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Saku Õlletehas (Carlsberg)
Brewed at Aldaris (Carlsberg)

Style: Baltic Porter
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia

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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
thewolf (12797) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2009
Bottle. [thank you, oh6gdx]
[vintage 2007]
Pours almost black with just some red edges. A big, frothy, off-white head - fine duration. Very pleasant sweet maltiness, some chocolate and roasted malts. Medium carbonation, super mouthfeel - good dryness. Flavour starts with just a tad of metal, but afterwards there are super fine roasted malts, dry hops, chocolate. Super fantastic long dry aftertaste.

3.4
Mariusz (12077) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - OCT 2, 2014
Dark brown, almost black colour with small beige head. Aroma has some malts and some coffee. A light fruity.

3.3
rosenbergh (11793) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2009 500 ml bottle. Finland. Dark brown almost black colour with beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate and hints of coffee. Roasted malty flavour finishing with hints of coffee and hoppy bitterness.

3.5
madsberg (11776) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2005
Bottled: Pitch black coloured. Fluffy brown head. LIght roasty and light burnt maltnotes in the nose. Some cocoa and liqourice as well. Roast, cocoa, burnt flavours. Alcohol and sweetness in the end. Very warming on the lips. Not the most excelling sample of the style, but still a quite good beer.

3.5
BVery (11361) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a really nice cream colored soapy head. Aroma is dark fruit/fig and burnt sugar. Fairly dense palate for a porter. Taste is sugar/sweet, fig/raisin, and a touch of licorice. Good stuff.

3.1
faroeviking (11211) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 4, 2007
Bottle. Pitch black colour. Little light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts and and bitter chocolate. Flavour is roasty, bit sweet with dark fruits, liquorice and good chocolate and then comes the strong alcoholic aftertaste.

3.9
77ships (11026) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2015
500 ml. bottle shared. Purchased @ ABC Beers. Black, patchy moldy-looking mocha head. Nose is light licorice, syrup, dash molasses, engine oil & thick honey sweetness, quite syrupy, slick, sweet in a strongly herbal way. Taste is light herbal bitterness coupled with huge herbal, slightly industrial, slick syrupy sweetness, burned herbs, light anise, black licorice, honey sweet, quite a bit of molasses. Slick, touch industrial goopy & strongly syrupy body. Herbal, licorice, anise qualities of these are potentially divisive. Overal this is a surprisingly nice industrial offering, there seem to be a few surprisingly nice Baltic Porters floating around still in that part of the world from industrialized breweries. One can do little wrong with this one, quite pleasant.

3.7
Fin (10908) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2006
Bottle Citi Bar, Parnu, Estonia 16-05-05. Dark Chocolate brown colour, small tan head, some maltiness in aroma. Malty and roasted taste with some hints of chocolate, very good one of my favourite beers whilst in Estonia.

3.8
gnoff (10891) - Göteborg, 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.

1.8
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Estonian Porter
Date: 12/15/1996
Mode: Bottle
Source: Harry’s

dark ruby red, thin head, sweet carmel malt aroma with a touch of hops, rich malt flavor with carmel sweetness and a bit of chocolate, lingering hop bitterness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 2/10; Overall: 5/20
Rating: 1.8/5.0
Score: 4
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