Saku Őlletehas (Carlsberg)
Brewed at Aldaris (Carlsberg)

Style: Baltic Porter
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia


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RATINGS: 346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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.

Reid's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reid (2135) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2013
50cl bottle from "Lifesource" Salem. $3.49 Pours a dark brown with a nice sized tan head. Dark chocolate,treacle and dark fruitiness abound in the nose. Smooth treacle,molasses taste, some hints of elderberry and blackcurrant,slightly salty,finishes with alcohol. Ok palate good but average for style This is OK a good beer but sadly for me not a good Baltic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackBeerPG (126) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Taste has coffee and chocolate malt. Very dark brown, semi opaque, complex bold coffee bean semi sweet. Full body, thick tan head with little lace. A bit of a kick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Turtles (956) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2015
500ml bottle at My Friends house. Dark brown, small beige head with some lacing. Chocolate nose, herbal and grassy aroma. Light and sweet mouthfeel, mild carbonated. Sweet taste, chocolate,malt, hay and grass. Short dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (3019) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Bottle: Deep brown pour with a large, foamy brown head. It’s sweet, lots of dark fruit and molasses fill the air. Some dark chocolate and a little bit fruity. Taste is distinctly sweet... plenty of dark pitted fruits, more molasses, and chocolate. If there was a little more roasted malt to balance out the heavy sweetness this would be a winner for sure. As is a little too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (2055) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle shared at home. Almost black with beige head. Licorice, sweet grains, light coffee and milk chocolate, lots of dried plums, raisins, light herbs. In the finish some cardboard and salmiak. Medium sweet with dry light bitter finish. Medium bodied with slick feel. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goozen (3562) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle 0,5ltr: Very dark brown colored brew with an smoked ham-like smell when opened the bottle. Dry bitter taste and hints of roasted malts, caramel and coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (2015) - ALSACE, FRANCE - AUG 19, 2015
Couleur noire, forte mousse beige. Nez de caramel cuits, malt toasté et note de fruits noirs. Gout de caramel cuits et fruits noirs cremeux avec note de chocolat et sucre en fin de bouche. Corps assez cremeux. Fin longue caramel cuit. Vraiment pas mal, complexe et gouteuse...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cerbier (559) - - AUG 8, 2015
0,5l Flasche. Schwarzes Bier mit cremiger beiger Schaumkrone. Riecht nach Caramel und Röstmalzen. Im Geschmack angenehm nach Röstmalzen und Getreide.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (4951) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle 50cl, a brown beer with low off white head. Nose is on caramel and toasted caramel, with touch of plum. Aroma is on a creamy toasted caramel, biscuit and chocolate, quite sweet, blond caramel notes too, light spaces, plum notes at the finish, light vanilla notes. Good beer, smooth with good complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidtjm (976) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is sweet. Taste is nutty, sweet, toffee, malty, little bitterness. Enjoyable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nordic (337) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle 0,5. Pours dark brown, non transparent. Aroma: plums, raisins, spicy. Taste: roasted, coffee, chocolate. Good beer.

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