Saku Õlletehas (Carlsberg)
Brewed at Aldaris (Carlsberg)

Style: Baltic Porter
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia


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RATINGS: 390   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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Theydon_Bois (19506) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle on Rugby Corroi night @20MR thanks to SP, 06/03/13. Very dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head. Nose is roast malt, light coffee tones, dark fruits, toffee. Taste comprises dark malt, hint of chocolate, dark treacle toffee, molasses, tar, leather, slightly burnt aspects. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation lending towards a dry finish. Pretty basic average fayre with zero hidden depths for a 6.9% Baltic Porter !

saxo (18301) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2006
Bottle. Small tan head. Dark brown color. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Taste is chocolate, coffee and licorice. Good porter.

TBone (17532) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2005 Bottled
Black opaque color. Small lightly tanned head vanishing quickly. Good deal of carbonation. Aroma is sweet caramel and thin coffee. Taste is sweet prunes and some roasted malt. Finishes bitter with some hops and alcohol gives warming feeling. Certainly a winter beer! (6/4/7/3/14 3.4)
Re-rated (BB 06/2006)
Roasted, coffeish and warming. I like this more and more. (7/5/8/4/16 4.0)

Dedollewaitor (16158) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 14, 2007
Dark brown with a brown creamy head. Malty caramel aroma - easy roasted malts & metal. Smooth roasted malty taste more caramel than coffee with again a metallic note. Slight sweet with a dry bitter end!

FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 13, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2008 500ml Bottle.
Baltic version of "porter" - more like a stout. Good at all temperatures, refreshing cool even though it’s sweet and strong. Ignore the label - this isn’t "smooth". This is a dragster ride with thick black tyres and smoking tarmac! The first drop will cover your tongue with a spicy sweet stoutness. Punchy burnt maltiness in abundance.

MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 10, 2007
Bottle, 7.5%. Mildly bready aroma, I do not get any roasted notes or the like. Black colour, big stable light brown head. The flavour is a lot more powerful than the aroma. Slightly sweet liquorice flavour, turning more bitter before going liquoricy again. Good, sticky mouthfeel. Very nice.

Benzai (15608) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2012
50cl bottle shared with Dutchdrebus. Very dark brown to black color with a nice deep dark red glare coming through. Full sized beige to light brown head that lasts for a decent while. Smell malts, dark malts, leaves and slightly sweet. Low to medium carbonation and body. Bit disappointing imo.

bhensonb (15194) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Bottle. Great aromas of plum and raisin - aka dark fruits. Brownish mahogany color with a beige/tan head that flattened and ringed rapidly. Full bodied with mild, very creamy carbonation. Flavor is definitely those dark fruits, and it calls to mind Old Peculier, but on roids. It’s sweet, and there’s some toasted malt and hop to balance that, but "on balance" the taste and the finish is sweet. But it is wonderful in the mouth. The fruit is just fantastic. Some chocolate notes show up in the finish.

Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2006
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. This is not my first, I had one in Tallinn on our Balticum-summertrip, but this is the first time I rate it !! Black - small white head. Roasted, burned, raisins, chokolate, coffee - very nice, I will bye this beer again.

Tmoney99 (14481) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2010
Bottle. Poured dark brown color with a large light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium toasted malt aroma. Medium body with smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with medium sweet finish of moderation. Average porter.

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