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RATINGS: 315   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borresteijn (4574) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reid (1860) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2013
50cl bottle from "Lifesource" Salem. $3.49 Pours a dark brown with a nice sized tan head. Dark chocolate,treacle and dark fruitiness abound in the nose. Smooth treacle,molasses taste, some hints of elderberry and blackcurrant,slightly salty,finishes with alcohol. Ok palate good but average for style This is OK a good beer but sadly for me not a good Baltic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2289) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Dark deep brown to black pour with a thin beige/brown head .... aroma of dark fruits, licorice, roasted .... tastes of roasted malts, dark fruits, light licorice ... lightly bitter with a slight caramel/molasses flavor .... finish is dry and bitter ... actually a nice drinking porter with nice aroma/flavor

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pyrmir (3271) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2013
500 ml bottle. Pours near-bacl with medium light brown head. Aroma of dark plums, alcohol and cocoa. Tastes of dried fruits and dark malts. Body is rich in the early taste but disappears fast. Aftertaste of dried fruits, low bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hens (508) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - DEC 29, 2012
0.5L bottle. Soiled clothes first and then little coffe grounds aroma. Cool used motor oil color with brown hat. Very cool look. Taste is also fat oili. Correct porter feeling and taste. Remind little summer clove and herbs. Little vanilla and little coffee caramel. Everything is on balance. Finish is bit alcohol, but not disturb very much. Best baltic porter so far.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Unde (338) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2014 Reddish brown beer with smallish head. Roasted and smoky malts, little bit of grassy hop aromas. Mildly smoky, roasted malts and grassy hops in the end. Pretty thin for a porter, high carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (6164) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle from Urban Wine Cellars, Baltimore. Dark brown with a slight, off-white head. Sweet, dark fruits, rum and molasses aroma. Sweet caramel flavours, with more rum notes continuing to the finish. Not for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (7324) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2012
50cl bottle shared with Dutchdrebus. Very dark brown to black color with a nice deep dark red glare coming through. Full sized beige to light brown head that lasts for a decent while. Smell malts, dark malts, leaves and slightly sweet. Low to medium carbonation and body. Bit disappointing imo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DutchDrebus (3876) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2012
Bottle thx to benzai. Dark amber colour with a big, creamy off-white to light brown head. Smells slightly roasty, slightly earthy, slight dark chocolate. Tastes quite sweet, salty liquorice, earthy. Don’t really like the liquorice part. Medium body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (1923) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2012
081212. Bottle at home Pours dark brown/black with a nice head. Aroma light roasted malts. Slightly sweet malty taste. Not Bad.

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