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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)
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busterthecat

Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Finally got a bottle of this to try. 2008 bottle. Poured into a Duvel Chalice.

A- Pours a semi-transparent brown hue from bottle. A light fizzy head forms, soda like. The head quickly fades and the beer sits a very dark soft shade of brown in glass as a nice stream of carb bubbles cut through the mid of the beer.

S- Lots of sweet smooth smoke. Mesquite like quality. reminds me of BBQ or a campfire. Thats really it, damn smokey, in a good way.

T- Lots of smoke, similar to aroma. Some roasted malt present, but smoke is dominate. Slight chocolate peaks through in end as warms. Kinda basic and one dimensional. Was looking for more depth.

M- Smokey flavors start full but quickly fade. It comes in a bit thin and watery for my liking with this smokey of a flavor. Wet through entire sip. Flavors don't linger long on palate.

O- Rather disappointed with this brew. I will try to buy a newer bottle to compare, but was looking for much more depth. The smoke aroma & taste is done very well, but that all you really get. Easy to drink, but a bomber gets kinda boring about a 1/3 through. Needs much more malt presence to fill in the voids.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2011 02:28:28 | More by busterthecat
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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.
93 out of 100 based on 1,461 ratings.