Saku Porter | Saku Brewery LTD

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saku Brewery LTD
Estonia
saku.ee

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by atis on 04-20-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
42
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
12.32%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Photo of flyingpig
3.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml bottle from Carrefour Express, Warsaw (3.99 PLN):
This one was quite a big, strong beer that opened with a lot of sweetness thanks to the chocolate & caramel flavours sitting on top of a sugary base & some warming alcohol nearer the end. There was a nice complexity to this one as well as a good balance, I felt it was slightly stronger than a 6.9% beer should be but it was still highly drinkable & one well worth trying; I'd go as far as to say that I'd have it again if it was more readily available in the UK.

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Photo of detgfrsh
2.78/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

From an undated half liter bottle. I think this is the correct listing, though my bottle says 6.9% ABV. Pours black with a finger of fluffy tan head. Smells of malt and chocolate. Taste starts out malty, but is quickly overpowered by sweetness. Disappointing. I prefer porters dry and a little on the bitter side. This one is way too sweet.

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Photo of stevoj
3.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Sweet dark malts prevail in both aroma and taste. Black with foamy beige head. Molasses mostly, with some roast grains, chocolate and a smidge of hops. No evidence of alcohol warmth. Smooth.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of -DF-
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djrn2
3.37/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, faint coffee. Taste sweet roasted malt & chocolate, cola, faint molasses, caramel.

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3.88/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Kiro
3.55/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of ClarenceClawmons
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Appearance: Head looks like a latte while the body is like jet-black freshly brewed coffee. Attractive pour.

Smell: Sugarcane-like smell, not too strong

Taste: Immediate hints of dark chocolate followed with a raisin taste, aftertaste lingers as a sweet molasses. Incredibly sweet beer.

Mouthfeel: More carbonation than I expected, lively but not overwhelming

Overall: This beer is simply too sugary for my tastes. Perhaps it would pair well with food, as I had this on its own. Would not go out of my way to buy it again but wouldn't say no if offered.

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Interesting take on a porter from Saku. Porter pours a thick brownish black with rich tan head
and very light lacing. Head never seems to die down much on this offering. Nose of bakers
chocolate, black cherries, leather like aroma, bread, and deeply roasted sweet grains. Taste
is up front sweet, almost to a detriment of the other flavors. Grown sugar and root beer like
flavors overwhelm this brew with a hint of cherry on the background. Mouthfeel is slick and
oily----very cloying to say the least. Much like the Russian styles this is alcohol heavy and
up front smack you around sweet. It lacks balance. Decent but not great.

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of s4s
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Received in trade from RobertDale, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a solid dark brown color with a decent sized khaki head that persists quite well. Aromas of bread, caramel, a bit of cherry and plum and a little wet cardboard. The flavor is fairly sweet with lots of brown sugar and caramel. Hints of chocolate, dark fruits, and earth round out the flavor. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a chalky ashy creamy mouthfeel. Kind of sweet and sticky, but somewhat drinkable.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Weli
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark brown, almost black, but with good clarity , tan head appears when poured but quickly dissipates

S-Vanilla, caramel, roast malts, alcohol, dried stone fruit

T-Tastes quite bitter for a porter almost has a baking cocoa flavor, a bit dry and acidic, maybe a hint tannic. Some roasted malt sweetness, but with a lingering bitter finish. Like a good cup of coffee

M-medium bodied medium carbonation

O-Not a bad porter! actually one of the better Baltic beers I've had. To my mind it tastes more like a foreign export stout though than a Baltic porter as it has a definite roast barley bite to it.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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2.75/5  rDev -23%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of petluo
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of fionn13
3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.57 out of 5 based on 42 ratings.
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