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RATINGS: 335   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 the color was light for a porter and transparent...the head was only a ring..the aroma was carmel berry dopplebockish..the flavors were carmel, nutty & berry-like..yet thin...alcohol is completely hidden..the flavor was lagerish yet had nutty, carmel, and chocolate notes that made it quite tolerable..a tad too easy drinking for 7% honestly

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2002
Lightly sweet aroma coming from the rather light colored body, at least for a porter that is. The hop flavor is pleasant and fairly well balanced, but the finish is a bit sticky. Overall pretty good, but a little out of style.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2002
Nice reddish color, with a decent sized tan head. Very malty caramel smell. Bread and caramel in the taste as well. I enjoyed it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2002
pours uncharacteristic reddish colour with a quick disappearing beige head. roasty, toffee-ish aroma. the flavour hold some nice notes of cherry hard candy, medicine, alcohol and slight chocolate. not what I expected from a porter, but quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2002
A deep amber/brown. Light for a porter. Thin creamy head, decent lace. Nose of caramel, plums, grains, alcohol, slight oxidation and more. Thinnish feel hold some decent flavors, dark, sweet,caramelized malts. Touch of anise and a nice alcoholic warmth orburn depending how you look at it. Starts a bit harsh but once your palate settles, this baby becomes your best friend. Maybe a bit of oxidation but an enjoyable brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Indra (2689) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 3, 2002
Medium brownish-amber color with a slight, off-white head. Light, brown-sugary, caramel malt aroma. Spicy, bready flavor, with a decent amount of caramelized, malty sugar and a hint of licorice and alcoholic warmth. Medium bodied and a very carbonated palate. This is more like a dark strong lager in profile.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rich42 (128) - USA - NOV 1, 2002
tastes like a porter - looks like a brown ale. little maltiness - but tastes like it was brewed with some sugar. little bit of hoppiness. flavors of chocolate and coffee. not bad - nothing spectacular.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jazz88 (2583) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 30, 2002
Bottle. Murky brown color with a laced light brown head. Malty aroma. My friends said it smelled like soy sauce, and with a side-by-side comparison I think they might be right. I smell the alcohol and the malts. Pretty light body but leaves a long aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2002
Baltic porter is a thoroughly misunderstood style. First of all, I believe it’s a lager, and has little resemblance to London style porter. This is a good example, being dark amber in color, with good caramelly taste and a slightly burnt toast flavor. Closer to a doppelbock, actually.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2002
A beautiful deep read colored porter. The aroma is a bit weak and uneventful, but the flavor is splendid. Totally full and robust with nuts, a sort of fruity sweetness, caramel, and perhaps a touch of smoke. Surprisingly good.


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