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Saku Őlletehas (Carlsberg)
Brewed at Aldaris (Carlsberg)

Style: Baltic Porter
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia

bottled
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RATINGS: 363   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2006
Almost black, slight reddish colour. Thick tan head. Sugary, acidic aroma with hints of resin, chocolate, coffee and dark fruits. Flavour is soy sauce, tar and tobacco. Long malty aftertaste. Some notes of liquorice is present in finish.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hens (736) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - DEC 29, 2012
0.5L bottle. Soiled clothes first and then little coffe grounds aroma. Cool used motor oil color with brown hat. Very cool look. Taste is also fat oili. Correct porter feeling and taste. Remind little summer clove and herbs. Little vanilla and little coffee caramel. Everything is on balance. Finish is bit alcohol, but not disturb very much. Best baltic porter so far.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
hansvf (698) - - JAN 5, 2014
Ruikt zwaar zoet, naar een echte porter. In het hostel uit de fles. Appearance dus niet te zien. Goed mondgevoel en vrij lichte smaak voor de biersoort. Wel lekker!

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabjork (691) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2010
Bottled. Pitch black in color, minor brown head. The aroma is sweet, burnt malt with a hint of burnt sugar. The flavor is malty and sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cerbier (686) - - AUG 8, 2015
0,5l Flasche. Schwarzes Bier mit cremiger beiger Schaumkrone. Riecht nach Caramel und Röstmalzen. Im Geschmack angenehm nach Röstmalzen und Getreide.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2003
Fairly light colored for a porter. Bubbles sticking to the side of the glass, but they may have more to do with how the glassware is washed than the beer. They diminished after a couple minutes. Rocky, tan head. Fairly, metallic malt aroma. A little spicy. The aroma gets me thinking about all the winter releases I can't wait to drink. A porter with neither chocolate, nor coffee. To be honest, I miss those flavors a little.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agent_persik (672) - 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.

3.7
   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

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heman (636) - Tychy, POLAND - SEP 15, 2016
Barwa ciemno-brunatna, piana mało intensywna. Aromat to przypalony karmel, mocno przypieczona skórka od chleba, czekolada w tle. W smaku lekko słodkie, czekolada, trochę karmelu i anyżkowe cukierki w tle. Goryczka niska, ziołowa.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garlic_of_Doom (627) - 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.


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