Saku Õlletehas (Carlsberg)
Brewed at Aldaris (Carlsberg)

Style: Baltic Porter
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia


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RATINGS: 346   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BitchPls (670) - FINLAND - MAY 24, 2013
Cola black beer with a big mocha head. Aroma of ripe sweet dark fruits. Flavors of dark ripe fruits and red berries. Lovely sweetness typical to a baltic porter. Liquorice and mämmi. Medium body. I love sweet baltic porters and this is a good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Bottle - pours out pitch black with medium thick lingering head. Nose of molasses, caramel, roasted malt. Taste is of cane sugar, sweet malt, caramel, and molasses. Good way to finish a meal. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tarmok (646) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 25, 2015
appearance: brown, clear, minimal head. aroma: caramel, coffee, chocolate, roasty. taste: heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour. palete: medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Unde (623) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marstonlad (620) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2013
Nearly black color with a big white head. Aroma is malty with dark bread and rye pudding, also some metallic notes. Taste is roasty but also sweet. Maltiness is moderate, the mouthfeel very soft and medium to full bodied. Flavours include rye bread, some chocolate and a hint of licorice. Alcohol does not feature. Well, this was decent but not up to the top Finnish porters like Sinebrychoff Porter or Malmgårds porters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mauritsio (603) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agent_persik (593) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McGarnigle (593) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 10, 2012
My first Estonian beer, and Batlic porter seems to be the way to go here. Dark but slightly ruby. More sweet than roasty, either chocolate caramel or caramel latte. Rich and creamy. A bargain to boot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garlic_of_Doom (571) - SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle from Jan, thanks! Black with a thick khaki coloured head. Aroma is roasted and slightly tart, has some cacao and sweetness to it. Taste is sweet with chocolate, light roast and hops, slight alcohol. Medium body, high but smooth carbonation, smooth and round mouth feel. Short after taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
envane (568) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Near opaque brown with a brown head. Bread and brown sugar aroma. Taste is sweet chocolate and brown sugar with burnt sugar, vinous and alcohol finish. Sticky.

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