Alaskan Smoked Porter - Alaskan Brewing Co.
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3.75/5 rDev -10.3%
Amazingly the smokiness is still very much present, although unfortunately most of the porter flavours have perished so it ends up tasting watery. Quite the opportunity though, to try this old a vintage.
08-25-2014 20:08:11 | More by abeeronthebeach
4.5/5 rDev +7.7%
Bottle, poured into snifter glass.
Appearance: black licorice in color. Half inch rich brown head upon aggressive pouring but dissipated quickly. No lacings around the glass.
Smell: smells like BBQ or liquid smoke! Subtle though, not intense. My non-beer drinking wife thought it smelled like smoked meat or cheese. Once again it's not overpowering. It really balances well with the porter.
Taste: upon first sip I couldn't really taste the smoke. But at second sip and third it slowly came in. It's not intense or overpowering. The beer has a slightly burnt or charred taste at the finish and lingers around. There's also a touch of sweetness balancing out the smokiness. It's kind of like coffee with smoke added. Aside from the smokiness, the porter is well-rounded.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, silky and smooth. After each sip, the smoke lingers around in the mouth.
Overall: very impressed. This is the second smoked beer I tried, the first was Epic Smoked Porter. Hands off this was far better than Epic (the Epic smoked porter was still outstanding!) The smoke is more assertive yet not overpowering.
08-20-2014 02:47:41 | More by Benish
4.16/5 rDev -0.5%
A-dark brown black color with a nice tan head and good lacing
S-smoke, dark malt, caramel, chocolate, hint of coffee
T-chocolate, dark roasted malt, coffee, smoky, light molasses, hint of char, very well-balanced
F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy
O-really nice blend of flavors and easy drinking. Enjoyed savoring this one
07-26-2014 01:29:20 | More by MDDMD
Alaskan Smoked Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,551 ratings.