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RATINGS: 330   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2005 Rerate, 2005/1/11 (5-4-5-3-9). Almost black colored, little yellow head vanished fastly. Lively carbonation. Roasted, strongly nutty and mild sweet chocolate aroma, nice one. Surprisingly high carbonation, does not fit here very well. Strong nutty flavor too, some roasted tones come up also. Ending is nicely dry and hopped, maybe some spices make it even more dry. Medium to full bodied. Nice brew indeed, carbonation is little bit of too high.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2004
Dark ruby colour with a large foamy tan head. Coffee, toffee, dried fruit and caramel in aroma. Fruity and chocolately flavour with hints of toffee and sweet coffee. Smooth finish of dark choclate and minerals.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 16, 2004
Ruby in color with a medium off-white head. Aroma and flavor of dark fruit,sweet toffee and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 8, 2004
500 ml bottle. Fairly light-complexioned for any kind of porter -- looks more like a brown ale. Malty, nutty nose is similar to that style, and I'm beginning to worry -- but in the flavor it picks up, with that nice deep winey chocolatiness. Mmmm. Far from the best Baltic porter I've had, but it's such a great style, I'd certainly have this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12989) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2005 Bottled
Black opaque color. Small lightly tanned head vanishing quickly. Good deal of carbonation. Aroma is sweet caramel and thin coffee. Taste is sweet prunes and some roasted malt. Finishes bitter with some hops and alcohol gives warming feeling. Certainly a winter beer! (6/4/7/3/14 3.4)
Re-rated (BB 06/2006)
Roasted, coffeish and warming. I like this more and more. (7/5/8/4/16 4.0)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5695) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2004
Dark, mahagony colored pour with a slight off white head - not much lacing. Aroma is sweet - not dissimilar to pancake syrup. Flavor is very sweet - almost to the point of being cloying but not quite. Maple syrup, nuts, dates and raisins. No evidence of hops. Alcohol is hidden well. Very smooth going down. Add another country to my list.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4356) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2004
A very light porter, clear darkish chestnut brown with the standard Eastern Bloc label. Sweetish oats and caramel aroma. Sweet, grainy, a very drinkable beer, I'd have believed that this was a brown or an altbier. Medium grainy finish with some hay and Saaz-style hops hanging around for the long haul. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2004
Red hints in a deep, dark brown body with a fleeting tan head. Fruit and chocolate in the nose and a light sweet flavor. Decent drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4608) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2004
(5ooml bottle) Pours a thin, white head with a copper body. Slight whiskey nose with marshmellow and bubblegum on the palate. Very interesting porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2003
Very dark brown/amber with a tan head. Aroma of caramel and raisons. Creamy body. Flavor of chocolate malt and a little coffee.

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