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Alaskan Smoked Porter - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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93
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1,527 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,527
Reviews: 906
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 269
Gots: 250 | 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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jampics2

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber bought at AJs foods in Scotsdale. 2008 vintage.

*Note - I'm going to give this genre-bending beer the benefit of the doubt that it deserves. It's clearly not your "typical" American Porter, more of a viscous dark rauchbeer. But, since it's straddling the lines and doing it well, I'm giving it kudos rather than docking points*

Dark black, tan head drops off and all but disappears. No real cling on the lace - only a few stragglers left behind.

Nose is devine. I had a smoked beer a few years ago that opened my eyes to the style. I'm not big on heavy rauch - ie., eye-watering beers that feel like a campfire draft down my throat. But finesse is possible with the style, athe smokey smell mixes with a roast chocoalte malt nose and has perect balance. This smells so appealing!

Taste is SO nice and follows the smell well. Chocolate campfire and peat turn into chocolate covered burnt toast. This is roasty and delicious, but I have a question - since the style guidelines say a porter sholdn't be too roasty, does this get a pass? I say YES! Just like a coffee porter that relys on roast, this wouldn't work without it. Hands down the best smoked beer I've had - Cornerstone Brewing in Berea Ohio makes the second best with their smoked porter. Must try to brew on some day :)

Perfect carb. Med-thick mouth. Not a milkshake, but not a typical malty porter. Well done indeed!.

I feel bad that I need to ding the drinkability due to the uniqueness, but I don't feel like I need another. But it's WAAY more drinkable than other smoked beers or even other porters.

Glad I got to try this absolute legend in the craft community. Thanks for the goodness, Alaskan - this is one amazing beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2009 02:21:08 | More by jampics2
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Alaskan Smoked Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,527 ratings.