RateBeer
overall
83
47
style

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


italianjohn's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2281) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Dark deep brown to black pour with a thin beige/brown head .... aroma of dark fruits, licorice, roasted .... tastes of roasted malts, dark fruits, light licorice ... lightly bitter with a slight caramel/molasses flavor .... finish is dry and bitter ... actually a nice drinking porter with nice aroma/flavor


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarkoNm (411) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUL 8, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (1784) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 29, 2014
@ John’s Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Clear dark ruby brown, tan head that is slow to recede to a cover, no lace. Taste is sweet caramel malt that becomes much bigger in the palate, then adds coffee with sugar in a mildly carbonated finish. A solid, classic sweet European Porter, worth a look.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mauritsio (378) - FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle bought from some shop in Tallinn. Black with medium brown head. Some smoky and liquorice aroma. Lasting Bitterness. Thick texture. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2007) - New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle for poker excited for Estonia tick. Pours deep brown nice head. Nose is light chocolate and malty. Tastes of flat cola, malt, chocolate, licorice, and some coffee. Thin palate.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jultsu (109) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Täysin tumma ja musta väri, viipyvä vaahto, tuoksusta ei jääkylmänä juuri saa mitään irti, maku lupailee tumman leivän tyyppistä aromia, pikkaisen lämmenneenä maku muistuttaa makeata leipää. Ulkonäyön puolesta ei moitittavaa, maku kyllä valitettavasti jää puolitiehen.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martjoobolut (565) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 16, 2014
0,5L bottle, BB 25.03.2015. Pours black with light tan head. The head stays. Aroma is caramel, potatoes, and burnt sugar. Taste is sweet, caramel, burnt sugar, mild dark chocolate, and slightly metallic. Finish is burnt sugar sweet and bitter. Overall: drinkable for macro brew, too sweet for my taste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (2574) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2014
Tap at Pivo, Oulu. Originally rated 24022012. Colour is dark brown with small head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, some coffee and roasted malts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (1999) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2014
500 ml bottle into a snifter, ABV 6.9% Dark mahogany brown on the body, small beige head, a but thin, with good retention nevertheless. Foam islands left on the surface after it collapses along with light lacing around the glass. Aroma has fruits, milky chocolate , light roasted malts. Taste is refreshingly fruity with milky chocolate, a touch ofroasted malts on the finish, quite sweet in general. Medium body with right amount of carbonation and a nice dryness on the palate. This is surely a highly drinkable beer and it doesn’t show it’s alcohol at all, easy to get carried away with this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Senka (416) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 15, 2014
Yeah, here it goes. I have had this one more than 20 bottles this winter. This is the best Estonian Porter this season. Creamy, dark roasted, loads of caramel and still well balanced and drinkable. A huge surprise from mass brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (352) - CROATIA - MAR 15, 2014
Nice porter with tastes of chocolate, malt, and a hint of molasses. Pours nicely with a light brown head. Very nice beer.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 32


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50