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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (2578) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2013
50cl botte at my hotel room in Narva. Pours clear mahogany with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruits and a hint of caramel and alcohol. Well balanced and surprisingly easy to drink. Sweet and a bit chocolaty with a very mild bitterness. Deserty and warming.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6318) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours dark brown with an interesting tan head and a chocolate aroma. There is a smooth licorice and treacle flavor with no carbonation. Lots of good flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (4006) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2013
Bottle from ABC Beers, Den Haag. Poured a hazy dark brown colour with a thin broken tan head. The aroma is of liqourice and malt, leading to a stong bitter flavour with lots of alcohol inspired liqourice and dark chocolate. It’s a rather nice porter, but the alcohol is starting to take over a little which does not improve the flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (806) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - APR 24, 2013
Muddy brown with light brown head that fades quickly. Aroma is cocoa and hard lake water, grassy. Body is light, coarse, prickly carbonation, slightly syrupy. Mild aftertaste. pleasant but too much blah yeast/lake water aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agent_persik (355) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 14, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2014 Dark brown color, medium beige head. Faint aroma of caramel, coffee and roasted malts with strong metallic notes. Taste is sweet with gently dry finish and pleasant chocolate lightly bitter aftertaste, has roast, caramel, malts, dark fruits, chocolate and salty notes. Light body and medium carbonation, alcohol is well hidden. Good porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3259) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle @ home. Brown pour, off-white head. Aroma of sweet roasted malts, chocolate, slightly buttery and creamy. Flavor is sweet sugary roasted malts, smooth texture and with a deccent body. Nice brew, but a bit too smooth and clean, industrial.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crackedmachine (469) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours black with a thick and lasting tan head. Aroma of sweet and grainy European malt with hint of grass and chocolate candy. Flavor follows: sweet grains, some chocolate, hint of grass.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7904) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle on Rugby Corroi night @20MR thanks to SP, 06/03/13. Very dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head. Nose is roast malt, light coffee tones, dark fruits, toffee. Taste comprises dark malt, hint of chocolate, dark treacle toffee, molasses, tar, leather, slightly burnt aspects. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation lending towards a dry finish. Pretty basic average fayre with zero hidden depths for a 6.9% Baltic Porter !

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1178) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Poured two and half fingers on a pitch black body. The head was quickly gone though. The aroma is faint: roasted and black malt. The taste is darkness with a sweet touch. Burnt and roasted malt with a sweet finish. The texture is smooth with low carbonation. It’s lacking in the smell area but the taste is nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borresteijn (4541) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2013
50cl Bottle from ABC Beers. Clear ruby brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of ripe dark fruits, currants, liquorice, alcohol. Flavour is sweet, malty, rye, currants, dark fruits, lquorice, laurel, light bitter finish. Light to medium-bodied. OK.


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