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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mauritsio (386) - FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle bought from some shop in Tallinn. Black with medium brown head. Some smoky and liquorice aroma. Lasting Bitterness. Thick texture. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agent_persik (365) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (365) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2003
Poured clear reddish-brown - lighter than I expected for a porter. The head was thick and tan, slowly diminishing, leaving almost no lace. Aroma was sweet - caramel, butterscotch, hints of cherries. Flavor starts sweet, with caramel being the main flavor, finishes with a slight roasted malt flavor that lasts for a bit. Body is medium, slightly tingly carbonation on the tongue, and the slightest bit of alchohol in the end.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dragonblaze99 (354) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2002
A bit too light body, but a nice, complex taste with an alcoholic kick.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Unde (331) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rmasa (324) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2010
Okay, color is great black with dark brown head, but the beer bubbles way too much so after the head disappeares (which happes pretty quickly) the beer looks like coca-cola in the class; aroma of chocolate, liquorice and syrup: overly sweet and besides that something strange, soapy thing - or if it´s the cheap vodka-like alcohol, I don´t know - in the side is trying to ruin the nose the best it can; medium body, not perfectly smooth, a bit overcarbonated; sweet flavor of roasted malt, chocolate and liquorice with mild bitterness in finish; slightly wet.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
baggio (319) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2008
Bottle@home Appearance: Pitch black with a huge brown creamy head that vanishes a bit too quickly. Aroma: Molasses, Chocolate, Roasted malt, Dark bread, Smoke Flavor: Bitter coffee, Sugar, Molasses, Fruit, Tobacco, Caramel. Palate: Body is quite think and has very low carbonation. A very sweet porter with a dry, ashy, aftertaste. This is not a bad porter but it’s too sweet for me. Paired nicely with some dark chocolate tho. If you’re into sweet porters this might appeal to you!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spporras (259) - FINLAND - DEC 21, 2006
(Bottle BB 30/10/07) Roasted malty, slightly coffee and caramel aroma with a hint of alcohol. Dark red brown colour and brownish, average size, more or less fully diminishing head with faint lacing. Sweet, burned, coffee, licorice, slightly caramel and slightly bitter flavour. Softly carbonated, medium-bodied palate with a hint of alcohol. The best Saku brew I’ve tasted so far! 15/12/06

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Has a black color. Smell is of roasted malts and dark fruits. Taste is good, malts, coffee, dark fruits, a touch of hops. Overall a fine beer worth seeking out.


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