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Alaskan Smoked Porter - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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93
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1,525 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,525
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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smakawhat

Maryland

4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Vintage 2012, poured from the 22oz bottle into a Dogfish Head Ale glass.

Out of the bottle a real golden brown, then hits with a real nice big head and incredibly uniform with a center punch pour. Light coffee tan in color, all thick and cream, and settles to pebbles of swiss chesse with a big slow retention cap. Body is a real nice dark walnut brown, maybe even some hints of red. Faint micro-dots of brown crawl up fast along the side. One impressive looking beer.

Great hints of beechwood Rauch style smoke sensations. Hinting behind is a nice sweet malt, and it feels like cayenne (red hot) pepper. Real inviting, warmth all over, love this dry pepper sense on the nose with smokey aromas, and little sweetness. Can't wait to taste this.

Feel is light for a classic porter body but plenty of room to carry the flavors, and nowhere near as wet. Nose brings the senses to the palate, smokey malt sensations, and a large does of pepper on the finish. Powdery almost curry like finish, but a good amount of malt roast coating prevents drying out. There's a little small tinge of carbonation on the front palate that makes this enjoyable and playful. Mid palate fills with mild senses of milk chocolate and sweetness after multiple sips.

Overall this beer is just a lot of fun. I love how the palate comes across as so varied for this style, and it is real easy drinking. What a lovely brew, wish I could get this all the time.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 22:14:38 | More by smakawhat
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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.

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Alaskan Smoked Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,525 ratings.