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RATINGS: 319   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2338) - 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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhammaren (1073) - FINLAND - SEP 5, 2014
.5l bottle from Rimi Tallin Pours dark ruby red with medium high tan creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts, dark bead, dark malts, plums and some nuts. Coffee and mudcake. Flavor is dark bread, dark malts, syrup and plums. Hint of alcohol at the end. Medium bodied beer with warm, soft mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (7437) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2014
Tiefschwarzes Bier mit ordentlicher beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, reife Früchte, Gewürze, Salz. Geschmack süß schokoladig, fruchtige Noten, Karamell, Zucker, leicht alkoholisch.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (1507) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2014
Huge beige head on the black-brown body with dark ruby tones. Crocheted and curtain’ish lacings. Aroma; roasted malts, black syrup, prunes and (straw)berries, chocolate, flowers. Taste; sweet roasted malts, hints of hops, mocca coffee with caramel syrup droplets, very modest liquorice notes, notes of some berries. On palate somewhat dry, nice body, soft carbonation. Finishes with warmth, dark roasted caramels, hoppy hints and anonymous berries. Overall an easy decent porter. [50cl brown spec.btl 6.9%abv BB25.03.15]

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3132) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2014
At cafe local . Pours black , good white head . Smell is a bit roasted malts , bit fish-aspects . Good carbo , nice mouthfeel . Taste is chocolaty . Sweet , , coockies , bit malts , some sugar . Very nice !

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foffern (1227) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle at home. Has a black colour with a light brown, big head. A bit careful aroma of roasted malt, coffee and some dark chocolate. The flavour is similar but feels more roasted. Has a slick and soft mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A light, balanced and easy-drinking baltic porter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarkoNm (537) - 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 (2022) - 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 (421) - 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 (2159) - 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 (168) - 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.


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