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RATINGS: 1630   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (3096) - 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. ★★★★


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1958) - - MAY 31, 2015
Poured from bomber into a snifter Appearance – The beer pours a super dark brown, bordering on black color with a nice billowy tan colored head. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a god sum of foamy and stringy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is rather strong of a sweeter aroma with lots of molasses and caramel mixed with a good showing of a brownie smell of a slightly burnt and roasty nature. Along with these aromas comes a nice smoky smell mixed with a little bit of a grainy and hay-like aroma. Overall, the aroma is dark, smoky, and sweet. It’s quite nice. Taste – The taste begins with a sweet caramel and molasses taste as the nose would have suggested. Along with these sweeter tastes is a rather strong roasty flavor containing within a nice hit of grain and char. As the taste advances some of the sweeter tastes dwindle a bit all while more char and some rather smoky flavors come to the tongue. The smoke really comes on strong more toward the end, and with some hay, more roast and a loss of the sweeter tastes, one is left with a rather nice roasty and smoky porter flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is a on the slightly thinner side for a porter with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side as well. The lower carbonation is great for the darker, smoky, and upfront sweet nature of the beer, allowing all the flavors to really coat the tongue. While said, a little thicker of a body would have accentuated these nice flavors even better, really allowing all the dark tastes to linger on the tongue. Overall, the feel was just OK. Overall – This was a very flavorful and tasty smoked porter with a nice sweet start mixed with a good showing of smoke and char flavor later on. If only the body was a bit thicker it would have been totally spot one. A very good one to try if you have not yet had it. Quite tasty overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (1166) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 27, 2015
BOTTLE 65CL from Bov. 2013 vintage. Almost black, with clear red highlights and a small mocha head. It starts rather smoky with notes of smoked bacon Bamberg style, and even some smoked fish. After the smoke calms down, you get some simple chocolate topping. The taste is low to moderate black malt sweetness, the smoke leaves a spicy note, low to moderate spicy bitterness and some ashes in the finish. So, apart from the savoury smokiness, this is a good, Smooth, but simple porter.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparf (162) - Östersund, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2015
Vintage 2012. En välavvägd doft som domineras av rök, kött och kol. Här finns även en tydlig och tämligen söt maltarom. Hade nog förväntat mig mer komplexitet dock. Brygden är helt svart och har ett snyggt, tätt skum med lång varaktighet. Smaken är centrerad kring ett beskt kaffeartat nav med strålar ut mot karamellmalt, lakrits och torkad frukt – allt ackompanjerat av en trevligt avrundad rök. Den direkta eftersmaken är förvånansvärt kort men det ligger kvar en svag, rökigt besk efterklang därefter. Kroppen är förvisso fyllig men ger inget rikt intryck. Snarare kan fylligheten tillskrivas ett gott hantverk än en uppumpad trendighet.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TylerGreenDC (529) - - MAY 21, 2015
Draft. Tight lace. Aroma of smoky ham and cereal grains, maybe oats. Flavors of mocha, chewy something, with a bit of chalk and a faint hint of dried fruit. For most of the time the beer is on the palate it vacillates between sweet and smoky, back and forth. Tremendous.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fombe89 (420) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAY 18, 2015
Botella @IPA - La Cervecería del Millón de IBUs, Gijon color amarillo oscuro, aromas resinosos final amargo. Color negro, espuma beige, aroma ahumado sabor maltoso.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
huineman (365) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2015
Darkest brown, almost black. Rocky light-brown head. Intense aromas of smoked ham, coffee, iodine, seaweed, squid ink (it’s a very marine porter). Taste is salty, savoury and bitter. Soft and creamy. Long finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosskie (555) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2015
Pitch black beer with a generous foamy dark head and lots of bubbles. Smell is lots of smoke and bbq meat, some leather, subtle hints of hop, bit of sharp lemon. Bit of roasted nuts. Salty, with some creamy chocolate. Taste is creamy oily watery bitterness, beautifully balanced. Smoke and meat are a little bit less present with a bit more chocolate and some coffee. Nice fizz, touch of ash, resin. Full mouthfeel and full finish with a light astringence.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cantabrian (921) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 5, 2015
Between a porter and a smoked beer, I can find better specimens, which are not as herbal as this one. Interesting, but the heavy herbal tones on the flavour put me off.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (1830) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2015
Bottle a dark brown black colored beer with a tiny beige head aroma roasted malts smoke dark fruits caramel spicy and some hops flavor roasted malts smoke dark fruits spicy some citrus dry fruits and hops

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EddyBeer1 (1036) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2015
Noire, effervescence faible, col brun moyen. Principalement maltée, viande grillée, bien fumée, présence de fruits noirs, un peu lourde.


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