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Alaskan Smoked Porter - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
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1,533 Ratings
THE BROS
92
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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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OldFrothingSlosh

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I received two bottles of the 2001 edition as part of a beer purchase with fellow BA's AKSmokedPorter and PhantomVoDoo. Celebrating the OSU victory last night, I finally broke down and opened a bottle.

Very deep and dark appearance. Barely any head to speak of. Very distinct aroma...smoky...reminds me of that campfire smell in your clothes.

Smoky flavor as well, though definitely less than I expected (this being my first smoke-flavored beer). The inital smoke flavor gives way to a smooth, creamy chocolate malt and hops presence (yet the smoke flavor lingers). As the bottle emptied, it still wasn't difficult to drink. Mouthfeel was excellent, creamy and inviting.

A successful foray into the realm of the smoke-flavored beer. I will definitely keep my last bottle and let it age for a few years.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2003 18:58:20 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
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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

07-26-2014 01:29:20 | More by MDDMD
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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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
S - huge smoked aroma - reminds me of smoked salmon. Roasted barley, chocolate, grain, caramel present as well
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Alaskan Smoked Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
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