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RATINGS: 1608   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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 and, unlike most beers, may be aged in the bottle, much like fine wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2006
2005 bomber. Translucent dark brown with ruby highlights and a thin but lacy tan head. Aromas of smoke, coffee some and molasses, vaguely reminiscent of bacon. Medium body and moderate carbonation. The taste starts sweet, with doffee and roasty malt. Smoky bitter finish. When you’re in the mood for a beer like this it really hits the spot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (8053) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2012 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 10/9/2006
651 ml bottle - 2005 bottle.
Very dark brown to black color, brown head. Smoked salty pork scent, some alcohol. A little bit metallic when swirled. Light smoked taste with a burnt aftertaste. Medium high bitterness.

651 ml bottle on October 30, 2009. 2008 version
Clear dark reddish brown color, brown head. Smoke, malty, sausage scent. Metallic, smoke, salty, dry, grainy taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Dry coffee aftertaste.

Bottle thanks to David and Jenna! (Not on ratebeer). Sampled with friends on December 27, 2012
Clear dark red color, brown head. Smoked, sweet, maltys cent. Smoked, malty, meaty, wood taste. Reminds somewhat of bacon, so yummy! Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2006 (Bottle) Pours dark brown to black. Small brown head. Smoked, tar-ish aroma with hints of dark chocolate and caramel. Peppery notes. Liquorice, salty flavour. A bit dry. Smoke and tar with a small nyttyness. Peppery, small afterbitterness with a mentholish touch.Some coffee. Ok mouthfeel. Medium body with a lingering smokeyness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (21405) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2006
Bottled (should have been rating #2000, but due to miscalculation at SBWF, it became #1999). Dark brown opaque colour, minor brown head, which quickly disappear into random brownish floating bubbles. Aroma is leather, roast, malts with a slight hoppy edge. Flavour is roasted malts, smoked wood and some hops balancing up the finish. Quite sticky palate. Aftertaste is pleasant roasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (13286) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2006
Bottled. Opaque black, no head. Aroma of smoked ham. Medium-bodied. Smokey malty, long smokey aftertaste. Made like in Bamberg rauchbier tradition but light one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2006
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. dark brown with a small brown head. Salt, tar, liicorice and well-roasted coffee in the aroma. Smoke, tar and coffee in the robust flavour. Well-balanced aftertaste of smoke, salmiak, caramel and black coffee. Nice one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (11941) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2006
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2006) Black with a brown head. Tar and licorice aroma, coffee and cocoa notes. Tar and cocoa flavor, smoky notes without getting too overwhelming. Vinous, sour notes and with a clear bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
ph0tik (91) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2006
This beer was pretty gross. It’s like drinking a smoked salmon. Never going to try another smoked beer after this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilsnerrogge (2567) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2006
[Bottle] Black with an ok head. Malty aroma with some smoke. Surpisingly light bodied. Well balanced flavour of smoke and burnt wood.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wrxkaboom (17) - juneau, Alaska, USA - SEP 18, 2006
Dominated by a smokey aroma which carries over into a smokey dominated taste. A great beer to drink on a cold day. Also leaves a distinctive taste in recipes that call for beer.

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