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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - FEB 27, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2005 2004 bottle. Brown colored with a tan head. Big alder smoke aroma comes across like smoked salmon. Medium bodied. Nicely done smoke balance with roasted malts. Well done balancing the smoked aromas and flavors with that of a solid porter. í03 Bottle. Same characteristics, although flavor and aroma have turned more ollive-like. Still quite nice, less smokey, reminds me less of smoked salmon and more like cured olives. Nicely done!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (9104) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2005
Thanks to slikwily for this brew! 2003 vintage pint bottle. Pours jet black, no light makes it through this brew. Has a small tan head that fades quickly. Huge smoked malt aroma with a behind-the-scenes fruitiness and milk chocolate nose. Flavor is wonderful smoke and toasted malt with hops on the end, and rather lasting. Full-bodied warm and fizzy palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 16, 2005
16oz bottle, 2002 vintage. Pours black, with amber highlights, tan head dies down quickly leaving no lace on my glass. Smells slightly hammy, but more directly like a campfire. Drinks rather restrained, but the porter shows up with carmel, toffee type of hints as well as a slight roasted hint....a bit of choclate too...and some more campfire...finishes with some noticeable sweetness, but of the light sort, not cloying at all...Iíve been snacking on smoked summer sausage and theyíve been great companions. Maybe not as smokey as I recall it being when I first bought it, but what impressed me about it then was that the smoke was NOT completely over the top...good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - FEB 15, 2005
Pours black with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet fruit with a touch of smoke. The taste is sweet, and can be best described as a coffee-flavored chocolate bar held over a flame. Roasted coffee finish. Doesnít have as much complexity as I expected, but very smooth indeed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2005
2004 - 22oz - Smokey smell but not over the top. Also hints of crispy malts and a bit of coffee. Opaque black with a medium brown head and good lacing. Flavor is smoke, malt, carmel, and a touch of coffee. A very well blended porter that has complementing flavors that do not overwhelm each other. I think that a few years in the cellar will smooth it out even more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JAN 31, 2005
poured dark opaque brown with a tanish brown head. nose dominated by smoke and burnt aromas. palate follows the nose with huge almost cloying smoked wood flavors with a bit of roasted toffee coffee background support. in my opinion smoke flavors are too dominate and overpower the beer. maybe after a year or so of cellaring....could get better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidflores99 (225) - Long Beach, California, USA - JAN 27, 2005
Poured a dark brown, almost black, with a medium sized brownish head. Aroma was chocolatey, malty and maybe some coffee malts. Flavor was obviously smokey, but it was really smooth, which made it very drinkable. Iím glad I picked this brew up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (2394) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2005
NIce dark brown color with a bit of off-white head an splotches of lace. Nose is roasty, chocolaty and of course quite smoke, but not overpoweringly so. Flavor is likewise with a nice slick mouthfeel punctuated by medium carbonation. The most drinkable smoked beer I have tried with a noticeable smoke flavor. Thanks to Heemer77 for this bad boy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2005
Finally! After over a year of searching and begging I got a few 22oz bottles (thanks to LiquidSolutions). 2004 bottling. Very dark brown/black color with a small to medium tan head and good lacing. No question about the smoke in this one. The smokey aroma almost set the smoke detectors off. Roasted malt and piney or oaky aromas as well. Big smokey flavor on top of the roasty, dark fruit flavors and toffee. I would describe the overtones as more of a smoke cured meat than smoked fish. Strange to see that in type while at the same time saying that itís a really tasty beer. Probably not for everyone simply because it is such an unusual flavor and the smoke is very strong but I really liked it and Iím glad I didnít give up on my quest for the Holy Smoked Porter!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2005
Bottle, 2004.Nearly opaque body with a thin beoge head. Smokey, woody nose. The taste is sweeter than I was anticipating. Nice smoke, tanninc, woody,bacon, meaty, caramel notes come through. The finish leaves a strong burnt/smokey taste and is quite bitter. This is good. Smoked beers are not my favorite, but this is one of the better ones.

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