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Alaskan Smoked Porter - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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1,521 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,521
Reviews: 906
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 268
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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Reviews by stoutfiend27:
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stoutfiend27

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bomber served slightly chilled..

a-black in glass...when held up to light gets a dark brown cola color..nice two finger tight khaki head..lacing is there but sure for how long...carb appears quite nice

s-roasty and smokey...campfire'ish....peaty..with some mellow coffee and more roast..

t-starts off with subtle coffee and bitterness...the smoke comes in and is meaty...nice peat quality...the hops def are their to bitter and balance this out...finishes strong and smokey..

m-a little thin for me..but it has great carb...prickly and no alcohol detected...just wish it were a bit more chewy..

d-loving this...could have a bomber or two in a night..the abv is not over the top...and the subtleness of all the flavors make this an interesting brew..

coming from someone who quite hasnt learned to appreciate rauchbier i was expecting an onlslaught of smoke but it just enough to make this a unique brew..big thanks to ghengis22 for sending this my way...dont know what id do without you james..

2010 bomber received from james....been sick a few days figured id give this a go..

a-black...two finger head...stuck around forever..i think the bubbles supported it...

s-whoa meaty smoke...this is far more smokey than i remember it being a year or so ago when i originally tried....the roast barely breaks through the smoke

t-dry peaty smoke up front...some chocolate and roast contribute to the middle with a little sweetness as well...this beer finishes on a smokey roasted note...

m-still a tad thin as i remember in my last review...but the carbonation is excellent...there is a slight twang that i cant put my finger on either

d-this bomber is enough for me of this vintage...maybe time will tame it some

overall i remember the last bottle i had being more refined maybe it was an 09...maybe time would do this some good...still a very interesting beer

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2011 01:45:59 | More by stoutfiend27
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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.

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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L - tall, creamy tan head sits atop a blackened ale, head retention is good, leaving some lacing as it fades
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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 1,521 ratings.