Saku Õlletehas (Carlsberg)
Brewed at Aldaris (Carlsberg)

Style: Baltic Porter
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia


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RATINGS: 363   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2007
Bottle. Clear dark brown / black color with a large frothy good lacing mostly lasting light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, burnt, coffee, sugar, alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter (burnt bitter) with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2009
50 cL bottle. Pours pitch black with a dense, yet somewhat fluffy and tan head. Hardroasted malt aroma and with a light alcohol presence.Chocolate, hard roasted malt and surprisingly sweet flavoured. Holds a minor metallic house character. Sweet malty finish with a lasting chocolate impression. Medium bodied mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34334) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2006
A pitch black beer with a reddish shine and a huge brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of coffee and dark chocolate as well as some roasted malt notes. The flavor is sweet with notes of roated malt turning more into a good coffee with a bitter coffee end, combined with very light notes of hops and a slight alcohol burn. The mouthfeel is straw

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2005
Bottled. Dark brown coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma with notes of fruits, coffee and liquorice. Roasted flavour with notes of coffee and fruits. Roasted finish. Fizzy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2005
Bottled. Dark brown colour, huge brown foamy head. Roasted malt as well as old coffee in aroma. Roasted malt in flavour along with licorace and coffee. Sting of alcohol present too. Roasted ryebread in aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2006
(Bottle 50 cl) Pours a clear, dark brown with an orange glow and a bubby, dissipating beige head. Roasted coffee aroma. Fairly full-bodied with accents of hard roasted malt, lightly sweet chocolate, some dried fruit and lightly vinous port notes. A light bitterness from the malt. Quite delicate. 301106

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (23432) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2003
Bottled. Very black with brown head. Sweet and portlike, raisiny and roasty. Big licorice and coffee flavour. Salty stinging finish. How come even the worst brewers can make great Baltic porters?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23039) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2007
Bottle. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Roasted malty aroma with some hints of alcohol and dark fruits. Also some hints of chocolate. has a sweet slightly rosted malty flavor with hints of caramel and chocolate. Has also some hints of dark fruits and licorice. Dry roasted malty finish with a long aftertaste of chocolate and bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (21437) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown color, small tan head. Aroma of medicinal plums. Taste is sweet plums, raisins, dates.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (17008) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2014
Tiefschwarzes Bier mit ordentlicher beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, reife Früchte, Gewürze, Salz. Geschmack süß schokoladig, fruchtige Noten, Karamell, Zucker, leicht alkoholisch.

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