Alaskan Smoked Porter | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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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.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Black body with no light passing through. The head is dense , tan, and lingers while leaving a nice ring of lacing.

It has a wonderful aroma of smokey peat, vanilla, dark berry, and roasted malt.

The smoke flavor is perfect. It's the dominant flavor, but isn't over done or abrasive. Sweet tastes of vanilla bean and chocolate compliment the smoke.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with slightly higher than moderate carbonation.

Not that i've had a lot of smoked porters, but I've had enough to know this is a great one, probably the best i've had. It's a definite must try.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2012 - 22oz bomber with my FW snifter

A: Deep dark body. Black as stout. Sits plump in my snifter with some streaming micro bubbles flowing up to a few cm’s of sand paper looking head. Moderate retention swirls outward leaving behind some wispy strands of lace.

S: Smells of dark roast malts enriched with BBQ smoke. Has an earthy presence of wet grains and a bit of blackstrap molasses. Real meaty smoke aroma with hints of leather and tobacco. Nice and smoky but not overpowering the senses.

T: Flavors are rich with deep roasted malts and an all-encompassing meaty BBQ smoke. Jerky like with some spices and a bit of charcoal noted. I get smoked almonds with some tangy dried cherry and licorice. There is a damp earthiness and some burnt pines in there with a moderate to low level of perceived bitterness and a bit of astringency from the smoke. Notable but not completely off-putting. Alcohol is well hidden and only starts to make an appearance in the second act. Quite robust in flavors.

M: Soft fluffy mouth feel makes this one a smooth and creamy delight. Moderate heaviness to it overall. A little drying action towards the finish with a slight constricting astringency.

D: This is a very nice smoke beer. The Alder wood smoke is unique in flavor and dominant here but not over abundantly so. Has a nice spiced meatiness to it. Balanced well with a delicate feel and ample roast character. Probably one of the finest smoked beers out there although I have only had a few. Definitely the best thing Alaskan Brewco is putting out.

Worthy of a try.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle while in Phoenix, AZ - no Alaskan in Pennsylvania yet.
Vintage 2011 - Poured into a chalice, color is black, pretty solid, head is tan and dense, about 1/2 inch thick at the pour, then lessens to an 1/8 of inch.

Smell is subdued when chilled, most malt flavors expressing themselves, light roast and hints of chocolate with a subtle roasted smokiness, earthy and barely burnt

Taste is very smooth and drinkable for a smoked brew, flavors are pleasant, nice malt notes with smoke overtaking but not obnoxiously. Malt flavors are light caramel, hint of roast and chocolate; smokiness is slightly earthy.

Mouthfeel is very well presented, nice carbonation to balance the stronger smokey flavors and any lingering sweetness.

Overall, a very tasty exceptionally drinkable smoked porter.

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Alaskan Smoked Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
4.18 out of 5 based on 2,023 ratings.
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