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RATINGS: 328   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fantti (712) - FINLAND - OCT 26, 2013
Kaatuu lasiin mustana, reunoilta valoa läpäisevänä, vaahdon ollessa noin kolmen sormen paksuinen, joka katoaa suht nopeasti. Hajussa on makeaa paahteisuutta ja limppuisuuttakin, muita aromeja ei tunnu ja haju onkin enemmän tumma lager kuin porter. Maku on paahteinen, leipäinen ja puumaisen katkeroinen. Suklaata ja siirappisuuttakin löytyy, kaikkia makuja melko tasaisesti. Suutuntuma on melko humaloitu ja keskitäyteläinen, yllättävän kuivakin baltic porteriksi. Melko pliisu olut, hajusta voisi kuvitella tummaksi lageriksi. Maku oli kuitenkin hajua monipuolisempi, joka pelasti.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cantabrian (852) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 4, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2013 That is another classic...Somehow I feared this could be as disappointing as the Baltika 6. Nice dark brown, with an incredibly thick creamy head. The nose is very sweet. Malzbier or Karamalz, cloying. But the flavours are much more agreeable, with salty licorice, Vegemite, some yogurt sourness and a nice bitterness that drives it all away from the cloying suggestion on the nose. This Saku porter is actually so well balanced that, with its rather thin body, it is refreshing even on a hot summer day.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KoNrRiI (475) - Århus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2013
0.5 bottle. Enormous, brownish head topping a pitch-black liquid and leaving some thin lacing. Strong malty aroma; caramel, berries, metal and hints of molasses. Bittersweet taste, mostly malty with a lot of berries, light chocolate, hints of liquorice and a tad of alcohol. Full body, slick/thick texture and soft carbonation. Finish is relatively short, medium-long at most, follows the taste but there is more molasses in it. Overall the beer is really good and surprisingly drinkable for a porter, could have a bit stronger character especially in regards to the finish which seems rather watery for a porter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fredis23 (481) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Pitch Black, Huge Brown Head, Leaves Decent Lacing. Sweet Malt, Toasted, Slight Molasses. Chocolate, Plums. Might Be a tad thinner than I would like. Nonetheless pretty Good. Enjoyed it. Worth a Try....

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (3470) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2013
Poured deep reddish brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of rich berry fruit and caramel malt. Medium body, flavour of sweet plum, Christmas cake with a dry, sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2176) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 13, 2013
6.9% bottle from the supermarket in Tallinn for about a euro. A nice dark brown-black pour with a tan head. A slightly grainy sweet caramel aroma. The taste is alright, decent body, a bit bitter, mild chocolate with some roastiness. I preferred A. Le Co, Koff, etc... 

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle. Black pour with a thick beige head. Light malty aroma. Full malty flavour, a lot of caramel and a bit of coffee. Malty finish. Tastes strong.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GIJOE (647) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Another dark, dark red Baltic Porter. Foamy tan head that lasts a while. Aroma is strong toasted grain/bread with some cola notes, some molasses. Taste is sweet, with a late toasty hint of bitterness. Medium body, lively carbonation, slightly dry finish. Pretty good brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2015) - Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Dark brown/black color; Medium body; Aroma of toasted malt, coffee, & dark chocolate; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel, chocolate, and coffee; Tasty overall - but a tad thin.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaartenRF10 (1606) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle thanks to Secret Santa!
Clear, very dark brown, small tan head. Aroma and taste of dark fruit, roasted malts and chocolate. Medium to full body, low, soft carbo.


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