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Alaskan Smoked Porter - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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93
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1,535 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,535
Reviews: 907
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 272
Gots: 255 | 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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Mistofminn

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Ben (mothman) for sharing this in Princeton Liquors with Bill and myself. Must write this down before my memory fails me.

Pours a midnight black, but does show some brown color when held into the light. Dense brown head produced.

It's hard to imagine a smokier beer. Granted, I have only had one other beer that was advertised as "smoke," but this is some intense stuff. Definitely not a Rauchbier smoke, there isn't a bacon character like in those. Mostly pure smoke, maybe even some smoked malts.

Taste is...surprise...smokey! Still, it's very mellow. In the background I'm picking up some subtle chocolate and coffee flavors as well, but the smoke almost drowns them out...almost. It's very tasty.

Mouthfeel is slightly dry, possibly from the smoke effect. Drinkability is good too.

I really enjoyed this beer. Thanks to Ben for giving me a chance to try a beer I otherwise would have no business trying. I will definitely seek this out in the future, and would be glad to have it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2009 21:45:33 | More by Mistofminn
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Alaskan Smoked Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
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