Alaskan Smoked Porter - Alaskan Brewing Co.
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1.75/5 rDev -58.1%
Color- Valdez oil spill. Medium head that's chocolate milk colored.
Aroma- smoke, smoke, smoke. You'd have to be a smoked beer lover to enjoy this unusual brew. Too smokey for us. Reminds us of licking the inside of a Weber BBQ grill that had a ton of liquid smoke poured into it. No balance, just smoke.
Poured from 650 ml bomber into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted March 2013.
06-12-2014 23:36:12 | More by utfiero
3.78/5 rDev -9.6%
This is a bottle from the 2011 bottling. I worried that I had let this one cellar too long, but I was gladly mistaken. It pours with a black color and a thin, fizzy, light brown head. The aroma lets you know that it is a solid porter at its base, as there is a dark, roasty, bready sweetness, and the smoke adds a wonderful complexity rather than masking everything else. The flavor is so wonderfully meaty, with the smoked malts being much more assertive, although the smoke still doesn't overpower the sweet and roasty characteristics of the porter. Medium bodied and having a light carbonation, the texture supports the flavors nicely. Overall, I'm a fan of smoked beers and I'm a fan of porters, and this blends the two well.
05-28-2014 19:19:05 | More by devilben02
4.53/5 rDev +8.4%
I received a 2012 and 2013 as a trade. I remember this beer from the mini GABF in Baltimore in 1998/9.
It is dark in color with a nice head. A great smokey charcoal taste. It is smooth with a bitter finish. It is one of the best smoked porters I have had. I compare all smoked porters to this one.
05-12-2014 00:51:46 | More by shamrock1343
Alaskan Smoked Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
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