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Alaskan Smoked Porter - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,719 Ratings
THE BROS
92
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Ratings: 1,719
Reviews: 929
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 309
Gots: 312 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 10-18-2001

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.
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Ratings: 1,719 | Reviews: 929 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of poskok
4.88/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Red/brown colour. Smell: smoke, chocolate, bit of dryed dark fruits. Taste: same, with a touch of citrus. Guess the acidity is a result of aging (from 2012). Classic, indeed. Very recommendable.

Photo of Vogie
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a tulip glass. 2014 series.

Pours a dark brown almost black with a half inch of coffee colored head that leaves some lacing and a ring around the edges with tiny bubbles rising to the top. Aromas of campfire smoke, earthy hops, and dark chocolate. Taste is intense campfire smoked malts leading to an earthy hop bitterness. As it warms it almost gets a touch sweeter with more of the rich chocolate qualities coming through to balance the smoke. Mouthfeel is creamy, smoky, heavy body, mild carbonation.

Yum! A mixture of smoky, creamy, chocolatey delicious goodness. Balances out more as it warms. This is what smoked beers are all about.

Photo of donspublic
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of memphischas
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BIll_Currie
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewCrew44
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Simply amazing. Smokiness is there but not overpowering and doesn't have that enormous alcohol taste of most beers you age

Photo of Rudes
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gemini6
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.58/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LehighAce06
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kerrie
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.76/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2012 bottle. Liquid bacon. Some smoke, but balanced out well with the sweet malt backbone. Pretty good.

Photo of Bobloblawlawblog11
2.73/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Tasted like a burnt hotdog, smoked taste was off putting.

Photo of HomebrewBrad
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jd2391
3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drbenderdo
4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Axnjxn
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MidwestBA
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tylerbrowe
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JGam115
3.34/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Russet brown, laced tan head. Surpising. Peaty malt, slightly salty oil, liquid smoke. Dissipating smoke and sweet malt. Meh

Photo of acostuhhh
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mchegash
3.86/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - 4/5
Pours a very dark red-brown, with about 1.5 fingers of tan head.

Smell - 4.5/5
Wonderfully rich and smoky malts. The smoky aroma is quite strong, and also seems a little unique compared to other smoky smells (I assume this is the special alder wood used for smoking). The aroma has an ever-so-slightly sweet aspect to it. There is also a hint of hops.

Taste - 3.75/5
The sip starts with a mellowed-out, only-barely-sweet malt taste, with some slight hop aspects, and proceeds into the strong smoky flavor characteristic of the smell. The smoky aspect is delightful, but besides the smoke flavor, the beer does seem rather flavorless, even watery.

Mouthfeel - 3.25/5
Mediium bodied, yet slightly watery feel. Carbonation is light.

Overall - 3.75/5
I really liked the smoked aspect of this beer. But I felt that outside of that, the beer was fairly flavorless and a little watery. I feel like that could add more richness and fullness to this beer without having to sacrifice the smokiness. Still, I don't regret purchasing this beer.

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of c-rum
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Alaskan Smoked Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
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