Saku Õlletehas (Carlsberg)
Brewed at Aldaris (Carlsberg)

Style: Baltic Porter
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia


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RATINGS: 346   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
frankenkitty (1984) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2005
Deep copper with red highlights... attractive, but like no porter I’d ever seen. An orange/tan head started promising but fizzed away in a flash. Peppery particulate hovers and settles. Sweet caramel and other candy-like goodness were a Hallowee’n treat made even more special with healthy whiffs of alcohol. Flavor was sweet & earthen ending sour. A light tingle to finish left a lasting impression of caramel & esters.

The whole of this beer is greater than the sum of its parts... whereas the flavor at first seemed lacking, it rounded out the other ragtag elements and contributed to a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2005
Chocolate, cake-like yeasty aroma with strong roastiness to match. Opaque black body with a low brown head that recedes to thick ring with some lace. Biscuity chocolate flavour up front is joined by a high, roasty bitterness. Medium body is very dry with moderate to strong carbonation. Bottle sampled at Plan B in Copenhagen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2005
Dark brown colour with a very small tan head. Roasted malty aroma with a weak fruityness. Roasted malty flavor with some coffee bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (23682) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2005
Bottled. Dark brown colour, huge brown foamy head. Roasted malt as well as old coffee in aroma. Roasted malt in flavour along with licorace and coffee. Sting of alcohol present too. Roasted ryebread in aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (24491) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2005
Bottled. Dark brown coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma with notes of fruits, coffee and liquorice. Roasted flavour with notes of coffee and fruits. Roasted finish. Fizzy palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2005
Draught.Very dark with no head due to low carbonation. Aroma of actual liquorice which I’ve only ever smelled in one other beer. Flavour is nicely roasted, but not burnt malt and just slightly of a char grilled steak. Very thick and syrupy. Pretty darn good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2005
Bottle. Black colour with a small baige head. Light roasted, raisin, liquorice aroma and taste. Medium body and a roasted light sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2005
Bottle. Black with a large beige-yellowish head. Not as sweet as imgained from some ratings, finishes with a mix of roasted, liqourice and bitter notes. Full bodied and quite nice baltic porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2005
Black with a brown head. Liquorice, cara and soy in the nose. Flavour is liquorice, choc and caramel. Sticky full feel. Nice sipping beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2005
Bottle. Shares a lot of characteristics with a doppelbock. Soy sauce and caramel. Sticky caramel, syrupy, not my thing.

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