Alaskan Smoked Porter - Alaskan Brewing Co.
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Reviews by fsimcox:
4.38/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Wow, what a wonderful beer.
Poured a deep, dark black, like an abyss. Fluffy tan foamy head that dissipates to a thin off-white cover. Some nice lacing.
Smells of smoke, and coffee. A strong smell, but not overpowering. Some roasted malt.
A smooth smoked coffee bean taste. A hint of creaminess up front, roasted malt and coffee, with a mild coffee aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is smokey creaminess, medium body even though it looks heavy. Some carbonation in the middle.
I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. But I do enjoy the roasted and smokey notes found in this porter.
Serving type: on-tap
12-29-2010 14:12:11 | More by fsimcox
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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
Black color with some ruby red highlights. Thick creamy beige head.
Smoked wood, some charcoal, sweet roasted malts, dark chocolate.
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.
It's an outstanding smoked porter.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2014 21:37:40 | More by mjurney
4.24/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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.
Taste: Light sweet middle, some hints of chocolate, caramel, dates, coffee. Very light sour and mineral notes. All builds up and goes to very clear, clean medium bitterness, mostly ash smoke with a bit of roast. Very smooth, light porter milkiness with light hop presence at the end too.
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-02-2014 22:40:58 | More by tmzl
Alaskan Smoked Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
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