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RATINGS: 307   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 4, 2007
Bottle. Pitch black colour. Little light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts and and bitter chocolate. Flavour is roasty, bit sweet with dark fruits, liquorice and good chocolate and then comes the strong alcoholic aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10090) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2007
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Brown colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Strong nice licorice notes. Average finish. Creamy palate. Nice baltic porter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (10076) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2010
Bottle. Poured dark brown color with a large light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium toasted malt aroma. Medium body with smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with medium sweet finish of moderation. Average porter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown color, small tan head. Aroma of medicinal plums. Taste is sweet plums, raisins, dates.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (9963) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2007
This one is the Christmas version, but it’s supposedly the same as the "normal" porter. It’s black/brown with a moderate head. The aroma has notes of coffee, a bit of chocolate, licorice, berries and alcohol and it has an OK bitterness. I think the alcohol is too dominant in the flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (9822) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2007
Bottle from Tbone_. Almost opague. Coffee, licorice and cinnamon in the aroma. Thinnish, but a nice roast flavor with cacao and coffee. Hint of licorice in the aftertaste. Fine Baltic porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (9634) - Sřborg, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2005
Bottled: Pitch black coloured. Fluffy brown head. LIght roasty and light burnt maltnotes in the nose. Some cocoa and liqourice as well. Roast, cocoa, burnt flavours. Alcohol and sweetness in the end. Very warming on the lips. Not the most excelling sample of the style, but still a quite good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9068) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with a large, frothy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast, faint coffee, and cookie malt with chocolate, woody hops and dark fruity esters. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 2, 2000
creamy, roasty with a hint of plastic aroma, coffee and chocolate flavor

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (8576) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 8, 2007
Bottle: Very dark, bigger yellowish, quite stable head; roasted malt, sweet malt, dark fruits and a tinge of coffeee in the aroma; creamy, soft MF, medium to full bodied; sweet coffee, roasted malt in the lingering bitter-sweet finish. A very good stuff......


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