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RATINGS: 1569   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2003
I know this is supposed to be a family show and what not, but this stuff is fucking awesome! A quite perfect aroma, that smells of a smokehouse and would go nicely with barbecue, ribs, and steak. Aroma nicely compliments the the flavor, with a big smokey nose and a flavor that is pefectly roasted, with alot of toffee and caramel, backed by lots of chocolate and coffee roastiness. Bittersweet finish, that is good to the last drop.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (2730) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2003
Bottle 2002 vintage: Good nose. Smoke, roasted malt. Nice clean reddish dark brown color. Little head, disappeared quickly. Smoke, coffee, chocolate in the flavor. Nice smokey, roasty, bitter finish. Very drinkable. A good porter with great smoke flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - OCT 30, 2003
Black on the pour, head was pretty small, but it did leave some nice lacing. Aroma is roasty, coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Pretty standard porter taste with just a slight hint of smoke.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2003
Color is a dark brown with a very small head. Aroma is mainly coffee and some smoke. Flavor is roasted coffee and smoke. Body is medium.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6318) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2012 Bottle (2012 vintage). Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, dark chocolate), lightly hoppy (flowers), with a note of smoke (wood/meat). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Well, Alaskan has finally improved the smoke character of this one. In previous vintages I’ve tried, the smoke was always rather ashy and creosote-like. But now it more resembles the Rauchbier of Bamberg...more meaty and rich. Maybe the only good beer from Alaskan, but good nonetheless.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2003
[2002 Vintage] Very dark black with a small tan head. Huge smokey aroma. Very strong and very pleasant smell. Even bigger smokey flavor. Medium body. This beer is quite nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2007 This a beer I’ve seen a lot of write ups about in many a food magazine. Pour dark, stoutish, almost black. Aroma is sweet and malty. Flavor is smokey. I can imagine drinking this and eating some fresh smoked salmon, what a meal that would be. Finish is sweet and smokey. Very good beer.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2003
2002 bottled edition- Very, very dark brown color overall with deep ruby highlights within its realm of dark fog when held up to the light. Thin cocoa brown head that subsides quickly and leaves clear spotty lace. Smell has lots of good sweet roastyness to it, deep and rich, thick sweetened chocolate layered on top of heavily roasted malts, small hops and a hint of smokey woodish earth lightly showing up as it warms with a note of coffee in it. Taste is smooth and roasty sweet, light bitter sweet chocolate, lightly tangy sweet roasted malts. Well rounded and soft, a small amount of hops pleasantly keeps a nice bittering bite and balance over the roasty sweetness. Some coffeeish senses along with a gentle effervescense of smokeyness sneaks its way past the roasty sweetness as well. There's some dark fruity bread chewyness that reminds of a x-mas favorite of mine, a dark marble rye-cinnamon-cherry bread that makes it a pleasing memorable experience for me. Its not overly complex, it has very subtle qualities and when served at the desired warmer temp the smokey characteristics become a bit more noticeable, but never enough to overwhelm. Feel is smooth and creamy, medium, close to full body, lightly chewy aspect with a sticky roastyness covering the tongue and mouth in the finish; my favorite part of this beer, or for any porter for that matter. A very smooth drinkin' porter that goes down pretty easy. Its not quite as bold or rich as some, but its a definate keeper; worth the effort of finding and a must try for all.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2003
This is a one of those big beers. Dark brown with a frothy tan head. Smooth as silk, sweet and not too smokey. Only Fullers London Porter has more flavors. Yum

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 27, 2003
2001. Very dark brown with thin tan head. Smoky aroma with a hint of coffee. Full mouthfeel and subdued smokiness. Not as smoky as a Stone smoked porter. Very nice.


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