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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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.


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   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.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2005
This bottle was bought in Estonia, the alcohol is 7.5% and it is labelled something like “vintage 2004”.

The colour is pitch-dark. The pale brown foam fills almost the whole glass, but it sinks down with a fizzing sound into a two finger thick head.

A roasted flavour dominates the smell, but there are also notes of candle grease, some spices, sweet malt and hints of alcohol and smoke. It is not 100% pleasant.

The carbonation is medium strong with small bubbles. The mouth feel is creamy.

The taste is unexpectedly mild and simple with roasted notes, some sweetness, over boiled vegetables (cabbage?) and margarine. There is no alcohol in the taste whatsoever. The aftertaste is somewhat unbalanced with a strong bitterness and roasted malt. It is surprisingly drinkable considering the alcoholic content.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - NOV 1, 2004
Wow instead of another crappy Euro-lager the LCBO brings in something decent. Nice brown colour with almost no head. The nose is weet and malty and the taste is no different. Strong notes of caramel with a little bit of chocolate. Also vaguely fruity. Not BAd.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2002
Baltic porter is a thoroughly misunderstood style. First of all, I believe it’s a lager, and has little resemblance to London style porter. This is a good example, being dark amber in color, with good caramelly taste and a slightly burnt toast flavor. Closer to a doppelbock, actually.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zomba (212) - Nokia, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours almost black with thick, quickly dissipating head. Aroma taste has malts. High carbonation for a porter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Different (203) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2010
Colour is dark brown with with nearly no top. Aroma is coffee and liquorish. Flavour is coffee, chocolate and liquorish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - JAN 30, 2005
Bottle at Dougshoemaker’s, dark amber, aroma of bread, raisin, and plum, nice taste of raisin with a hint of hops, followed by alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
begbie100 (181) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2008
Very thick and creamy light brown head. Nice contrast with total black color. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and syurup. Thick palate. I have to say that the flavor is little bit disappointing after great appearance and decent aroma. Flavor is mild with roasted malts, bitterish and metal. No noticable aftertaste.


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