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Alaskan Smoked Porter - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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93
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1,518 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,518
Reviews: 906
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 268
Gots: 249 | 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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misterscooter

California

3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark as dark, it is, with a tan head, about a quarter inch, sitting on top. Some lacing that stays pretty wet and slides down the side as you drink it down.

Smells of molasses and dark brown sugar, slightly toasty. Any smoke flavor is old smoke, possibly hickory, but I'm not sure because it was faint and far away.

The coffee mocha flavor in this porter sticks out as well as the brown sugar from the smell. Not too thick for a porter. Syrupy sweet, almost to a fault. The hops are just bitter enough to offset the malt in this. A little more of the smokiness in the dry bitterness.

This is a good beer and a good porter. Looks good, smells good, tastes good and has a good feel. It doesn't really get past that point, though, and the sweetness is a bit more than I want so it makes me less likely to have another. With the 22 ounce bottle, that's a given. But it is still another impressive brew from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2006 05:52:13 | More by misterscooter
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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.

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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
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Alaskan Smoked Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,518 ratings.