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Alaskan Smoked Porter - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,574
Reviews: 913
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 295
Gots: 264 | 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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3/5  rDev -28.1%

Allebaram, Monday at 05:01 AM
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3.44/5  rDev -17.5%

anthony-martinez, Sunday at 09:44 PM
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2.75/5  rDev -34.1%

kds2437, Sunday at 01:30 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

DutchcdnTEXAN, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

MichaelBuck, Sep 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

efsulliv, Sep 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Love this beer. Great for cooking and ages really well in the bottle.

Joshua_Hill, Sep 17, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -1.7%

stumac, Sep 15, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -34.1%

st9647v3, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Had on tap at Bryant Lake Bowl, Minneapolis
Smokey aromas over light roast, chocolate.
Palate the smoke flavors are not heavy handed - they work well with the porter dark malts and do interesting things with some of the chocolate, caramel and vanilla flavors.
Medium full body, medium to medium low carbonation.

pat61, Sep 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Sanchezrox23, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Rmbuns, Sep 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

assman79, Sep 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

gelasin, Sep 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

MonkeyBread, Sep 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

nicksanch81, Sep 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

kylehay2004, Sep 06, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +5.5%

2012 vintage.
Almost black, a very dark brown. One finger light beige head, quick to a frothy sticky lace and a thin layer on top.
Smoke and dark chocolate in the smell, some of that "bacon" aroma too. Roasted malts, bit of coffee, some wood, low raisin, dry citrus peel and some other dry dark fruit.
Starts fruity, somewhat acidic, with plum, raisin, faint blood orange pulp, red apple mixed with rich creamy chocolate, not extremely dark. A bit of caramel, some salted toffee, getting to nice roasted malts with just a bit of coffee bean. Bit of woody cinnamon, faint dark licorice. Finishes with American bitter hops, some charcoal, and this is also where the smokiness shows up, not huge, but a perfect addition at this stage.
Aftertaste is smokey, ashy, but lifted by the nice hops and not just dry and bland. Great balance from start to finish. Medium body and carbonation, not totally smooth, but instead very easy to drink.
Lots of rich flavors, a great smoked American (!) porter, especially considering it's one of the most accessible on the (international, even) market.

dcmchew, Sep 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

vma, Sep 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Refreshing flavor, grows on with more sips than one.

Earthling28, Sep 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

HungarianCount, Sep 02, 2014
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1/5  rDev -76%

BrockWilliams, Aug 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

2004 Vintage.

Amazingly the smokiness is still very much present, although unfortunately most of the porter flavours have perished so it ends up tasting watery. Quite the opportunity though, to try this old a vintage.

abeeronthebeach, Aug 25, 2014
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Alaskan Smoked Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
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