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Alaskan Smoked Porter - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,566 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,566
Reviews: 913
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 295
Gots: 257 | FT: 16
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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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

From the 2012 vintage bottle. Sampled on January 1, 2014 - my first beer of the new year.

The pour is inimitable and as perfect as it can be with its extra dark brown to jet black color and softly floating tan head that leaves lacing on the glass.

The aroma is also about as perfect as it can be for a smoked porter with a full smoky cheddar cheese note balanced by dark malts, coffee, and fresh out of the earth hops.

The body was a slight letdown because I had hoped it would be fuller. Instead it was in the thin to medium range.

All I could think of when I tasted it was snacking on Grafton Village Cheese smoked cheddar ends (from Vermont). Along with the smoked cheese appeal I picked up a flavor of dark fruit, dark roasted malts, and a fine dry hopped finale that lingers briefly then fades.

This has been on my wish list for several years and it lived up to every whisper of hype I ever heard about it.

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5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Alaskan Smoked Porter 2008 Edition.

Rich dark brown body, with a thick large mocha head.

Excellent smoke in the aroma. Thick deep intoxicating layers of smokiness, underlays of chocolate, and hefty backing of roasted malt. Aroma is absolutely huge, and perfect for the style.

Hefty amounts of roasted malts attack the palate immediately. Followed closely by some insanely deep highly complex smoky notes. The roasted notes, and the smoke, blend perfectly creating a flavor tone that is just absolutely amazing.

This is perfection, this beer nails the head on everything. Insanely complex and with no apparent faults, this one easily deserves a 5.
Best Smoked Porter in the world.

HoustonTX, Dec 01, 2008
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This stuff is fantastic. I took on a bottle of the 2004 vintage on July 1, 2005. This is a void in deep space black. Not too bubbly, which really enhanced the mouthfeel and drinkability. Wonderful smokey taste, touch of bitterness, just overall fantastic beer. This went really, REALLY well with BBQ hamburgers. The smoked porter is now a regular for the cookout season. Give it a try.

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Alaskan Smoked Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,566 ratings.