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Alaskan Smoked Porter - Alaskan Brewing Co.

Alaskan Smoked PorterAlaskan Smoked Porter

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,461 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1461
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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Reviews by Zorro:
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Zorro

California

4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear super dark brown brew that is just barely transparent to a very strong light.

Smell is smoke and band-aids before you even get it anywhere near your nose. Close sniffing reveals the fruity scents and sweet malt in the brew. The smokiness is very bacon like.

The first taste is a mouthful of smoke with a slight amount of sweetness to balance it out. After your palette adapts to the smoke the fruity flavors come out. I can taste cherries and grapes and a slight alcohol bite. There is a fair amount of bitterness in the aftertaste, but the nice hop kind and not the nasty charred malt type. Far better balanced and smooth drinking than most Rauchbiers.

Excellent Mouthfeel.

Very high Drinkability score especially considering what it is. Very well balanced and super drinkable. And this is from someone that isn't a Stout fan or a Rauchbier lover.

I must try this with Mexican and BBQ!

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2005 03:56:19 | More by Zorro
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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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

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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.

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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.

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Alaskan Smoked Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,461 ratings.