Alaskan Smoked Porter - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,692
Reviews: 921
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 309
Gots: 300 | FT: 17
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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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3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.9/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jrborchert74
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of trevorpost
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barhoc11
3.54/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I am not a huge smoked porter fan but this was decent, although I think I preferred Founders Smoked Porter better.

Photo of mpenske
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MickeyHops
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SitkaSteve
4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Though I've had this several times over the years, this review will be based on this year's batch.
Though I've had this in several different vessels such as snifters, tulips, and pint glasses, today's is in a mug.
The appearance was a nice thick brown color coming close to black. A nice thick luscious tan/off white color lingers in a one finger white foamy head. Light lacing graces around the glass after the head dies off.
The smell has a nice campfire/smoky/bacon meatiness to it. I have noticed as this one does age, a nice chocolate does end up coming out.
The taste copies the smell and allows a nice dry sweet meaty aftertaste with a lingering dry finish.
The mouthfeel sits about a medium on the body with a decent sessionable feel to it. A nice rolling smoky meaty flavoring rolls over my tongue.
Overall, this is at least my standard for Smoked beers. I see its labeled as an American Porter on here, uh...okay, no worries, but this is more than just an American Porter and ages wonderfully.

Photo of Doublicious
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Demi
3.35/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4.2/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.04/5  rDev -3.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -40%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.2/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Appearance: Completely black opaque body with thin off white head that dissipates.


Smell:
Dominated by rich smokiness with additional notes of cocoa, milk chocolate, espresso which gives a roasty sweetness.


Taste:
Initially get dry roastiness and mild bitterness. Smokiness is very subdued in contrast to aroma, but detectable in mid to late finish. Slight sweetness sweeps across palate near mid taste. Lingering slight dryness with mild citrus/ pine of hops.


Mouthfeel:
On point for a porter, without any real thickness to suggest its a stout (which it isn't). Mild to moderate carbonation. Offer a somewhat mild palate-refreshing finish.


Overall:
Solid offering appropriately stating with in the realm of a porter. Smokiness is extremely well done and offer excellent aroma. Would pair well with food.
Recommend.

Photo of duke509
3.52/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of dfillius
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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Alaskan Smoked Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,692 ratings.