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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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2002
A dark copper color with a fluufy tan head. Head retention good with lace. A brown porter by style. Aroma of chocolate malt and some malt sweetness. Flavor very light with some other sugar flavors which distract form the malt. A basic brown ale.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Indra (2606) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 3, 2002
Medium brownish-amber color with a slight, off-white head. Light, brown-sugary, caramel malt aroma. Spicy, bready flavor, with a decent amount of caramelized, malty sugar and a hint of licorice and alcoholic warmth. Medium bodied and a very carbonated palate. This is more like a dark strong lager in profile.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2003
Poured clear reddish-brown - lighter than I expected for a porter. The head was thick and tan, slowly diminishing, leaving almost no lace. Aroma was sweet - caramel, butterscotch, hints of cherries. Flavor starts sweet, with caramel being the main flavor, finishes with a slight roasted malt flavor that lasts for a bit. Body is medium, slightly tingly carbonation on the tongue, and the slightest bit of alchohol in the end.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - DEC 17, 2004
Bottled. Dark brown colour. Small, very quickly diminishing head. Caramelly, strongly coffeish aroma. Toasted malts and heavy coffee flavour. Lasting medicine-bitter finish. Mediumbodied. Interesting beer, but the medicine bitterness somehow spoiled it for me.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2005
I have a soft spot for Baltic Porters, and while this isn’t really a sophisticated beer, it’s got a good nose and flavour that reminds me of bread pudding. Not bad.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2005
Dark brown colour with a very small tan head. Roasted malty aroma with a weak fruityness. Roasted malty flavor with some coffee bitterness.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sunevdj (3152) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2007 Pours dark with a tanned head. Smells of sweet port and malts. Sweet and malty. Aromas of sweet port and a hint of liquirish and alcohol. Bitter malty finish.

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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!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2004
If this were brewed in Germany it would probably be considered a doppelbock. Reddish brown color. Very caramelly, some medicinal cherry, some alcohol. Slight burn for only 7%, smooth, short finish. I’ve certainly had better.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (2817) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2004
Well, here we go. My first Estonian beer and one of the few brews I’ve tried made in the elusive Baltic porter style. My first impression is that this beers just to damn sweet though it does have a nice medium amber color and a decent head. Normally, i’m a fan of the big sweet beers, eisbock and the like but sometimes if you combine sweetness with dark malts in just the wrong proportions I find it strongly disagreeable. Now, strongly disagreeable may be a bit harsh but I just can’t control my blasted mouth when the ABV climbs over 6.5%. Like all Baltic porters, I’d describe this as more similar to a malty doppelbock than your run-of-the-mill English style. The palate is sticky and thick with just a little touch of the carbonation. I taste some goodness here and there--chocolate, molasses, honey and more but I still don’t really like it. Why!? Well, hell if I know.


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