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Alaskan Smoked Porter - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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1,660 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,660
Reviews: 917
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 301
Gots: 283 | FT: 15
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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4/5  rDev -4.1%

jophish17, Dec 11, 2011
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Anew, Dec 08, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

kornkid8600, Dec 08, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

orangesol, Dec 08, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

bpfrush, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of thain709
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2008 vintage

Deuane surprises me again.

A - Pours a deep, dark brown body with some ruby highlights towards the bottom...one finger of foamy, light brown head forms...it shows spotty retention and leaves some light lacing

S - There is a lot of smoke and charcoal for being three years old...more roast and dark fruits also linger

T - Amongst all the roast and charcoal there is a semi-sweetness to the beer...it's light and lingers in the background throughout...dark roasted malts and BBQ charcoal are the stars...there is some dark chocolate that sneaks towards the end

M - Full bodied...rich, lots of smoke and charcoal, dark chocolate

O - I was impressed with how well this Smoked Porter held up...I know this is one of the better smoked porters out there, but for three years this one still had a lot going on...I wouldn't mind trying a fresh bottle

thain709, Dec 07, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A- dark brown with a creamy mocha colored head that last for a long time.

S- smells of smoke right away, reminds me of a BBQ. Maybe some chocolate, coffee notes in the background.

T- roasted, smoke flavors hit you first and both linger in your mouth. Good bitterness to round out the flavor, keeps it well balanced.

M- full bodied, high carbonation.

O- solid beer that is worth trying out each year when it comes out. Not my cup of tea for everyday, but its a good beer. I'm going to have to try and find a couple more smoked porters now.

vobr0002, Dec 06, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Great dark brown color with a small amount of tan head and a decent lacing.

S: Hint of dark chocolate. The biggest smell I get is a roasty, smoky smell. It reminds me of barbeque ribs. Hope it tastes as good as it smells!

T: Great taste to it. Initially has a roasty flavor full of body and BBQ type malts. The finish feels like you are breathing out air from a smoker. Very unique taste and simple flavors that work very well together.

M: Moderate thick mouthfeel.

O: Overall, I am a fan of this beer. I enjoy the uniqueness of the beer and I think Alaskan Brewing Co brewed an excellent porter.

TVolt1, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

shanghai55, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

kjkinsey, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

codynevels, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

alexolit, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

mhaugo, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

NCLorax, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

tbizzle0, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

jwelsh, Dec 02, 2011
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

jpbebeau, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

pperez38, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

strangebrew321, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

rinhaak, Nov 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

DeutschesBier, Nov 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

furthurgone, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

bigdaddypolite, Nov 28, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vintage 2008

Look: Black and totally opaque with a brown ring around the edges and a 1/4 inch tan head and just ok retention

Smell: Rich smoked malts that reminds me of a good BBQ backed up by just a slight brown sugar sweetness

Taste: Same nice smokiness that you get on the nose backed up nice by traces of chocolate and coffee

Mouthfeel: Maybe a bit heavier than medium body with medium carbonation

Overall: Just a great example of a smoked beer. The beer was aged perfectly and kept all the great flavors of a fresh bottle. I was a little worries at first if the beer would retain its nice smokiness and it did and possible even got a tick better

DarthKostrizer, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

sacrelicio, Nov 26, 2011
Alaskan Smoked Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,660 ratings.