Why age Alaskan Smoked Porter vs. other smoked porters?

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by elNopalero, Feb 7, 2013.

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  1. elNopalero

    elNopalero Poo-Bah (2,572) Oct 14, 2009 Texas
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    I started thinking about smoked porters (mmmm, smoked porters) and smoked beers in general (mmm, smoked beers) and got to wondering: how come I don't think twice about cellaring a bottle of Alaskan Smoked Porter but not Stone's or Ranger Creek's versions? Is it the age/edition printed on the bottle? Conditioning (pun intended)?

    Aside from a comment about smoking and oxidation in this thread [http://beeradvocate.com/community/threads/smoked-imperial-porters-stouts.24459/#post-299854] I haven't found anything else, really. (And that was in regards to imperial porters.)

    Any thoughts?
  2. xsouldriverx

    xsouldriverx Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2006 New York

    bc they are all so damn good they dont last.
  3. hoparoundnw2337

    hoparoundnw2337 Initiate (54) Aug 6, 2011 Washington
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    I don't know the technical part of it... But I go back to 2006 with Alaskin Smoked Porter and they drink better each year. A friend of mine has even older ones. No decline with his either...
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  4. sherm1016

    sherm1016 Initiate (194) Aug 10, 2009 Wisconsin
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    My guess: it's been around long enough (ca. 1988) and there have been enough experiments to say with some degree of certainty that it ages well.
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  5. elNopalero

    elNopalero Poo-Bah (2,572) Oct 14, 2009 Texas
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    I have no complaints about Alaskan's beer and aging it. But how come I'm not inclined to stick a few of Stone's in the closet cellar and see how those turn out? Cats and dogs living together! It boggles my mind.
  6. allouez86

    allouez86 Initiate (197) Jan 24, 2009 Wisconsin

    Had a 2002 Alaskan in the fall and it was awesome. I know that in know way answers your question, just felt the need to share.
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