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Alaskan Smoked Porter - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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93
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1,533 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,533
Reviews: 907
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 272
Gots: 256 | 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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Floydster

California

4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle purchased from a local store for about ten dollars, split with my dad last night

2007 Edition

Poured into my Stone pint glass with a very dark brown color with a slightly red tint, light definitely goes through when it is held up to the light, 1/2 inch creamy light tan head that stuck around for several minutes, good retention, and some really sticky lacing which was surprising for a porter

Smell was lots of roasted and burned malt, tons of strong smokiness, charcoal scent, faint coffee aromas, toffe, caramel, sweet cream, and a hint of piney hoppiness

Taste was super smoky and dry right off the bat, some chewy malt that was roasted to the maxiumum, nice dry hoppiness to balance it out, once it warmed it became more sweeter, some different coffee and chocolate tastes, hint of black licorice, mostly smoked accents and bitterness when cold but sweet and creamy once it reaches room temperature, last few sips had lots of caramel and more cocoa in it, great taste overall with one of the most smoky tasting beers I have ever had

Body was pretty thick but it was overly carbonated to me, remninded me of the barrel aged Wild Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter I had a couple months back, taste did not last a very long time though, above average mouthfeel

Could drink a few bombers of this and that would be about it because of its heaviness on the stomach, it is not strong and the ABV is pretty low, long lasting taste that keeps you coming back for more and the alcohol is hidden well

Best beer from Alaskan Brewing Company I have tasted yet, but I am expecting big things from their first bottled version of the barleywine, highly recommended, I will be putting some down for a year or two in my cellar, grab some before they are all gone, most places near me sold out already

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2007 01:09:11 | More by Floydster
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Serving type: bottle

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4.99/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Poured into a pint glass. black with a nice head with retention.

Smell: Smoke, caramel, coffee, chocolate nirvana.

Taste: Delivers amazing balance of smooth smoke with an amazing finish. I am in love with the smoked flavor. Doesn't over power like some. So well balanced.

Drinkability: This beer is my go to for the love of beer. If you don't like porters, or smoked beer stay away. if you like smoked porters, this is the one. Stone is close, but not as good.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 21:35:59 | More by mpipe
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barnzy78

Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, 2013 release, dated on label 09/10/13. Picked up in WI by a friend on vacation. I was super stoked to try this, as I've wanted to for years!
L - tall, creamy tan head sits atop a blackened ale, head retention is good, leaving some lacing as it fades
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T - heavy smoked malt, biscuity, caramel, toasty, spicy earthy hops provide nice moderate bitterness and perfect balance
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Alaskan Smoked Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
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