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Alaskan Smoked Porter - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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1,536 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,536
Reviews: 907
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 273
Gots: 254 | FT: 17
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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Reviews by Ego:
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Ego

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

got this from LiquidSolutions.com a while ago, 2005 vintage.

eyes...
one full finger of dark tan foam, lacing is a bit hard to describe, it kind of rides up the sides of the glass and then slinks back down like a blanket being pulled from a bed, color is black as night, opaque. the head "looks" creamy a good looking porter.

nose...
nice smoke tones (duh), you can really smell the wood but it is not overly done like some smoked beers that remind you of smoked sausage etc. a bit of sweetness and a hint of dry cocoa. nice.

taste etc...
carbonation is a bit active taking away from the smoothness, the smoke flavor is there after the sweetness of the malt fades, body is medium to full but the carbonation is distracting, also there could be more smoke flavor in the overall mix, this one winds up being a tad too sweet for my tastes and the depth of flavor is not all there. This leaves the mouth dry with a hint of cocoa as well. It sort of lacks depth but is good nonetheless.

verdict?
probably something I wouldn't mind picking up now and again if it was local, but other than that just another good beer in the pack.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2007 03:23:25 | More by Ego
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Alaskan Smoked Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,536 ratings.