Alaskan Smoked Porter | Alaskan Brewing Co.

Alaskan Smoked PorterAlaskan Smoked Porter
BA SCORE
4.16/5
2,040 Ratings
Alaskan Smoked PorterAlaskan Smoked Porter
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:
#1,379
Reviews:
984
Ratings:
2,040
pDev:
10.82%
Bros Score:
4.11
 
 
Wants:
349
Gots:
439
Trade:
23
HISTOGRAM
 
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
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

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -27.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.2/5  rDev +1%
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

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of JohnnyP3
4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage 22oz bomber. Pours the color of dark chocolate with some slight ruby hues on the edges. 2.5 fingers of foam on the head gradually simmers down to a cap on the beer and leaves some respectable lacing on the glass.

Nose is rich and smokey. I'm getting smoked salmon from the alder-smoking of the malts. Also some smoked meat flavors emanate from the glass. Pure smoked heaven in a glass.

Taste is rich, smokey, malty bliss. There is so much here for the smoked beer fan. And the smoke is not at all overwhelming. Upfront I get some sweeter chocolate and caramel malts that transitions into a delectable smokey flavor and finishes slightly dry and a little bitter. As far as smoked flavors, I'm getting some salmon, and a mix of cured/smoked meats. Not intense smoke, but very complimentary of everything else going on in this beer. A roasted and smoked malt flavor lingers at the end with some campfire wood smoke.

Mouthfeel is velvety smooth with just the right amount of carbonation to liven things up. Nice substantial body.

Overall, this beer has a special place in my heart and it is one I look forward to each season. I may be somewhat biased, but damn this is a good quality brew. I can just imagine pairing this with some BBQ ribs.

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Alaskan Smoked Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 2,040 ratings
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