Saku Õlletehas (Carlsberg)
Brewed at Aldaris (Carlsberg)

Style: Baltic Porter
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia


on tap

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RATINGS: 386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
after4ever (8019) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2007
500. Thanks, TheWolf! Pours dark opaque black with a thick, sudsy, moussy tan head. No lace to speak of. Big sour milk chocolate nose. Dark fruit there, too, maybe plums. Big bubbly attack, with plenty of flavor and a nice, slightly oily body. Chocolate and dark fruit all over the place again on the mid-palate. Clingy, slightly sour and tannic finish. Aluminum and brown apples there? Maybe...a beer shipped in July could suffer that fate. Tasty but not a mind-blower.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5351) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 15, 2007
From a bottle, thanks oh6gdx. The body was black with an orangeish khaki head. The aroma was chocolate with some amaretto liquer. There were also some pears. The taste was apricots with some light milk chocolate notes. Some caramel notes kick in later. Low carbonation. The body was fairly thin and slick, especially for the abv. A nice Baltic Porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (8562) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2007
Clear black colour, has a creamy head, mostly lasting. Aroma has bread and roasted notes. Flavor mainly sweet. Finish perhaps a bit bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (13888) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2007
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Brown colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Strong nice licorice notes. Average finish. Creamy palate. Nice baltic porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2007
Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. Full taste porter, lots of roasted malt. Some coffee, a little bitter chocolate, sweetness and even saltiness. Fine milk chocoalte head. Bitter, sooty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (7008) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2007
Bottled. Thx gnoff. Black with a beige head. Sweet aroma from a lot of dried fruits. Lightly burnt flavour with prunes, chcolate, brandy oak and cocoa. Pretty bitter and lightly vinous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (10152) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2007
(50 cl bottle, thanks oh6gdx!) Black color, brown head. Metallic, grainy and sweet raissinous scent. Also some chocolate an dalcohol. Coffee and roasted malt taste, molasses and anise. Smooth mouthfeel. Long roasted aftertaste. Low bitterness. Mix very nice when sampling it with some 86% cocoa dark chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2007
(Bottle, thanks Gnoff) Pours dark brown. Dusty dark roasted malt aroma with notes of caramel sweetness and some dark fruits. Prunes, figs and raisins. A bit vinous with some earthy undertones. Complex chocolate and dry cocoa flavour with a light caramelly touch. Not to sweet and light bitter with a tiny dryness. Also some salty notes. Medium body. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Furseth (2158) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2007
Bottle: Black colour, with brown head who died fast. Aroma of hay,gras,dark chokolate, som raisin.Flavor is almost the same, some coffe is there to.Light to medium body, short to medium finish. Nice porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (48080) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2007
Bottle. Clear dark brown / black color with a large frothy good lacing mostly lasting light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, burnt, coffee, sugar, alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter (burnt bitter) with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic.

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