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Alaskan Smoked Porter - Alaskan Brewing Co.

Alaskan Smoked PorterAlaskan Smoked Porter

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,462 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1462
Reviews: 902
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,462 | Reviews: 902 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Nerudamann:
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Nerudamann

Oregon

3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - dark brown or black with about half a finger's worth of foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell - a smoked ham or bacon type of smell.

Taste - tastes much like the smell, it tastes like drinking smoked bacon or beef jerky. Bitter taste in the late middle that lasts into the finish, but fades away out of the Aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - pretty well-balanced, not leaning more toward the watery or creamy sides.

Overall - not a bad brew at all. Interesting and good-tasting.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 04:37:45 | More by Nerudamann
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unclekeith

Alaska

4/5  rDev -4.3%

04-19-2014 07:35:36 | More by unclekeith
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

04-16-2014 20:29:17 | More by ramrod666
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funkyaudio

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

04-16-2014 03:18:10 | More by funkyaudio
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

04-15-2014 05:07:43 | More by Blaze5445
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mjurney

Texas

4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2013 edition.

Appearance:
Black color with some ruby red highlights. Thick creamy beige head.

Aroma:
Smoked wood, some charcoal, sweet roasted malts, dark chocolate.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Smoked wood from start to finish, rich, roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, a little charcoal. Bitter finish, very smooth. Body is full, creamy, silky, smooth.

Overall:
It's an outstanding smoked porter.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 21:37:40 | More by mjurney
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BJSmit

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

04-11-2014 21:59:26 | More by Fabiand
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

04-10-2014 19:40:12 | More by PriorDoubleDark
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Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

04-10-2014 18:16:33 | More by rogerdandy
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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tmzl

Slovenia

4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pours with huge, thick, mostly very fine bubbles (some big ones in the middle), head. Good, slow, sticky retention (big bubbles breakdown principle). Leaves a thin, creamy top layer and fair amount of lacing. Dark brown with strong amber hue, can't see through but seems relatively clear.

Smell: Smoked, first associations were of light pork meat but combined with salty notes it creates a raw smoked salmon smell - fantastic. Also some light fruity notes, watermelon and little sweet tomatoes. Porter backbone is present, but light - milk chocolate warmth. It's very clean.

Taste: Light sweet middle, some hints of chocolate, caramel, dates, coffee. Very light sour and mineral notes. All builds up and goes to very clear, clean medium bitterness, mostly ash smoke with a bit of roast. Very smooth, light porter milkiness with light hop presence at the end too.

Mouthfeel: Medium, medium heavy body feel, silky, smooth - very good. Fills the mouth completely.

Overall: It's very clean, the salmon smoke character is very unique and outstanding, porter backbone is barely noticeable. A very interesting example of the style and good representation that the smoke can do some unique and superb shit.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 22:40:58 | More by tmzl
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Alaskan Smoked Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,462 ratings.