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Saku Õlletehas (Carlsberg)
Brewed at Aldaris (Carlsberg)

Style: Baltic Porter
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia

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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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (3547) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2014
500mL bottle with the great purple label. You know there just aren’t enough beers with black and purple labels, its a nice color combo. Love the bottle shape and embossing. Bottom of the bottle says beer in a few different languages. Not to mention the awesome price. 2.99 a bottle, nice. Without making too much out of this rating the beer is right on the mark for s Baltic porter. My only complaint is the aroma is over ally layered, a bit of metal sneaking in. The flavor is very strong on lagered chocolate and fumy ash. Pours with a pretty head. Long aftertaste and well lagered.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gripweed57 (1364) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Reddish brown color. Big creamy beige head.soft earthy malt nose. Tasty sweet herbal malt flavor has a coffee-like character. Wonderfully smooth and creamy. Reminiscent of a German Dunkel or Marzen. Quite tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2001
Strong alcoholic nose, balanced with roasted grains. Good baltic porter.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13229) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2003
(SCBE2003): Cloudy red brown with medium beige head. Aroma is dark fruit (raisin), sweet, chocolate. Taste is chocolate, dark fruit, medium sweet, light alcohol warming. Medium-full body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2003
Auburn, slightly darker than an IPA, lighter than an expected porter of any style. Intriguing nose, sour with chocolate and toffee notes. Not even vaguely porter-esque in the traditional style, full of caramel sweetness, some dark fruit, and maybe a bit of chocolate. Finishes dry and a bit sharp, but really isn't at all roasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skinnyviking (8685) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2005
chocolate, coffee, beatiful brown poisenous looking head, man I like it.Probably underestimated by others because of its origin.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MiP (15264) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 10, 2007
Bottle, 7.5%. Mildly bready aroma, I do not get any roasted notes or the like. Black colour, big stable light brown head. The flavour is a lot more powerful than the aroma. Slightly sweet liquorice flavour, turning more bitter before going liquoricy again. Good, sticky mouthfeel. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (4348) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2012
Nice roasted aroma really comes through on this one. Pours very dark with a moderate head. Maltiness is very apparent in the taste and is consistent throughout the length of the drink. Rich and heavier, this is very satisfactory, especially as a more of a dessert beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BitchPls (758) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (6323) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2014
500ml bottle: BBD 24 Oct 14. Cheers Mat for bringing this to the October Shrewsbury bottle swap: shared between four. Pours]ed a dark ruby/brown with a tanned and creamy head. The nose was of sweet malty molasses with some plum like fruitiness. The taste also malty sweet and again with a plum feel, some liquorice also in a flavoursome mixture that had coffee traces within it too. Smooth in taste and body, with only a hint of alcohol coming through: very pleasant in deed.


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