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RATINGS: 1707   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JAN 6, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2007 Pours a dense, oily opaque black with a generous, looming tan head that fades quickly. Aromas of heady smoked malts, licorice, plum, mild hops, tar, molasses and fleshy fruit, almost like baked coconut. flavor leads with smoke and hops, quickly trounced by the malt, an onslaught of flavor and intensity that is both unexpected and expertly laid out before me. Palate was wonderfully creamy and roasty at the same time. This beer crushed my previous favorite smoked porter, from Stone. More smoke, more everything. Finishes wild and intriguing, smoke dancing across my tongue until, at last, hops leaves a dry and slightly bitter finish. Killer porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2007
Courtesy boboski. 2005 bottle. Poured a very dark brown/black color with not much head to speak of. A moderate smoked aroma is apparent that is complimented by a mild roast aroma. The smoke aroma and flavor isnít aggressive and has a slightly musky quality. The palate is smooth, a bit thinner than I expected. The flavor has a balance between smoke, roasted malt, and hops that make the beer better than the sum of its parts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2007
Vintage 2006 - Dark red brown body with a brown head. Meat, roasted game and light smoke in the aroma. Flavour is smokey and roasty with a side bacon grill flavour. Full bodied throughout with a slight sweetness to the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (4071) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 29, 2006
2006 Bomber; Nose of Smoke!, Kind of like smoked jerky; and some light chocolate; dark but clear brown with a small ivory head; flavor is dominated by smoke with some very light coffee and chocolate accents.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13614) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 23, 2006
Toasted malt with chocolate for aroma. Overlaid by a strongish smoke - like smoked ham without the ham. Dark brown color with reddish hilites; vigorous tan head. Starts with smoked malt, followed by coffee and maybe some chocolate, and finishing with smoke. Substantial mouthfeel. Not many like this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kramer (5735) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2006
22 oz bottle, 2004 vintage, via acertain. Dark brown pour that lets a little light pass through on the edges. One finger fizzy dark brown head settles to a thin covering. Aroma is just wonderful. Nice woody smoked malt over a chocolate and roasted malt base. Hints of smoked meats, coffee, and roasted peanuts. Flavor has a great balance of smoke and roast up front with a little coffee and dark chocolate coming on in the finish, then another wash of smoke. Mouthfeel is a little thinner than Iíd like, but taking into account that this is a Porter, itís probably about right. Moderately active carbonation, but itís pretty soft. Nice lingering fairly dry finish. A pretty damn nice beer. A hybrid of my two favorite styles, and itís done well! Iím in heaven.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (4460) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 15, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2006 Bottle. Poured very dark brown with a brown head and big chunks of lacing. Very powerful nose of burnt malts with some carmel and hops. Very rich mouthfeel. Flavor is chocolate, malts, hops, and even some fruit. Finish is long, lingering, and dry. This is one of the better smoked porters I have tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5375) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2006
Much thanks to Beerdrenched for sharing this highly rated beer. 2004 vintage. Pours black with a small brown head, still impressive for being two years old. The aroma has lots of smoked, but it has a much drier aspect than most smoked beers. There is some jerk flavors and traces of vanilla. Medium bodied with some slickness and lots of sharp carboantion for the age. The taste has lots of roasted malt with lots of chocolate and some smokiness. The finish has more smokiness and chocolate - very smooth. Very well done smoked beer - not once was it gamey. One of the few smoked beer Iím glad I tried and would want again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7960) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2006
22 oz bomber 2006. Poured a very dark brown with tan head. The aroma was medium in strength smoke Rauchbier (compared to Shlenkerla) type. All I could smell was charred wood embers. There was a nice even flavor of burning wood, burnt malts, some sweet caramel malts and a light smattering of hops. This one could probably age a bit more to even out the smoke and allow for more malt subtleties to surface. Really tasty smoke beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Thanks IBrew2or3. Pitch black pour, mocha head. Aroma of burnt kingsford, it smells like my charcoal grill. Mostly chocolate and roasted malts, no hops really coming through. The smokiness stays the whole time and really lingers in the aftertaste killing all other flavors. Itís very creamy and has a great mouthfeel but I just canít get past the smoked flavor it just doesnít do it for me. Good for what it is but just not my thing.

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