter finish. Mediumbodied. Interesting beer, but the medicine bitterness somehow spoiled it for me.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Thanks to whoever brought this to the Toronto Christmas Party ’04. Raisiny nose - Quite sweet. Orangish thin head. Flavor is malt, rasins and grapes. Alcohol is apparent in the finish. Not like any other porter I’ve had.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Bottle at DougShoemaker’s. Very light brown color. More like a mild ale or Brown ale in color. Thin white head. Raisinish aroma. Smooth with a slight alcohol aftertaste. Not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jercraigs (7782) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
Bottle. Apparently it was a bit of a fluke that this ended up on the shelves of the LCBO instead of a private order. Interesting. Ruby amber body, moderate off white head. Sweetish malty aroma is muted. Fruity sweet malt with a touch of caramel. Palate is light. Not bad, not great either. Toronto Christmas Party 2004.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - NOV 1, 2004
Wow instead of another crappy Euro-lager the LCBO brings in something decent. Nice brown colour with almost no head. The nose is weet and malty and the taste is no different. Strong notes of caramel with a little bit of chocolate. Also vaguely fruity. Not BAd.


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