Alaskan Smoked Porter | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan Smoked PorterAlaskan Smoked Porter
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Alaskan Smoked PorterAlaskan Smoked Porter

Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States

Style: American 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

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Excellent taste, great aroma, and very smooth.

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Alaskan Smoked Porter 2008 Edition.

Rich dark brown body, with a thick large mocha head.

Excellent smoke in the aroma. Thick deep intoxicating layers of smokiness, underlays of chocolate, and hefty backing of roasted malt. Aroma is absolutely huge, and perfect for the style.

Hefty amounts of roasted malts attack the palate immediately. Followed closely by some insanely deep highly complex smoky notes. The roasted notes, and the smoke, blend perfectly creating a flavor tone that is just absolutely amazing.

This is perfection, this beer nails the head on everything. Insanely complex and with no apparent faults, this one easily deserves a 5.
Best Smoked Porter in the world.

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This stuff is fantastic. I took on a bottle of the 2004 vintage on July 1, 2005. This is a void in deep space black. Not too bubbly, which really enhanced the mouthfeel and drinkability. Wonderful smokey taste, touch of bitterness, just overall fantastic beer. This went really, REALLY well with BBQ hamburgers. The smoked porter is now a regular for the cookout season. Give it a try.

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There is no doubt that this is the best smoked Porter that I have ever had. Literally a perfect beer. Pours nearly black with a small layer of tan foam on the top. Smooth mouthfeel and incredible smokey taste. I'm somewhat biased as I am partial to smoked porters, but this one is hands down the best I've ever had. Beautifully balanced, it's a wonderful evening treat.

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Several vintages dating back to 1997 tasted in a snifter from 1 pt bottles. Look is deep dark brown with a thick tan head and sticky lacing. Smell is a mix of charcoal and alder wood smoke, grilled fruit, earth, dark dried fruits, brown sugar with bitter dark cocoa and sweet malt aromas. Taste is smoky charred wood, bitter dark chocolate, grilled fruit, black currant, prune with bitter hop and dark roasted malt flavors. Feel is full in body that is creamy, smooth and dry in the finish. A classic.

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I can add nothing to the reviews I have read below, EXCEPT! The smoky aroma that you smell is actually Alder Wood. A visit to the website : describes the item well, how the malt is smoked and with what. The whole website begs a read.

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Alaskan Smoked Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
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