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Alaskan Smoked Porter - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,551 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,551
Reviews: 909
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 292
Gots: 256 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
The dark, robust body and pronounced smoky flavor of this limited edition beer make it an adventuresome taste experience. Alaskan Smoked Porter is produced in limited "vintages" each year on November 1 and unlike most beers, may be aged in the bottle much like fine wine.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 10-18-2001)
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BrockWilliams


1/5  rDev -76.1%

08-27-2014 01:07:25 | More by BrockWilliams
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abeeronthebeach

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

2004 Vintage.

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
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mudboneINla

California

3.4/5  rDev -18.7%

08-24-2014 20:55:32 | More by mudboneINla
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pwogle

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

08-22-2014 05:29:09 | More by pwogle
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Benish

Wisconsin

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
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rudedude985

California

4.52/5  rDev +8.1%

08-19-2014 23:28:28 | More by rudedude985
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sjrodriguez

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-13-2014 01:03:10 | More by sjrodriguez
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Kenai4

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-12-2014 05:12:31 | More by Kenai4
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andrewcovey


4.24/5  rDev +1.4%

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Beardo

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

08-11-2014 17:03:29 | More by Beardo
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BraveMountie

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

08-09-2014 23:41:43 | More by BraveMountie
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mfield14

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-08-2014 23:36:14 | More by mfield14
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rkarimi

Colorado

4.28/5  rDev +2.4%

08-07-2014 22:13:54 | More by rkarimi
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AndyCowles75

Netherlands

3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

08-07-2014 06:51:52 | More by AndyCowles75
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

08-06-2014 06:06:10 | More by zestar
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JoelClark

Idaho

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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mabermud

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.3%

08-02-2014 00:32:18 | More by mabermud
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sonnydeezy

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-31-2014 04:43:01 | More by sonnydeezy
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pintofparadise

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

07-29-2014 02:39:09 | More by pintofparadise
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

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
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mostfadedone

California

5/5  rDev +19.6%

07-23-2014 19:13:11 | More by mostfadedone
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jessicajoann

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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Sellen

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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jmtpi

France

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-16-2014 14:08:30 | More by Iamjeff6
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Alaskan Smoked Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,551 ratings.