Saku Õlletehas (Carlsberg)
Brewed at Aldaris (Carlsberg)

Style: Baltic Porter
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia


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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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 (2276) - 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobroman (823) - Torun, POLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Tasted on 08.07.16. Very pleasant aroma of burned malts with reisins, dried fruits, chocolate and a bit of alcohol. Durable beige head with some lacing. Clear dark brown colour. Sweet bitter-sweet taste of malts, chocolate, fruits and not too annoying alcohol in finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glacier (168) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 9, 2016
Kolor czarny, Piana intensywna, ładny lacing. Zapach słaby, czekoladowy, słodowy. Spore wysycenie. Zapach słaby, gorzka czekolada, trochę kawa. Czuć paloność. Przeciętny porter, mało wyrazisty, choć pijalny. Za mało treściwy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minihame2 (439) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2016
Slightly translucent, black body with some tan lacing. Aroma has malts, rye bread and mämmi. Taste is a bit sweet, some malts but not getting any roastiness. Mouthfeel is soft and smooth, light carbonation. Decent porter although I prefer mine a bit more stronger and maltier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KarlPopper (64) - Krakow, POLAND - JUN 19, 2016
Although the beer was cold at first it still gave a very good aroma of burnt malts: sweet coffee or strong malt coffee, cocoa, slight hint of prune in chocolate. The aroma maybe could be stronger but as for the beer with a lower blg than many other baltic porter’s (judging from quiet low abv - 6.9) it is great. The head is great looking, beige and lasting, wonderfully sticks to the glass. The beer is very drinkable, sweetness gives an impression of slightly thicker body that it is in fact and the bitterness from burnt malts and some hops balances this sweetness. The aftertaste of the cocoa, sweet coffee or intensive malt coffee intensifies the impression of a hick body. It is a great feeling to drink such a porter and it is extremely drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Deejay1010 (1) - Beccles, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2016 does not count
Wonderful smooth, velvety texture. Superb Burnt chocolate aroma. AND AMAZINGLY drunk this one from fridge on warm June afternoon watching European cup football on TV. Watched England beat Wales 2-1 alone so GREAT COMPANY !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rostetti (129) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2016
Pours very dark beer with a small tan head. Aroma has a lot of licorice, but also aroma of coffee can be smelled. Tastes a lot like licorice and leaves a dark bread aftertaste. Decent porter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ollemies (63) - - APR 3, 2016
Soft/small hints of hops aroma. Average looks. Taste is soft balsamic and a sweetish aftertaste. Very soft body. Like silk in my mouth. Very nice porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neverleaveopen (245) - GERMANY - MAR 24, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2016 clear dark brown with a fine head. aroma of bread, coffee, caramel. well-balanced taste. good finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (5643) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 28, 2016
500ml bottle picked up at tres bonne. pours out dark brown almost black topped with a tan head. nose is lots of chocolate sweetness some roast licorice and fruit notes. Taste is more of the chocolate a nice roast and plenty of the sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joakgust (1321) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2015
Bottle. Clear dark brown beer with a large beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, mocha, bread, cream and chocolate. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, bread, herbs, mocha and chocolate. Well balanced.

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