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RATINGS: 318   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.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Derek881 (1006) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Poured from a pint-sized bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a full, wet/watery black body with a big foamy-creamy dark tan head that had good retention, and great lacing and cling. Its aroma had a floral and dark fruit bend, with some notes of chocolate, licorice, and raisin, and light touches of molasses and candy, and some earthy hops. It had a deep fruity sweetness with some lighter chocolate and caramel, and a sour grainy and earthy component, with touches of licorice and molasses. Its body was wet and watery with a lighter and thinner mouthfeel, and lower carbonation and fizz.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BitchPls (546) - FINLAND - MAY 24, 2013
Cola black beer with a big mocha head. Aroma of ripe sweet dark fruits. Flavors of dark ripe fruits and red berries. Lovely sweetness typical to a baltic porter. Liquorice and mämmi. Medium body. I love sweet baltic porters and this is a good one.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanCrusher (624) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - MAY 23, 2013
Bottle 0,50L. Dark brown mahagony colour with small, light brown creamy head that sits down quickly, but doesn’t dissapear. Light malty aroma of caramel, chocolate and roasted malt. Light sweet, cacao taste with moderate bitter aftertaste with mild mouthfeel. Medium to full body, oily texture and light carbonation. Nicely balanced and lighter than Saku Puhade Porter. Very mild and drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2085) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle at the Lithuanian festival. Opaque dark brown with a light foamy head. Medium body and medium carbonation. Tastes like malt, dates, figs, toffee. Smells like plums.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (2685) - 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 (6438) - 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 (4258) - 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 (808) - 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 (387) - 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 (3336) - 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.


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