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Saku Õlletehas (Carlsberg)
Brewed at Aldaris (Carlsberg)

Style: Baltic Porter
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia

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RATINGS: 351   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkoNm (2133) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUL 8, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2015 Pours a deep black color, topped with a decent tan colored head, retention is also fine. There is a very pleasant chocolate aroma mixed with some raosted aroma as well. The taste is slightly sweet and creamy, chocolate is dominant, followed by roasted feel and coffee. The finish is mildly bitter. All in all a very enjoyable beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (6975) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2015
500 ml. bottle shared. Purchased @ ABC Beers. Black, patchy moldy-looking mocha head. Nose is light licorice, syrup, dash molasses, engine oil & thick honey sweetness, quite syrupy, slick, sweet in a strongly herbal way. Taste is light herbal bitterness coupled with huge herbal, slightly industrial, slick syrupy sweetness, burned herbs, light anise, black licorice, honey sweet, quite a bit of molasses. Slick, touch industrial goopy & strongly syrupy body. Herbal, licorice, anise qualities of these are potentially divisive. Overal this is a surprisingly nice industrial offering, there seem to be a few surprisingly nice Baltic Porters floating around still in that part of the world from industrialized breweries. One can do little wrong with this one, quite pleasant.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
legion242 (2343) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2002
Pale for a porter- more red then black; Head had good density and was khaki colored; Cola and caramel in the nose. Upfront, nice mouthfeel- alcohol decently represented. Roasted flavors are hanging out.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2003
Very dark brown/amber with a tan head. Aroma of caramel and raisons. Creamy body. Flavor of chocolate malt and a little coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2004
Red hints in a deep, dark brown body with a fleeting tan head. Fruit and chocolate in the nose and a light sweet flavor. Decent drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 30, 2010
Pours black with a thin tan head. Notes of chocolate, dark fruits, plum, toffee, brown malt, sugar. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Quite nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeKeller (933) - Kemi, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2012
Bottled. Clear, almost opaque dark brown porter has a licorice and syrupy malty aroma. Taste is sweet malts with chocolate and salty licorice. Full bodied porter with quite strong taste.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (5676) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Pours purplish-black with a thick, dark tan head....large frothy bubbles. Scent is malt, slightly roasty....a little wood. Taste is cocoa powder, very sweet, creamy. It’s a dessert. Very, very, tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (2051) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Poured two and half fingers on a pitch black body. The head was quickly gone though. The aroma is faint: roasted and black malt. The taste is darkness with a sweet touch. Burnt and roasted malt with a sweet finish. The texture is smooth with low carbonation. It’s lacking in the smell area but the taste is nice.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanCrusher (848) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - MAY 23, 2013
Bottle 0,50L. Dark brown mahagony colour with small, light brown creamy head that sits down quickly, but doesn’t dissapear. Light malty aroma of caramel, chocolate and roasted malt. Light sweet, cacao taste with moderate bitter aftertaste with mild mouthfeel. Medium to full body, oily texture and light carbonation. Nicely balanced and lighter than Saku Puhade Porter. Very mild and drinkable.


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