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RATINGS: 1530   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BarePaw (148) - Pullman, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2003
It's an average smoked porter. It's robust, creamy, and smoky. I like it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 8, 2003
I'm not a fan of smoked beers. That being said, this one does a good job of...being smoked. Creamy and malty, definitely robust. Definitely has a most appropriate "bite".

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2003
Very creamy and smoky porter. Has a bit of a sharp, cedary taste in there somewhere. Tasteful hops finish it off. The smoke notes seem to play with more a heavy bass timbre than the Stone Smoked Porter, which I actually prefer. Nice porter overall.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2004 2/27/2004, 2002 bottle: Aroma still has a great smokey presence, even after aging a year. Body is semi-sweet with some heavily roasted bitter notes. Crisp, dry warming finish. Still a nice smoked porter, but could use some finesse in the body. 2/2/2003, 2002 bottle: Heavily smoked aroma more so than Stone Smoked Porter. This has a sweet malty flavor which is well balanced with a light bitterness. The mouthfeel is silky and very smooth. This finishes dry and woody and leaves me wanting more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 1, 2003
Smokey aroma and quite a dark beer. It has a thick mouthfeel with the smoke evident as somewhat sweet initially, then fading into a dry bitterness. Slightly grassy and tart. Bigger ester palate than the smoked lagers I've tried previously.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JAN 29, 2003
2002 bottle. Dark brown color with hints of red at the edges. Intense smokey aroma...sweet up front. The flavor was sweet and smokey back and forth. Slight bitterness in the finish, but really I just got smoke from this thing. Thick feel for a porter...nice...creamy.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
evans2 (9) - Alabama, USA - JAN 28, 2003 does not count
(2002)As close to perfect as it gets for me. Chocolate smores by a campfire! VERY dark in color and not at all able to see through it. Great head...smoke colored. Not as overpowering in smoke as the 2001 was. Small bite of hops but mainly malt in flavor. VERY enjoyable and the thing that makes seasonal brews the best is that you want them MORE when they aren't in season. I'm going to swoop up as much as i can before they are gone!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2003
black with tan head. roasty, malty, smoky aroma. not as much smoke as I expected, the flavour was okay, though - smoke, cocoa, roasty malt. I'll have to try this again.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
morebier4me (140) - New York, USA - JAN 23, 2003
Over rated ... what a waste of $$$

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2003
Dark brown. Smokey, almost meaty nose. Good amount of smoke in the body with a big malty, bitter finish. Nice smoked porter.


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