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RATINGS: 1606   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiveacestx (680) - Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Bottle - pours dark black with a heavy cola colored head. Has a smoky coffee flavor to it. I was highly impressed with the creamy mouthfeel. Nice roasty finish.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fellebag (1001) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle 65cl. Light brown head diminishing. Dark brown color. Aroma is chocolate malt, a lot of smoke and a great package of leather. Hint of berries. Taste is sweet, dry and strong. The leather is by all very present here.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
grew (80) - Wrocław, POLAND - FEB 23, 2015
2012 edition. Looks nicely: black with good head. Aroma: surprisingly very low smoke (probably because of 3 years of aging), well-distinguished: dark chocolate, coffee and cherry notes. Carbonation is too high. Smoke is in after-taste. Very good, well-arranged beer. Very similar to aged baltic porters.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MNAle (46) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2015
2014 version. First pour: bomber into a tulip glass. Second pour: into a pilsener glass to try to see more (color, carbonation). Pours very dark, almost opaque black. 1.5 in thick tan head that retains nicely. Leaves thick, clinging lace as it receded. (This pilsener pour had a much larger head, that collapsed with a very nice visual effect from the bottom up. Also, if I backlit the pilsener, I could see a very dark red color behind the front-lit black.) Smokey aroma, as expected from the name, with a faint meaty bacon or ham note. A bit of a boozy smell, even though it is only 6.5%. Pleasant aroma, but not the traditional beer-like. Smokey flavor on initial taste, with a mild bitterness lasting into the aftertaste. Thick, creamy mouth feel. Almost no carbonation visible in the tulip or in the feel. The smoky bacon is there in the taste, but the smokiness is more subtle than I was expecting. With backlighting in the pilsener, I was able to observe light carbonation. The malt backbone of this beer is well represented, but still, the overriding taste is smoky and somewhat bitter. I would have expected more of a malt-forward taste for a porter, but I do like the taste nonetheless. I have two other bottles that my intention is to drink one per year and see how it ages. Im looking forward to see how this very good beer changes with age.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2145) - California, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Smoky aroma... Color is black brown... Flavor is overwhelmingly smoky, like eating from a campfire... Almost too much... Okay at best, but I like my homebrewed version better.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
smroush (69) - Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Aroma is quite interesting - lots of smoke, malt, beechwood, even a sausage-like aroma. Color is brownish-black, lightly cloudy, with a small white to off-white head. Taste is heavy on the sweet with a long duration. Palate is full bodied. Overall a pretty good beer with some interesting and unusual aromas. I think the smoke is a bit too dominant for my taste though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPAgutten79 (652) - Skui, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2015
Mrk med medium hyde p skummet. Aroma av ryk, noe kaffe og noe trket frukt. Smaken er kaffe og ryk (som i rkt skinke, bacon osv). Noe st, med en mild bitterhet i ettersmaken. Tynn/medium konsistens.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bwyu (41) - - FEB 17, 2015
Nice porter on the roastier side. Was having this with bbq so the smoke wasnt overwhelming. Would like to taste this layer without the bbq influencing my palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jspronck (120) - BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
Transports you to Alaska with smoky notes reminiscent of smoked salmon or venison meat. Dark color. Strong smoky and coffee aromas. Rich and full bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franksv6 (340) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2015
Black / brown beer with a beige head. Taste malts, Smooky, coffee and raisins. Bitter and smokkey afthertaste. Good beer with only 6.5% alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
X (34) - California, USA - FEB 9, 2015
One of the finest smoked beers on the planet. I really want to dink this with a couple of hot Filipino hookers while sitting around a campfire.


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