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Alaskan Smoked Porter | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,515
Reviews:
987
Ratings:
2,053
pDev:
11.08%
Bros Score:
4.11
 
 
Wants:
349
Gots:
444
Trade:
23
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Ratings: 2,053 |  Reviews: 987
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer smells like a campfire! haha. And it kind of tastes like it too. Really nice porter, not too thick, exactly what a porter should be, but with that camp fire/ smoked meat essence. Really interesting.

I'd probably buy this again. Unexpected from the brewery that makes Alaskan Amber.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.64/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter. 2011 vintage. Big thanks to Callmecoon for this.

3.5 A: Black color. Two fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention is average and a moderate amount of lacing is left.

4.5 S: Smells wonderful! Bacon smokiness with a touch of campfire underneath. Caramel, supple roastiness, and chocolate notes. Clean, lightly grainy maltiness.

3.5 T: The smokiness in the taste is of a bit more charred variety. Still bacony as well though. Dry, ashy roastiness. Light chocolate and caramel.

2.5 M: Lighter medium body. Plenty of carbonation and slightly biting. Lacking creaminess.

3.5 D: Good beer, but smells a lot better than it tastes. After having a much better smoked porter yesterday, this has disappointed.

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2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Adam5150
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown to black body topped by a medium thick creamy tan head with lots of lacing. The aroma is full of smokiness with subtle hints of malt, coffee and chocolate. The flavor is smokey and malty with a touch of roasted coffee. Medium to full bodied, smooth and slighlty dry.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.66/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cracked open a 2010 last night. Yum is a good word.

Love the smell of this beer. Umami just exudes from it. The dark brown pour and off-tan head are inviting. But the smell lures me in. Smoked jerky, off-chocolate and roasted good stuff.

Flavor is about the same. It's liquid jerky. Smooth, smoky, meaty. The age on this smoothes it out bit in the feel. The prickly carbonation is a bit less, but that's fine by me.

Other flavors seem to come and go; leather, black molasses, dark cherry, prune and worcestorshire

Darn fine beeer

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2/5  rDev -51.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into pint.
Amber brown, little head.
Really nice porter. Malty. Sweet. Smoky.
Slight sweey hopy flavor but really mild but strong smoky flavor.
I usually don't like a smoky brew, but this is really nice.
I would almost say seek this out, but deff say to try it if you see it for sure. I almost passed it up, but glad I got one.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Alaskan Smoked Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 2,053 ratings
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