Alaskan Smoked Porter | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
alaskanbeer.com

Style: Smoke Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

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.

Added by Bierman9 on 10-18-2001

BEER STATS
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#3,145
Reviews:
1,001
Ratings:
2,104
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22oz bottle into glass. 2014 rendition.
Dark brown colored body, with garnet colored back lit highlights. One finger beige colored head upon pouring settles back to bubbly, full head. Leaves behind some light netting of lacing.
Aroma of roasted malts and smoke. The smoke is like cooked, salty meat. Light chocolate and caramel underneath.
Taste is dry, roasted malts and smoky. The smoke is similar to what is experienced around a wood fed fire pit. After filtering through the smoke, I taste sweeter chocolate and coffee, along with a bit of dark fruit and toffee.
Fuller mouth feel. Smooth texture. Good carbonation.
Quite amazing that the smoke aspect is still so prominent in the smell and flavor. The after taste is much more sweet and full of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and toffee. At the half way point of the bottle and beyond, the smoke integrates better with the other sweeter flavors, resulting in a very pleasant dark beer after taste.

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Photo of OompaMentor
3/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

6/24/2018

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Photo of wati47
3.02/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dcotom
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Vintage 2017. Poured from 22-ounce bomber into a lager flute. Pours a deep mahogany color, with intense ruby highlights and a thick light tan head that left lots of sticky lacing as it settled to a thick cap. Aromas and flavors of smoke as expected. However, the smokiness complemented the dark roasted malt character and was not at all intense or overpowering. Notes of dark bread, sour fruit, and burnt coffee are present. Mouthfeel is on the light side, with good carbonation and a fair bit of alcohol warmth. Finish is on the dry side, quite astringent, with a touch of lingering char and sourness. This is a hearty beer that begs for an accompaniment of hearty food. Reindeer chili, anyone?

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3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Budlum
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WoodBrew
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried a 2017 vintage last night with my bestie here at the homestead. It poured an opaque dark with tan head that did not leave much lace. The scent was huge smoke. The taste was smoke throughout. First sip was a bit brutal as it was like licking an ashtray....however....once the taste buds relaxed it was very drinkable. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.

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3.55/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Suds
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I've wanted to try this beer for years...It didn't disappoint. It is a dark, black, ruddy liquid, capped with a dark tan, thick-bubbled head. The smell is heavily smokey...campfire...smoke from peat or wet leaves...wow. Underneath, there is some roasted coffee and chocolate...malt...and some wet hops. Flavorful...thick and full....drinkable and intense.

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Photo of sunnovgoat
4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MeIquiades
4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of heddar33
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MartyMoser
4.77/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hoponit
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vande
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dwiech
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Icedog
2.28/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I couldn’t make myself like much about it. There is likely a time for this beer; please help me. I couldn’t take the taste of charcoal out of my mind. I could easily swallow and the alcohol was not overwhelming. A real woody lingering tast.

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3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Alaskan Smoked Porter, 6.5% ABV. Pours black with a 1+ finger foamy head that left little lacing. Nose is hickory and vanilla, taste is roast malt and chocolate, with a moderate bitter close. Excellent mouthfeel, overall excellent.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

‘15 vintage.

This one pours a nice dark black color, with a small head and a little bit of lacing.

This smells like sweet milk chocolate, espresso coffee notes, BBQ campfire smoke, and caramel.

This aged surprisingly well, and also has a near perfect level of smoke. It’s light but present, featuring a warm campfire like feel. The chocolatey porter backbone is great, with unexpected coffee and caramel notes.

This is medium bodied, very drinkable and very creamy, with a lower level of carbonation.

This is one of the best smoked beers made in America. It’s super well crafted.

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4.85/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Spoda1983
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3.25/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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