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RATINGS: 1727   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (684) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2016
2015 vintage. Pours dark as a starless night. Normal head volume, outstanding lacing and world class retention. Nearly world class nose of rich smoked malt that delivers a nice campfire bacon aroma. Had it been a bit more intense, it would have achieved world class status. Underneath roll light roast, chocolate and hop notes. Heavy medium body with a smooth and somewhat creamy texture. World class carbonation that provides a burst in the middle and a finely bubbled prickly finish. The body / carbonation ratio is perfect and really allows the flavor to open up. The flavor profile is quite outstanding. Surprisingly, the smoked malt delivers a subdued campfire bacon flavor, not the delicious intensity of Schlenkerla. In other words, this one is balanced better. This balance, or lack of smoke intensity, allows the other flavors to shine. Light bitter bakers chocolate, hints of molasses and a light hop spiciness appear from the middle on. Bitterness is light and has both a hop and roast character. As middle bitterness begins to fade, sweetness (caramel, molasses) maximizes and smoked malt comes to the forefront. It delivers a slight campfire bacon flavor but is mostly oak smoke. The finish is slow sweet fade that leaves a lingering oak smoke and just a hint of dryness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Majek (697) - Ząbki, POLAND - MAR 29, 2016
Bottled in 2012, drank 3,5 year after that.. Almost black colour with big beige head. Moderate aroma of dark malts, some bread, light smoke and chocolate. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Soft carbonation. Medium to full body. Decent stuff, but in my opinion it’s overrated. I’ve expected much more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrjaxson (481) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Huge smoke made me break out a few scotches for comparison. This porter has more smokiness than Ballantine’s Finest but not as much as an Ardbeg 10-year-old. What it has that the scotches don’t is hints of chocolate in the aroma. The body was a letdown--much thinner than expected--and the taste is bland and, now on the finish, overwhelmed with smoke. Given that the bottle’s label encourages aging and I opened it just six months after bottling, perhaps getting another and letting it sit a bit would be a good idea and a more fair test.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZodiacM (795) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2016
Vintage 2012. Pours beautiful black beer with light brown head. Aroma is a bit metallic, but mostly roasted malt and wonderful smoke. Taste is roasted malt, hoppy grassy and.... smoke! A wonderful balanced smoked porter, I love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rubin77 (916) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 10, 2016
F: average, beige, average lasting. C: very dark brown to dark, non-transparent. A: roasted malt, bacon, smoked ham, dark chocolate, espresso. T: 650ml bottle, 2013, from Malting Pot in Brussels, roasted malt, a lot of bacon, smoked meat, red berries, very smooth mouthfeel, light bitterness with long smoky notes and hit of chocolate finish, very well balanced, full body, medium to low carbonated, one of my favourite beer, worth to try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrettTaylor (737) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2016
Pours a dark brown with off-white head. Malt and smoke on nose. Palate is well-balanced smoke and malt. Absolutely delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
koshack (1303) - Gdańsk, POLAND - MAR 4, 2016
Ciemnobrunatny, nieprzejrzysty. Piana beżowa, drobna, opadła do kożuszka . Ślady na szkle nikłe. W aromacie nuty wędzone. Potem lekka paloność i gorzka czekolada. Trochę słodyczy w aromacie. W smaku przyjemnie wędzony, lekkie nuty drewniane. W posmaku garbnikowe i dębowe. Po ogrzaniu bardziej pełne i lekko słodsze. Bardzo dobre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (2263) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2016
Draft to shorty at Yardhouse Vegas pour opaque dark brown with moderate tan head. Nose smoked peat, bacon, roasted malt, very meaty. Taste kind of all over, I get moderate bitter, then red fruit flavors, followed by lots of smoke. Smokey peat, umami. Ashy roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3565) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2016
tried at Lincoln Tap House and Kitchen. Colour black with a large tan head. The aroma is a light peat smoke with fruit, and vanilla. Taste is stronger smoky, with a burnt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mister_Li (871) - GERMANY - FEB 24, 2016
Klares dunkelbraun mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, Röstaromen, leicht rauchig, etwas Speck, Karamell, leicht fruchtig, dunkle Schokolade. (ASP 2013)

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