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RATINGS: 1636   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (8532) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2004
Thanks to Flipbrewer for this one. Pours deep black with a nice tan head and lace. Aroma of malt, coffee, chocolate, smoke, berries, and some licorice. Tastes smooth, malty, with a nice, sweet dark chocolate taste combined with a roasty, smokey malt flavor. Finishes super smooth, smoky, with some black licorice, malt, smoked salmon, and poontang overtones. The smoky aroma and flavor do not taste phony at all. Great complexity, and a great, complex finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2004
2002 bottle. Nearly black with a small tan head. Smokey, meaty, malt aroma. Light smokey flavor with some cocoa and a dry roasty bitterness. A slight hint of plum as well. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - MAY 30, 2004
Vintage 2003.
A pitch black beer with a foamy tan head. Smokey roasted malt aroma with coffee tones. Smoke is penetrating in the flavor. Also roasted malt and liquorice and a bitterdry finish. Nice and soft but maybe a little thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9856) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2005 2003 vintage tasted on 5/2/04. Dark black in color with a large tan head. Aroma dominated by smokey smells but also hints of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Smokey coffee tasting.

Tasted 2001 & 2004 vintages on 1/14/05. The ’01 is my favorite out of the 3 vintages I’ve tasted. Based on the ’01, I rased the overall score for this beer (ages real well).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2004
2003 vintage, aged 1 year. Pours a nice black color with a nice tan head that leaves decent lacing. Aroma is very sweet and smokey, very impressive. Very smooth taste going down leaving a great smoked flavor behind, almost like a smoke cheddar or something. Nice and rich with a slightly bitter end. I was very impressed with this beer, alaskan brewing had not impressed me much in the past.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (21286) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2004
Bottled, thanks rauchbier! Near black. Smokey licorice aroma. Firm and rounded, but a bit clean. Intricate mix of burnt malt with smoke. Salty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2005 2003 Vintage, bottled. Pours very black with a medium tan head, slightly red/pint tinge to the beer, and to the foam, which soon melted down to practically nothing.. It has low to medium carbonation. Aroma is Smokey, just like smoked cheese (as opposed to the smoked ham of the Schlenkerla) . First sip is of smoked cheese; a little roasted coffee and a bitter/sour feel on the back of the throat. As I work my way down the beer the smoked flavour becomes more subdued, it is very mellow, making this an accessible smoked beer (I was about to type cheese there!). Towards the finish it becomes drier, but still soft of the tongue, however the alcohol becomes more apparent at this stage. I put this off to the last of my recent American beer buy, but this was one of the better examples from the lot. Brilliant beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (30476) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2004
[Vintage 2003] A black beer with a chocolate brown collapsing head. The aroma is smoked yet sweet with notes of tar and blubber. The flavor is sour malty with notes of wood and only slightly smoked. But the alcohol runs over the tongue even though the mouthfeel is thin yet soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2004
2003 vintage. Almost black coloured. Smoked aroma of bacon. The flavour is roasty, malty and smoked. Soft mouthfeel. Mild and pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 5, 2004
Damn! I should’ve cellared this for a while....I have no patience. Last one I had was vintage 2000, I believe, this one is 2003: It pours with a rocky head that’s pretty small; not an overly smoked aroma, but it’s there; oh, man, this is good, rich maltiness followed by a lingering bitterness wrapped in camp fire smokiness; espresso and bittersweet chocolate flavors ; next time I’ll get two and cellar one. cases, that is

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