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Alaskan Smoked Porter - Alaskan Brewing Co.

Alaskan Smoked PorterAlaskan Smoked Porter

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1,461 Ratings
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Ratings: 1461
Reviews: 902
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%


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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

2004 edition. Interesting smokey taste and aroma from the unique wood used, well carbonated, perhaps a tad too much. Salt. Intense. Bit of bitterness in finish. Good with grilled meat and fish. Black of course. Quite a nice one and an easy, medium mouthfeel drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2005 05:02:47 | More by Sammy
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UCLABrewN84

California

4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

2009 vintage.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a big 2 inch tan head that fades to a small cap. Nice rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smells of roasted coffee, unsweetened chocolate, campfire smoke, and a earthy wood smell. Very nice to sniff. Taste is similar with smoked malts in the front followed by subdued coffee and slight cocoa powder flavors. There is a woody essence that lingers in the mouth after each sip. Mouthfeel is a bit disappointing. Very low carbonation leaves the beer very thick to drink easily. Overall, this is a great porter with a great smoky taste. I am glad I have a few other bottles in the cellar to enjoy later on.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2011 06:20:04 | More by UCLABrewN84
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wet Kodiak brown bear on a moonless night brown (that one just missed making the Crayola 64-pack). I don't believe that I've ever seen a porter this light rejectingly dark. The malted milk colored cap is compact, creamysmooth and is depositing lace in a virtually unbroken sheet.

The nose consists of a wonderful combination of roasted barley and smoke. Thankfully, the smoke isn't rauchbier-like and is restrained enough for me to appreciate dark chocolate and hops underlying the principal elements of the aroma. "Some think the smoke is tooo strong and some think the smoke is tooo weak, but I think the smoke is juuust right."

This is tasty beer without a doubt. Again, well-roasted barley and wood smoke play off one another nicely. While the flavor is good, it doesn't quite achieve greatness in my eyes, possibly because the body is lighter than expected and results in a beer that lacks some degree of power and presence in the mouth. I know that this is an American porter and not a Baltic porter or a stout, but still...

Yet another facet of the flavor profile is a mellow, fruity tartness. In addition, hops contribute a modest finishing bitterness. The body/mouthfeel is strictly medium for the style and tends to thin out just a tad on the swallow. I'll restrain myself from marking it down, even though I prefer more full-bodied beer. It probably qualifies as nitpickiness, but the carbonation is slightly too sprightly.

Alaskan Smoked Porter is good beer. Bulking up the body would help immensely and would turn it into something special. I can see how some just love it though. This a beer that I'll buy whenever I have the opportunity to do so. 2003 edition.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2005 16:38:55 | More by BuckeyeNation
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I have been waiting a good long while to get my hands on this outstandingly rated brew. My first shot was this relativly young 2006 bottle.

A - Poured a deep dark jet black with a small tan, caramel colored head that did not have much staying power. Low retention led to a quick fade to a skim layer on top and a smll amount of lace.

S - The smell was very strong, knocking you back almost at first. Big smoked flavors were the predominant course here. Small hint at some sugary sweetness and perhaps a bit of a bittering hop in their at the end. But just about anything in there would have been overwhelmed by the absolutly absurdly strong smoked flavors.

M & T - First impression was extremely smmoth, crisp, and damn strong. Tons of flavors in the back here, but I think this may need to sit down for a few to get the strong aromas to mellow and allow some more of the subtle stuff to come though. Great, really light frothy carbonation left the palate feeling cleansed and refreshed. A slight bittering hop could be found in the finish and and a long lingering flavor that I could still taste several hours later!

D - Overall there is really nothing like this. It is a superbly put together brew and I can now see why everyone raves. Would love to try some older vinatge to see if some more complex flavors come out.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2007 00:05:53 | More by mikesgroove
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womencantsail

California

3.25/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer pours a dark brown color with some reddish hues and a short lived khaki head.

S: Big time smokiness to the nose with an intense saltiness and woodiness. There's a slightly meaty aroma to it, too. Some roasted malts and a hint of sweetness underneath, perhaps toffee.

T: As expected, huge smokiness on the palate. Burnt wood and ash with plenty of roasted malt flavor to it as well. A slight chalkiness to the flavor and only a minimal toffee sweetness to the beer.

M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: The smokiness didn't work well with the other flavors here, it just takes over and really dries out the mouth.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2011 07:30:10 | More by womencantsail
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2006 Vintage, tasted in July 2007

Appearance: Pours an espresso brown color with a modest tan head that leaves the occasional splotch of lace

Smell: Dark chocolate and dark fruit with a considerable amount of alder smoke

Taste: Starts out with a bitter, but fruity, dark chocolate flavor that is joined, mid-palate by the alder smoke; after the swallow the flavors magnify into the finish

Mouthfeel: Rich and full-bodied with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Just superb, as always

I was curious about the shelf like of AK Smoked Porter and tried the 2006 again on 7/15/13. Faded, but still drinking fine.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2007 23:27:31 | More by brentk56
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Hogtownharry: Poured a black color porter with a quite big foamy head with some good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of smoked malt is dominating with some dry roasted malt notes also noticeable. Taste is dominated by smoked malt with a well balance mix of dry roasted malt. I enjoyed the fact that while still being a smoked beer it was well enough balance to enjoy other aspect (i.e. roasted malt). Body is quite full with some medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2007 14:41:10 | More by Phyl21ca
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2003 sampling--thanks to SheepNutz.

It's what I have expected. Surprisingly so. A solid, well-balanced, heavier than normal, rich, porter. Alone, without the smoke, would warrant a big-time review. With the smoke additions, it's nearly perfect. Lots of chocolate, powdery, roastiness, light coffee, and milk-stout flavors that have melded well over the past few years. The smoke doesn't only add another flavor on top of the porter flavors, it becomes an integral part of the brew. Difficult to detect where the porter ends and the smoke begins. The perfect camp-fire brew. Bold to the taste, and silky to the touch.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2006 21:27:50 | More by BEERchitect
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ordered this from one of the Oregon bottle shops. Served in a Jackie O's snifter

Pours a very dark brown and is nearly opaque. Good off white head with a bit of lacing and a good collar as it goes down. The nose brings quite a bit of smoked malt and a bit of meaty bacon. There's also a slight amount of roast. Flavor is dominated by smoke and meat with a nice roasted malt backing. Medium body with a nice dry finish. Waited awhile to try this and it did not disappoint.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2011 01:19:49 | More by Thorpe429
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2008 Vintage. A real WTF moment when I finally noticed I had never properly pounded out some notes for this beer.

Appearance: Pours out a dark brown, near black body with some ruby-hued edges and a topped by a frothed, beige head.

Smell: A distinct aroma with its alder wood aspect that's always suggestive of high quality smoked meats. Also some roasty and unsweetened chocolate notes as well as a waft of dark fruits.

Taste: Though the smoked alder wood is full and present in the flavor, it doesn't totally squash the beer's other characteristics. Roasty, sweetish malts with some subtle chocolate tones and even milder hint of decaffeinated coffee. Touch of dark fruitiness in the background. Slight clean bitterness present. The smokiness remains beyond the drying finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Fairly smooth mouthfeel.

Drinkability: With its relatively lighter body and good balance, this one is just that much more drinkable and it can become quite difficult not to grab a few bombers and drink yourself into a stupor on the couch. It's a beer I'm always happy to have regardless of vintage or time of year it happens to be.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2009 22:22:45 | More by ChainGangGuy
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oberon

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2004 bottle,pours and almost ink blank but I did see some ruby near the bottem of my glass with a thin mocha head,wow what aromas going on smoked meats,unsweetened chocolate and some earth what combination.Big and bold tasting as expected big dose of alder smoke and unsweeteded chocolate with a dry earthy/nutty finish.Wow complex and big my first stab at this leaves me quite impressed will get more in the future.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2004 02:02:59 | More by oberon
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Dogfish Head shaker pint glass.

Pours a nearly opaque black-brown with about a finger of tan bubbly head. Laces very well, very thickly. The nose has a healthy dose of smoked ham, along with some dark malts, molasses, and charcoal. The taste generally follows, with that smoked ham really taking center stage (and boy, is it ever tasty!). Along with that, the dark malts and charcoal are the most prominent, with the molasses, brown sugar, and subtle bitterness hanging around in the background. The body is quite medium, with minor carbonation and a smooth, borderline watery feel. Overall, a very tasty and very highly drinkable brew, especially for those who dig both porters and rauchbiers.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2010 16:57:47 | More by TMoney2591
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.9/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2001. Quite black in color with only a sliver of clear brown visible at the base of the glass. Pours a pillowy, deep tan head that holds well, eventually drops to a good collar, and leaves some excellent lace. The smoke is clearly present in the aroma. It's satisfying - much more like burning wood than dry leaves, or cigarettes (as some smoked, and even roasted barley tinted, beers can be). Much like the smell you pick up on yourself while camping. When combined with the earthiness and grassiness of the hops present, the aroma is like being out in the wild. It's slightly sharp, but not too acrid; with a delicate, "woody" taste. The smoke is backed by a lightly sweet, dark chocolatey maltiness and the aforementioned hops. Surprisingly, it's smokiness is continually noticeable and enjoyable. With some smoked beers, the smoke is mainly found at the outset, and then lost. The body is medium-full with a moderate carbonation level. The mouthfeel is nicely creamy. The flavor is softly fruity, and mainly chocolatey, with a lingering sherry-like character, some hops, and a really nice soft smokiness in the finish. Very well balanced, but also assertively hoppy! Very enjoyable; even comforting in a way. Quite complex, not just with the smoke adding an exciting layer, but within the beer itself. Quite rich, and very rewarding. Absolutely worth trying - even for the person who doesn't normally like smoked beers! This one is quite unique!

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2002 18:02:03 | More by NeroFiddled
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber procured in a Whole Foods in Bellevue, WA. Damn, they have good beer available in that Stepford Wife-ridden suburb...

This beer pours a very dark, very ominous brown cola colour, with one finger of weighty foamy beige head, which leaves some sea bluff profiles of painted lace around the glass in its wake. It smells of smoked salmon, chocolate malt, and mildly bitter pine hops. The taste is salty, smoked malt, some languishing medium chocolate, and some bitter earthy hops. The carbonation is on the low side, the body close to full in weight, and quite smooth. It finishes with a soft saltine cracker malt doused in chocolate.

Wow - a whole lot going on in this brew, but it all comes back to the chocolate malt, whether it be from a swing by the fishy seashore, or a traipse through the wild northern forests. A very fine porter that rams home that outdoors-y feel.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2011 07:02:36 | More by biboergosum
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is one of those beers I've been aching to try for years, and, thanks to Liquid Solutions, I've got my chance.
I can smell the smoke before popping the cap, somehow...and it pours black as the wintry night sky, with a thick, toasted tan head atop.
Aroma hits it's mark immediately: SMOKE! Surprise, huh? With underlying...nah, I can't pick it up...I arch the old olfactory glands wider to perceive greater and clean the usual porteristic characterics and they're very well hidden underneath that smokeyness. Some of them are down there, somewhere, but they're totally dominated.
Taste: ...yup, it's all in the flavor, too! Very smooth and mellow, malt is full and damnit, wouldn't you know, that smoke effect is actually pretty tasty! And, mmmm, I'm tasting the cocoa and the coffee, too, just underneath.
Quite an interesting and enoyable beer, one that I'll make an effort to return to again and again, to see if I can pull out more from it. As for this big, beautiful bottling, I had quite a time.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2003 03:25:40 | More by feloniousmonk
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2007 release, acquired from joshd, so a big "Thank you" goes out to him. Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is smoky along with roasted malts, coffee, a little bit of fruit and a touch of hops.

T: The taste is likewise very smoky and malty with flavors of coffee and dark fruit. The smokiness seems to come and go as it's more pronounced in some sips than it is in others. There's a very mild hops presence as expected from this type of beer. The after-taste is smoky and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, nice kick, very good representation of style while adding the smoked element, if you're in the mood for the smokiness this is a good beer to drink for a long time.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2008 02:39:49 | More by TheManiacalOne
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emerge077

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally (!) I get to try this beer, thanks Joe! 2006 edition.

Appears black with reddish mahogany highlights around the edge. A cap of light tan foam forms and recedes after a few minutes.

Aroma of dry, subdued campfire smoke. Some mildly sweet molasses comes out also.

Smoke flavor is moderate and balanced, not overwhelming at all. Finishes dry with a light complimentary bitterness towards the end. Deep malt-centric flavors, some subtle plum, with a dry bitter finish. Feel is smooth with ample carbonation, pretty light feeling overall.

A really easygoing smoked porter, not as overbearing as ones from Bamberg can be sometimes.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2008 03:02:57 | More by emerge077
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2007 vintage 22 oz bomber pours a super effervescent mahogany with 3+ fingers of fluffed up mocha colored head with streaks of mahogany & black. Very good head retention & lacing

S Nice chocolate, alder & smokey oak notes

T: Chocolate, roasted grain, hints of wet oak chips. Baker's chocolate, iron, more smoke as this warms, along with dryness. Finishes with pleasing smokeyness, more cocoa & toasty malt notes

MF: Pretty rich for the abv, smooth, oily & near perfect carbonation

Drinks pretty darn easy. maybe I'd get tired of this after a while due to the smokeyness, but I'm not sure. This would pair great with Mississippi Mud Pie or BBQ, glad I finally got to drink more than a few ozs of this

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2007 03:26:44 | More by russpowell
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WesWes

New York

4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a deep black color with a thin dark brown head. The aroma is great! It boasts of black and roasted malts, but mostly of smoked wood. The taste is also great! It has a rich, dark, smokey flavor that lingers on the tongue. The mouthfeel is good. It is a full bodied beer with good carbonation. This beer is really good. I love the smokey flavor; something rare in beers. It works well with the stout style. It goes down smooth; a real good beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2004 16:45:48 | More by WesWes
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Birthday gift from Huhzenbendah, thanks. Beer is black with a tan head, some lacing but apparent low carbonation.

Aroma is like smoked hickory, smells like a rauch. There is some other stuff fighting through but the smoke is dominant here.

Beer is medium bodied, mild malt sweetness up front, strong midpalate and late palate smoke but with a moderate finish. I have decided after drinking several smoke / rauch beers in the past year that the secret to a good one is to not finish dry. The bitterness from the smoke and the roasted malts on a dry finish would have ruined this beer for me...I think. Some rauch / smoke beers do finish this way and it's suffocating. This beer finishes with a medium body, not wet but definitely not too dry. Makes it an enjoyable beer overall. I'd have it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2011 18:18:51 | More by drabmuh
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Mora2000

Texas

4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was my second time to try this beer and I wanted to see if it was as good as I remembered.

2009 Vintage sampled 1/18/10.

Pours dark brown with an off-white head. The aroma is lots of smoke with some roasted malts. The flavor is heavy omn the smoke but you also get some standard porter characteristics like dark malts. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation. I really like this beer, but if you are not into smoked beers, this is probably not the beer for you.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2010 21:52:15 | More by Mora2000
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zeff80

Missouri

4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2006 Edition

A - Poured out a jet black, opaque color with a small, tan head. It left a tiny amount of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled very smoky like a good barbeque. There was also a roasted malt aroma.

T - The roasted malt flavor was quite strong. The smokiness was a little muted, it is not nearly as strong as a Rauchbier.

M - It was sharp and smooth. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a very good beer. It certainly is worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2007 02:47:38 | More by zeff80
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a huge 2 finger frothy and fluffy head that fades at a medium pace over essentially black beer, no real light coming through but not pitch black, and some nice lacing.

Nose brings a nice smoke, some smoked meats/cheese, light campfire, some light creamy roasty porter, bit of toffee, coffee, earthy malt aromas, and just a hint of earthy hops.

Taste also brings plenty of smoke, a nice smoked cheese/meat again, very light campfire, a slight creamy malt, some roasted malts, a bit of coffee and toffee, touch of caramel, and slight hint of vanilla, slightest salty/briny taste, little fluffy, and a very slight earthy hop flavor too. Finish gets a slight drier, lots of lingering smoke and a bit more bitterness, slight sticky feel and hint of brine.

Mouth is fairly creamy, a bit heavier bodied to medium bodied, decent carbonation.

Drink it pretty good, no real abv kick, creamy and rich but not heavy, decent carbonation and a nice balance but touch of salty/briny taste, a slight sticky finish but dries decently.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2011 04:37:16 | More by jlindros
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

4.7/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2003, Sampled June 2004
This is not nearly as smoky in the aroma as the 1998 that I just sampled. It is much fuller and thicker on the palate as well. It is still quite smoky, but here there is a lot of beer to back up and balances the smokiness. This is a nice full beer that is quite rounded. I must admit that this is much more enjoyable when fresh. As my palate gets adjusted, I get notes of a sweet malt profile that comes to the forefront. The finish of this beer dries out considerably because of the pervasive smoke character.

Vintage 2002, Sampled November 20, 2003
This beer is one those few, rarely in a life time, mind expanding beers for me. When I first tried this elixir I was blown away, I was changed forever, and it ultimately lead me to the smoked beer paradise of Bamberg. This beer will always have a place in my beer sodden soul.

Pours a deep dark brown (mostly a black), when roused it produced a dense thick head. The smoked aroma is immediately apparent as I pour from the bottle to the glass. There is an aroma of chocolate hidden beneath the smoke. As I push my lips through the creamy head I get to the elixir beneath. It is nice & smooth, with definite notes of chocolate and a nice just perceptible pleasing sweetness. the smoke flavor is not as strong in this slightly aged sample as I remember in fresh versions. Fairly muted roast character in this porter, the predominant dark malt flavor is of chocolate malt. The smoke permeates this beer, and it helps to add to a perceived smoothness and a roundness to this beer. A very well integrated flavor. this is a classic beer that all beer enthusiasts need to sample at least once.

Vintage 1998, Sampled June 2004
A very smoky aroma wafts from my glass. This is just intensely aromatic. The taste reminds me of smoked salmon (sans any fishy component of course). Any signs of oxidation are clearly not evident, which makes sense as smoke is a good anti-oxidant. This is much lighter on the palate than when it is fresh. There is a smooth malty character in the background that is dry and meaty. The smooth smoke phenolics are dominating in this beer from start to finish.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2003 17:15:19 | More by Gueuzedude
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very dark brown, almost black, with a thin tan head that rapidly disappears to a thin ring with a small patch. Nice color - disappointing head retention.

The smell is of smokiness, a little on the thin side. Some dark fruits emerge but are partially masked. Wood (oak) scent comes through.

The taste is smoky at first, but becomes more mild as the drink progresses. Some meaty smoke is there, but it's more of a wood smoke than a meat or charcoal smokiness. Dark chocolate and a touch of dark fruits emerge as the drink progresses. There is a slight alcohol, though creamy, finish. The flavors are good, but not quite as rich as I was expecting for the style.

The feel is creamy and smooth. Some smokiness lingers.

Glad I got to try this one. Enjoyable and worth trying, though I've had several others of the style that were richer.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2006 22:10:46 | More by jwc215
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Alaskan Smoked Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,461 ratings.