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Alaskan Smoked Porter - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,531 Ratings
THE BROS
92
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Ratings: 1,531
Reviews: 906
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 270
Gots: 254 | FT: 18
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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Crosling

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4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pitch Black. The head is dense, off white, thin, mostly diminishing

Vanilla, mesquite smoke, sweet malts, chocolate, coffee and cocoa in the nose. Smells like a very good porter with subtle smokiness.

There is really no better to way to describe this but to say that it is a wonderfully complex porter along with a very subtle smokiness. Roasted malts, chocolate, toffee, coffee beans and vanilla . Pleasant smokiness throughout but what I like about it is that it finishes with the porter notes and leaves the smoke behind. Very nice finish. Lingering. Great Beer.

1999 Vintage:

4.0
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4.5

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2004 08:14:35 | More by Crosling
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Alaskan Smoked Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,531 ratings.