Saku Õlletehas (Carlsberg)
Brewed at Aldaris (Carlsberg)

Style: Baltic Porter
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia


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RATINGS: 351   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (3195) - New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle for poker excited for Estonia tick. Pours deep brown nice head. Nose is light chocolate and malty. Tastes of flat cola, malt, chocolate, licorice, and some coffee. Thin palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jultsu (566) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Täysin tumma ja musta väri, viipyvä vaahto, tuoksusta ei jääkylmänä juuri saa mitään irti, maku lupailee tumman leivän tyyppistä aromia, pikkaisen lämmenneenä maku muistuttaa makeata leipää. Ulkonäyön puolesta ei moitittavaa, maku kyllä valitettavasti jää puolitiehen.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martjoobolut (2518) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 16, 2014
0,5L bottle, BB 25.03.2015. Pours black with light tan head. The head stays. Aroma is caramel, potatoes, and burnt sugar. Taste is sweet, caramel, burnt sugar, mild dark chocolate, and slightly metallic. Finish is burnt sugar sweet and bitter. Overall: drinkable for macro brew, too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (4999) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2014
Tap at Pivo, Oulu. Originally rated 24022012. Colour is dark brown with small head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, some coffee and roasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (4321) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2014
500 ml bottle into a snifter, ABV 6.9% Dark mahogany brown on the body, small beige head, a but thin, with good retention nevertheless. Foam islands left on the surface after it collapses along with light lacing around the glass. Aroma has fruits, milky chocolate , light roasted malts. Taste is refreshingly fruity with milky chocolate, a touch ofroasted malts on the finish, quite sweet in general. Medium body with right amount of carbonation and a nice dryness on the palate. This is surely a highly drinkable beer and it doesn’t show it’s alcohol at all, easy to get carried away with this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Senka (1037) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 15, 2014
Yeah, here it goes. I have had this one more than 20 bottles this winter. This is the best Estonian Porter this season. Creamy, dark roasted, loads of caramel and still well balanced and drinkable. A huge surprise from mass brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (1224) - CROATIA - MAR 15, 2014
Nice porter with tastes of chocolate, malt, and a hint of molasses. Pours nicely with a light brown head. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopptrician (4) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2014 does not count
Bit sweet on the nose, very sugary. Taste very sweet, syrupy. Hvfhjjng bgfdghhhh bhfhjghhvvvdsaw

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jann3 (255) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2014
Pours very deep reddish brown, almost black, with medium-sized tanned head. Aroma is sweet with some caramel and over-ripe fruits. Taste is very sweet too with caramel, honey and roasted malts. Finishes with a faint hint of bitterness. Decent porter, although it is quite sweet. (0,5 l bottle,best before 21 Nov. 2014)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopfenWeisse (1436) - - FEB 13, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2014 Hmm. Found old bottle of this, best before 05/2013. Taste is chocolate, quite sweet. Not bad.

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