1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Alaskan Smoked Porter - Alaskan Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Alaskan Smoked PorterAlaskan Smoked Porter

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,532 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,532
Reviews: 906
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 270
Gots: 255 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,532 | Reviews: 906 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by coldmeat23:
Photo of coldmeat23
coldmeat23

Oklahoma

3.63/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

GLASS: Pint Glass
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees
VINTAGE 2008

This one pours black. Three finger head of brown foam. Very good retention. Lacing is all the way around and slightly sticky.

Big smokiness overpowers most any other scent in this glass. Like a big glass of smoked bacon. Yum!

The first sip is nothing but smoke. As you continue sipping, it starts to level out and some other tastes come forward.
Nice bittersweet chocolate notes. Some light hints of dark roasted coffee. Mild sweetness of dark fruits. A very earthy quality.
The smoke is definitely the main attraction here.

Quite a bit thinner than expected, actually. The carbonation is quite sharp. I'm dissappointed with this aspect of it.

This is a fairly drinkable beer, but I don't think that it would be good for more than one in a session. I think that the smoke would become too much.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2009 03:07:29 | More by coldmeat23
More User Reviews:
Photo of mostfadedone
mostfadedone

California

5/5  rDev +19.6%

07-23-2014 19:13:11 | More by mostfadedone
Photo of jessicajoann
jessicajoann

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-21-2014 14:45:28 | More by jessicajoann
Photo of Sellen
Sellen

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

07-19-2014 17:12:20 | More by Sellen
Photo of jmtpi
jmtpi

France

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-16-2014 19:12:47 | More by jmtpi
Photo of Iamjeff6
Iamjeff6

Virginia

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-16-2014 14:08:30 | More by Iamjeff6
Photo of THoff94
THoff94


5/5  rDev +19.6%

07-14-2014 23:56:29 | More by THoff94
Photo of tectactoe
tectactoe

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-14-2014 17:04:07 | More by tectactoe
Photo of 22Blue
22Blue

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

07-14-2014 13:03:47 | More by 22Blue
Photo of nebuchadnezzer
nebuchadnezzer

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

07-14-2014 06:05:44 | More by nebuchadnezzer
Photo of DrBier
DrBier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-13-2014 23:34:00 | More by DrBier
Photo of I_BYE_MI_BEER
I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-13-2014 15:52:10 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
Photo of mrebeka
mrebeka

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-13-2014 03:48:22 | More by mrebeka
Photo of SitkaSteve
SitkaSteve

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-11-2014 01:46:40 | More by SitkaSteve
Photo of bobv
bobv

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-10-2014 17:59:17 | More by bobv
Photo of Yeti1979
Yeti1979

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-10-2014 15:28:34 | More by Yeti1979
Photo of kwhittle11
kwhittle11


4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-09-2014 07:05:46 | More by kwhittle11
Photo of BearMittens
BearMittens

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-09-2014 04:35:49 | More by BearMittens
Photo of ldhughes3
ldhughes3

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-09-2014 01:18:02 | More by ldhughes3
Photo of bastu
bastu

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-08-2014 07:01:44 | More by bastu
Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
ItsYourBoyBlue

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-07-2014 23:41:26 | More by ItsYourBoyBlue
Photo of mpipe
mpipe

Minnesota

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
Photo of barnzy78
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
T - heavy smoked malt, biscuity, caramel, toasty, spicy earthy hops provide nice moderate bitterness and perfect balance
F - full body, creamy and smooth, pleasant carbonation, finishes semi-dry and spicy
O - finally got to try it and it delivered. I have an affinity towards smoked beers, and this is top notch. I'll definitely buy this if I ever see it again.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 02:31:23 | More by barnzy78
Photo of McNazz
McNazz

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -40.2%

06-30-2014 19:55:07 | More by McNazz
Photo of NorCalAussie
NorCalAussie

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

06-30-2014 14:14:04 | More by NorCalAussie
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Alaskan Smoked Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,532 ratings.