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RATINGS: 1659   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.

Habanero's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (3437) - Tranbjerg, - JAN 29, 2013
Bottled 2011. Pours black with a medium sized, tan head leaving a fair lacing. Nose of toasted malt, chocolate, coffee and smoke. Sweet flavor that ends up quite dry. Medium bodied, oilt texture and soft CO2. An excellent smoked porter. ★★★★

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (1056) - CROATIA - NOV 25, 2015
Tap; pours black with a mocha colored head; smoky aroma with roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, and dark fruit; taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and hints of dark fruits and smoke; dry smoky finish with light bitterness; excellent smoked porter

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Xevious (27) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Pours a dark color with a tan head with various sized bubbles with some lacing. Smell is a very strong, smoky campfire smell. The bottle is what attracted me to it when it claimed it was one of the best beers ever made. Taste is MINDBLOWINGLY good! If you’re a fan of expensive coffee, this may be the brew! Roasted coffee, roasted nuts and seeds, dark chocolate, a dash of dark fruits and a nice snap at the end. Most high quality beers have a feel of watered down motor oil going down and this most certainly does! The only gripe is that it’ll set you back nearly 7$ for a single bottle, but it’s well worth it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (1755) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2015
22 oz bottle poured at a tasting. 2012 vintage. I have been able to find a decently wide variety of vintages of this just hanging around market shelves, so I hope to play the vertical game on this one. Pours black, with a tan swirl fizz head. Huge smoked aroma, as expected. A ton of roasted malt, with the nice camp fire character throughout. Standout beer. Awesome.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (630) - - NOV 19, 2015
pours black color, clear, slightly haze, with off-white foamy, stable head. visually low carbonation. Aroma: prevail malt aroma of smoked, like smoked bacon, with dark malts, which takes on coffee, dark chocolate, supported with aroma of dark fruits, like plums, prunes. Flavor: strong malt flavors, which takes on coffee, dark chocolate, with smoky note in the background, supported with strong fruity notes of dark fruits, especially of plums and cherries. Hop flavors takes on pine. Hop bitterness is moderate medium, malt sweetness is medium, finish is sticky, dry, body is light full, carbonation is low, texture is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flip_soeperman (879) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2015
Aroma is nice and baconny. Roasted chocolate notes, some coffee. Good aroma. Taste is nice and creamy with some bitterness. Carbonation is on the high side and body is medium. Together with the carbonation this takes away from the beer and makes is too light bodied for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackisle (1373) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle 65cl. (vintage 2012, bottle date 18/09/12). Almost opaque deep ruby brown color, large frothy tan head, mostly diminishing, good lacing; strong smoked aroma, roasted malts, bacon, light vanilla, hints of chocolate and coffee; taste is smoky, medium sweet and bitter, light chocolate; full body, creamy texture, average carbonation, rich aftertaste, mild bittersweet, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee; a rich, complex and well-balanced smoked porter, a beer like a meal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
inpherno (6) - Northglenn, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2015 does not count
2015 Vintage - Poured into pint glass. This hearty winter seasonal is warm and inviting, & unique in flavor due to their use of alder wood. A beautiful dark brown color, almost black. Smells of good smoke. The flavor is one of charred wood, roasty chocolate, & fruity highlights of cherry or plum as it warms. There’s a pleasant smoky aftertaste & finishing notes of black tea. It’s smokey but not terribly bitter as other attempts at rauchbiers outside of Germany can tend to be. The mouthfeel creamy, beckoning you to take one more sip. 45 out of 50

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (925) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma is smoke, jerky, caramel, and chocolate. Flavor is smoke and jerky, with some caramel and subtle chocolate. Has a moderate bitterness. Great beer with unique smoked malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Klimaet (977) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2015
Sample @ Borefts Beer Festival 2015. Pours pitch black with a big brown head. Aroma is malty, roasty, smokey, dark fruits, chocolate. Taste is roasty, dark chocolate, dark fruits, caramel, coffee, gunpowder, smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
jc1762 (384) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 26, 2015
2012 Vintage poured into a teku showing dark translucent brown with a finger of thick latte colored foam. The nose is shows a good mix of moderately intense whisky, smoke, and steel tank. The palate is medium bodied and very foamy. Flavors of very light smoke and some bourbon notes. Light smoky bitterness on the finish with a light smoked nuttiness. The finish returns back to the smoky bitterness. Overall, a very foamy and lightly flavored easy drinking porter. Flavor is lighter than what I wanted but that the body and foaminess combine together to make it very drinkable.

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