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Alaskan Smoked Porter - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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1,686 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,686
Reviews: 920
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 308
Gots: 295 | 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:
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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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.

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Serving: 32 oz growler filled at Whole Foods Montrose, poured into a stemmed pilsner (beer tulip) glass.

Appearance: Deep, dark brown with a cap of tan, foamy head. A fringe of foam remains with modest lacing.

Smell: Dark, roasted malts and plenty of earthy wood smoke with burnt sugar sweetness.

Taste: Smoke and roasted malt follow from the nose along with some caramel. Earthy hop bitterness provides a dry, clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Creamy with medium body and carbonation.

Overall: Big flavors and very well integrated smoke; very drinkable.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I picked up a bottle of Alaskan Smoked Porter a couple weeks ago for $7.99 at The Lager Mill. I like smoked beers and I've been wanting to try this one for awhile and I'm interested to see how it turns out, so lets see how it goes. 2014 Vintage. Poured from a brown 22oz bottle into a snifter.

A- The label looks good, it has a nice design to it and I think it's a little eye catching. It poured a nice black color that didn't let any light come through and it had a little over two fingers worth of bubbly light mocha colored head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some nice rings of spotty and patchy lacing behind. This is a very nice looking beer, I have no complaints at all.

S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the smoke being the first to show up and it imparts a bonfire smoke like aroma that's on the higher side and it's the aroma that sticks out the most in this beer. Up next comes a nice dark chocolate like aroma that leads into a somewhat lighter amount of coffee with some roasted and slightly charred malts also showing up. This beer had a good aroma, it's pretty much what I would expect from a smoked Porter.

T- The taste seems to be very similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the smoke still being the first to show up and it imparts that same bonfire smoke like aspect with just a slight smoked meat like flavor also coming through. Up next comes just a slight amount of doughy yeast that leads right into the malts which impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma with the chocolate and roasted malts sticking out the most. On the finish there's pretty much no bitterness with a nice chocolate, roasted malt and pretty smokey aftertaste. This was a very nice tasting beer, the taste was true to style and very similar to the aroma.

M- Smooth, fairly crisp, a little creamy, just a little dry on finish, medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. This beer had a good mouthfeel that worked well with it, I have no complaints.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and i thought it was a very nice example of the style, it had just about everything that I look for in the style and while it was pretty heavy on the smoke it never became too much for me to handle and it still retained some nice drinkability, it was smooth, fairly crisp, a little creamy, just a little dry on the finish, not too filling and the taste did a nice job of holding my attention, one glass is a good amount for me, but if it was just me I think I could take out the whole bomber without it starting to wear on me and I think it makes for a good Winter seasonal. What I like the most about this beer was how true to style it was, it was just what i expect from the style and no aspect seemed out of place. What I liked the least about this beer was nothing, there isn't anything that I disliked or would change. I would buy this beer again, especially if I'm in the mood for a smoked dark beer and i would recommend it to anyone who likes the style, if you like Smoked beers this is pretty much a must try. All in all I was happy with this beer and just a little impressive, I see why this is one of the most popular American Smoked beers, it just does a good job of delivering the smoke with a nice Porter showing up in the background. So far this is my new favorite beer From this brewery and i think it's one of the best Smoked Porters I've had. Good job guys, this was one tasty Smoked Porter, keep up the hard work.

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Alaskan Smoked Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,686 ratings.