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RATINGS: 1636   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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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2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holmen2 (1785) - - AUG 26, 2013
Almost black in colour, offwhite head. Smokedness in taste. Perhaps missing the complexity of the best of Bamberg.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickFifty (695) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2015
2013. Deep brown color, beige head. Roasted malt nose, cured meat, smoke, chocolate, fruity notes. Roasted malt taste, coffee, licorice, light smoked, meat, hint of brown sugar. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Paigeturner (63) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Yes dark robust brew. Cocoa and dark roast. Nice smokiness. Very dry and clean finish with some earthy hops in end.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (2083) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2015
Aroma: intense bacon, smoked, coffee, chocolate. Appearance: black, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters continue, toasted malts, some caramel, bacon, smoky and savoury flavours. Overall: very nice Smoked, very well balanced. Pint at the brewery, Juneau.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berlinoise2go (665) - NORWAY - JUL 4, 2015
2013 edition. Bottle (65cl) from Vinmonopolet, Oslo. Black colour. Inch-thick beige head, good retention (except for short-lived lacing), settles as a thick ring. Aroma of malt, smoked meat, lactose, slightly vegetal. Medium body, soft carbonation, nicely chewy compared with your average porter. Taste is mostly dry, well balanced by a pleasantly sweet maltiness, lightly smoked, with a mild bitterness that becomes more dominant towards the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ericular (797) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2015
On tap @ Alaskan Brewing Company. Good balanced amount of smoke in this one, and it’s tasty. Beef jerky, chocolate. Complex and balanced.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
valquere78 (31) - calais, FRANCE - JUN 13, 2015
Black and opaque color, has fine cream-colored foam. The aroma of smoked highlighted, old smoked ham, coffee, raisins, other dried fruits, peat and а hint of Scotch. Taste very velvety, soft, pleasant, and slightly warming, coffee, dark chocolate, sherry and old whiskey, smoked salmon and bacon. Perfect balance, really great beer. And after spicy and hopped previous one!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1998) - - 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 (1232) - 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 (171) - 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 (571) - - 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.


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