Saku Őlletehas (Carlsberg)
Brewed at Aldaris (Carlsberg)

Style: Baltic Porter
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia


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RATINGS: 363   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 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CVBis007 (54) - Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Pours a beautiful dark brown, near black, with a red tinge. Smells of raisin toast. A little too sweet and fruity for my preferences, but enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VamboladeTolly (1530) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 27, 2015
Bottle@ Rimi. BB 10.12.15. Pours dark brown with fluffy tan head, does not stay long. Aroma is sweet with some bitterness,roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate. Taste is medium burnt bitter, malty, bit watery, hits of coffee. Medium to full body. Was that beer better before. Good beer but i think this batch is not so good what it used to be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tarmok (1191) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 25, 2015
appearance: brown, clear, minimal head. aroma: caramel, coffee, chocolate, roasty. taste: heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour. palete: medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
SperkeleForce (791) - FINLAND - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle 50 cl. Black brownish color with fast vanishing brownish frothy head. Notes of roasted malts, syrup, caramel, chocolate. Slightly wattery. Pretty easy to drink. Could do with some more depth and body tho.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (5399) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2014
Black with quick fading head. Some roast malt elements in aroma and taste. Not especially bitter. Perhaps some red berry sweetness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bif (2041) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Poirs a dark brown color with a nice foamy head that fades slowly with ample lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, bit of coffee, chocolate and dark fruit. Taste of roasted malt , dark chocolate, dark fruit and coffee. Nice bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Pretty full body, smooth, creamy with a nice warming touch. Enjoyable beer for the style. Good beer to kick back and relax with.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (4272) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
500ml bottle @ the 9th Shrewsbury Bottle Share Oct 14, courtesy of myself. Pours a dark ruby with creamy off white head. Beautiful milky chocolate porter with smooth liquorice and molasses. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (6336) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2014
500ml bottle: BBD 24 Oct 14. Cheers Mat for bringing this to the October Shrewsbury bottle swap: shared between four. Pours]ed a dark ruby/brown with a tanned and creamy head. The nose was of sweet malty molasses with some plum like fruitiness. The taste also malty sweet and again with a plum feel, some liquorice also in a flavoursome mixture that had coffee traces within it too. Smooth in taste and body, with only a hint of alcohol coming through: very pleasant in deed.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hullujussi (21) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 7, 2014
50cl from Karlova Meie pood. Cola like appearance. Not tottaly black. Smell has some coffee notes. Otherwise it quite modest. Tastes like porter should taste. Quite allright beer. Best from Saku.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevnic2008 (11353) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - OCT 2, 2014
Dark brown, almost black colour with small beige head. Aroma has some malts and some coffee. A light fruity.

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