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Alaskan Smoked Porter - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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93
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1,521 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,521
Reviews: 906
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 268
Gots: 250 | 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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Reviews by JayQue:
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JayQue

Virginia

4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brought a 2007 back from my Summer 2008 trip to Alaska. Drank it 2 September 2009. I had it on-tap in Juneau at the Hangar. Wanted to compare it to the bottle. Still great!! The flavors might be a little less intense than on-tap, but the aging made this much smoother. With the fresh, I thought 22 oz would be enough. With the 2007 bottle, I could have swilled this all afternoon. Still black color, nice size tan head and thick lacing. The smoky smell and taste still dominate over the malt and coffee and there is still a smoked salmon type of flavor lurking around there somewhere. Mouthfeel is rich and creamy. The smokiness is just right. Drinkability is better than I remembered with the fresh...just a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2009 18:16:34 | More by JayQue
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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.

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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
S - huge smoked aroma - reminds me of smoked salmon. Roasted barley, chocolate, grain, caramel present as well
T - heavy smoked malt, biscuity, caramel, toasty, spicy earthy hops provide nice moderate bitterness and perfect balance
F - full body, creamy and smooth, pleasant carbonation, finishes semi-dry and spicy
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Alaskan Smoked Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
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