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RATINGS: 335   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThomasE (5174) - 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 (3353) - 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 (322) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (3224) - 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
after4ever (6493) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2007
500. Thanks, TheWolf! Pours dark opaque black with a thick, sudsy, moussy tan head. No lace to speak of. Big sour milk chocolate nose. Dark fruit there, too, maybe plums. Big bubbly attack, with plenty of flavor and a nice, slightly oily body. Chocolate and dark fruit all over the place again on the mid-palate. Clingy, slightly sour and tannic finish. Aluminum and brown apples there? Maybe...a beer shipped in July could suffer that fate. Tasty but not a mind-blower.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2008
Black, nicely creamy beige head. Milk chocolatey aroma with little vegies, metal, and alcohol, quite many off-aromas actually. Neutral milky flavor, dry burned malts, metal, little vegetables. Little charcoal and cocoa in the mildly bitter finish. Almost medium bodied, soft carbonation, light palate for such high abv. Hold on, this is just Saku taurus painted black!

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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (14698) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown color, small tan head. Aroma of medicinal plums. Taste is sweet plums, raisins, dates.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (6711) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle from Urban Wine Cellars, Baltimore. Dark brown with a slight, off-white head. Sweet, dark fruits, rum and molasses aroma. Sweet caramel flavours, with more rum notes continuing to the finish. Not for me.


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