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RATINGS: 1540   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3956) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2003
Not as smokey as some of the German smoked beers this is nevertheless a fine beer.It reminds me of slightly burnt chocolate with a very pleasant mouth feel. Thinner in taste than I expected it is still a complex and interesting beer without reaching the hights that I expected.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5191) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2003 Now available in Safeway supermarkets in the UK - this award winning and inspirational smoked beer from the Alaskan microbrewery founded in 1986, has proved popular enough to win mass votes for best beer lists on the internet. Malt smoked over alder-wood fires is the key to this beer, and there's a smoke taste for sure, along with a stouty roast malt. The mouthfeel is firm and fat with a little lemon zest. The aroma is soapy at first, then dies away. Flavours can be teased out through the intense smoked malt - an array of fruits that often slip out of reach: now bannana, now strawberry, now lemon. But the combination of all this is dull rather than exciting. A huge, lumbering bear of a beer. That said - it is good ... just, not that good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leaparsons (8037) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2003
Pitch black with a coffee-with-milk coloured head. Aroma is smokey with a touch of licourice. Flavours are smokey, coffee and dark chocolate. Good bitterness at the finish, too. A damned fine beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2003
(2001) Opaque black in color with a bold beige colored head. Aroma was very smokey and peppery....like beer jerky! Nice! Very full in flavor....lots of smoke and alcohol. Just an all around great beer that does the style justice....would go perfect with a steak dinner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - APR 1, 2003
Bottle. Chad thoroughly enjoys this beer. Quite rich, almost imperial stout-ish. The smokiness really comes through in the aroma and flavor, right until the finish. Yeah. Nice appearance, opaque with a big tan head. The imperial stout of porters!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2003
2002 Bottle. Milky sweet aroma. CHocolatey. Dark and opaque. Basic porter with good chocolate flavors and a smooth drinkability. I am barely getting smoked flavors. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MicroRob (42) - Kelowna, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 12, 2003
Impressive with a creamy head. Very black in color and a nice smoky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2173) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2003
Very black color; head was tan with good density; not as annoyingly smoky in the nose as I would have expected. Wonderful chocolate hit in the first sip. None of that "dirt" flavor I get from most porters. Very satisfying. Smoke is not a huge presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbumble (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 18, 2003
Nice dark color with light brown head. Good smell. Awsome rich porter taste followed by the mysterious smokey after taste. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 13, 2003
One hell of a beer. Sometimes I swear I can taste a bit of smoked salmon in this. Almost opaque dark brownish black color with a thick tan head that slowly subsided to a thin ring. Smoky malt aroma. Smoky, malty, roasty flavors abound. Bitter at first, then smoke, malt, and a faint chocolate. Moderate acidity. Medium mouthfeel, carbonation. Coats my mouth with smoky deliciousness! Finishes dry. Smoothes out nicely with aging.

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