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RATINGS: 1643   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 14, 2004
2003 version--- pours an almost black/brown with no head, just a ring around the top. Aromas are amazing.... The flavor of smoked salmon is taking over my sense of smell. Chocolate and coffee, as usual, is in the aroma... Flavor is very smokey and all else isnít that upfront. As with many other smoked brews, the smoke flavor takes over all of the of the original flavors of the brew.. I wonder if age will mellow out the smoke and let the rest of the beer shine through. There is a slight bitterness and a flavor that leaves a warm belly. rerate-- And after about 12 minutes and 37 seconds, this brew, as every brew, opens up so much more... the complexities of a robust porter come through and the initial over-smoked flavor disapates. 15 minutes ago, I gave this a 3.2 which was a little generous at the time... but now it is at about a 3.8,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6161) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2004 2003: Opaque deep dark brown with a quickly phasing out light brown head. Forget some chocolate over your fireplace, put some bacon to medium fire, cut a slice or 2 of smoked ham, mix it all up and take a big sniff. Itís mostly light, pretty much all about the smoke figures, but seems well done and balanced. Body is mostly light with moderate carbonation which could be less intense. Very mild acidity on the tongue, leather, herbal characteristics. This is not as good as Iíd hope. Dark roasted malt, licorice, molasses, very dry coffee lingers. I must say Iím much more keen on the smoke focus in the aroma than the a little of everything on the palate where I lose the fire and woody characteristics that I love. I prefer a calumet or revenante.
2001 aged sample in october 2004. No head, firecamp aroma, bold malt flavors, woody, lightly earthy. Light tartness, rather creamy, but flavors got a bit subdued and overall, it's less interesting than the 2003.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2004 2002 version from a 660 ml bottle. Prominant smokey aroma. Dark beer with a fast disappearing head. Molasses, sweet caramel malt and brown sugar. The flavour was much more subtle than the aroma, the smokiness accentuates a well balanced brew with piney hops, grassy flavour and just enough bitterness to finish and round it off. 2003 version Very dark brown with a thin dissipating tan-coloured head, leaving a ring of foam around the rim of the glass. Smoky, beeckwood aroma layered over the top of a fairly prominent coffee character. Flavour however, shows coffee on the front, light acidity which then explodes into a load of smoke on the finish with a lingering bitterness on the finish. Quite different from the 2002 however, but almost as good. Ar 8, Ap 3, Fl 7, Pa 4, Ov 15

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2004
2003 Edition. Great wet campfire aroma, mixed with chocolate notes. Smooth and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2004
2003 edition. This dark brown-bodied porter poured with a minimal light tan head. Smoked malt aroma carries over into the flavor- I felt I was drinking liquefied smoked chubs (oh, so good!). Salty cured meat with toasty, roasted malt flavors carry the body. Rather thin-bodied. Also rather unidimensional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - JUN 3, 2004
2003: Aroma of smoked salmon or maybe lotz. Near black with translucent shallows and an off white head that give a very rich and fresh look. Carbonation is medium-low and the flavor smokey, grapish and well roasted. It is sweet and fresh (as opposed to earthy/musty/dank). This must be brewed from salmon juice instead of water, but in a positive way (if thatís possible). The big thing is that the smoke flavor doesnít dominate or taint the beverage but is subtle enough to really enhance the overall flavor. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
envane (568) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2004
2002 bottle. Opaque black and a tan head. Aroma is of smoke and chocolate. Tastewise, the smoke is subdued, and balanced with the other flavours - choclate, plum, raisin. The smoke comes out in the finish. Really good stuff. Much thanks to slikwily for this!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (8678) - 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.

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