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Alaskan Smoked Porter - Alaskan Brewing Co.

Alaskan Smoked PorterAlaskan Smoked Porter

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,464 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1464
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)
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Nugganooch

California

4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2012 - 22oz bomber with my FW snifter

A: Deep dark body. Black as stout. Sits plump in my snifter with some streaming micro bubbles flowing up to a few cm’s of sand paper looking head. Moderate retention swirls outward leaving behind some wispy strands of lace.

S: Smells of dark roast malts enriched with BBQ smoke. Has an earthy presence of wet grains and a bit of blackstrap molasses. Real meaty smoke aroma with hints of leather and tobacco. Nice and smoky but not overpowering the senses.

T: Flavors are rich with deep roasted malts and an all-encompassing meaty BBQ smoke. Jerky like with some spices and a bit of charcoal noted. I get smoked almonds with some tangy dried cherry and licorice. There is a damp earthiness and some burnt pines in there with a moderate to low level of perceived bitterness and a bit of astringency from the smoke. Notable but not completely off-putting. Alcohol is well hidden and only starts to make an appearance in the second act. Quite robust in flavors.

M: Soft fluffy mouth feel makes this one a smooth and creamy delight. Moderate heaviness to it overall. A little drying action towards the finish with a slight constricting astringency.

D: This is a very nice smoke beer. The Alder wood smoke is unique in flavor and dominant here but not over abundantly so. Has a nice spiced meatiness to it. Balanced well with a delicate feel and ample roast character. Probably one of the finest smoked beers out there although I have only had a few. Definitely the best thing Alaskan Brewco is putting out.

Worthy of a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 21:16:55 | More by Nugganooch
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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.

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Alaskan Smoked Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
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