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Why age Alaskan Smoked Porter vs. other smoked porters?

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

  1. elNopalero

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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

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

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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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    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

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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.
     
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    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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