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Alaskan Smoked Porter - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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93
outstanding

1,532 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,532
Reviews: 906
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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Reviews by idResponse:
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idResponse

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2005 Edition Bomber

Alaska is known for it's amazing game and fish... and if you catch salmon the size of the fish in alaska you will inevitably smoke some... so naturally people in alaska had better know how to smoke!

Well, it appears they can smoke their beer just as well as they can smoke their fish!

This looks like a porter, nothing heavily notable about it. dark and hard to see through. The first smell was a heavy woody alder smoke scent that faded to a mild smoked brown sugar.

The taste is wonderful! This is definately an easily consumed porter and tastes better than it smells by far with some overtones of dark fruits and roasted nuts mixed with the superb alder smoke flavor. It's almost like drinking a smoked salmon without a hint of fishy taste!

This is a very wonderful drinkable porter and I highly recommend it. I may go back and grab a couple more simply to put in storage for a while. Very well done!

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2006 14:55:52 | More by idResponse
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Alaskan Smoked Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,532 ratings.