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Alaskan Smoked Porter - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan Smoked PorterAlaskan Smoked Porter

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,749 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,749
Reviews: 938
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 310
Gots: 327 | FT: 19
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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Photo of JGam115
3.37/5  rDev -19%
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
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mchegash
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
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

Photo of brianjs711
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of moundbz
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

almost like rib smoke flavor, bitter and smoke aftertaste

Photo of julielynndubee
3.69/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of COmtnmn
4.9/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jrborchert74
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of trevorpost
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barhoc11
3.54/5  rDev -14.9%
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 +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MickeyHops
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SitkaSteve
4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
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
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Demi
3.38/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheDudeAbides14
4.2/5  rDev +1%

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of SeattleBoB76
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of TubaDan
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of Hohnbaum
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Can_has_beer
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Eddyfunt
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of akttr
2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

Alaskan Smoked Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,749 ratings.