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RATINGS: 1504   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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2003
I got a few of these on trade and i have only one thing to say for this beer and thatís "what a beer" nice head,malty,smoky in aroma and flavor finish had a malty lite smoke aftertaste nothing better,for those cold nightís when the t.v. is boring

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dwight (8) - USA - JUL 11, 2004 does not count
This is one of the finest beers ever made. Canít think of much of anything wrong with it. Excellent balance of malt and smoke. Iíve never aged mine because it never lasts that long, but this is one beer you could probably lay down for awhile. MMMM.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
LJBrewing (22) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 7, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2005 This is the proto-type Smoked Porter. If you are looking for what a Smoked Porter should taste like, look no furthur. I have not had the patience to let mine age beyond the current vintage in the stores. My thoughts are the Smoked Porters in general are an underatted delicious style that should only gain in popularity. The alder smoked malt is incredible. The balance on this beer between the smoke accent and porter base style is magic. This is a beer that goes well with food and would be a fine completement to a salmon dish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lcattrell (2) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2005 does not count
One word: keep it in your basement. You wonít want to. But you will be glad you did. Deep, smoky, mellow. Not overly smoky. Incredibly rich. Good now--Gets outrageously good with time...

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2007 2005 sample. Pours a dark brown with a tan dissipating head. Smells smoky with chocolate, pepper and tea in the background. Tastes of chocolate, smoke, pepper, some slight tanginess. Mouthfeel is full and begging for more. Finish is slightly peppery with chocolate that lingers. Surprising for a 6.5% beer. Having also tried the 2004 and 2006 versions at several intervals, this beer has proven itself to be a true world classic.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2007 Alaskan Smoked Porter 22 oz bomber Moderate pour in a stein. 2006 version, consumed 06/07 Poured black with some faint brown highlight with a large frothy somewhat lasting head with fair lacing. Smelt of strong smoke with moderate chocolate, coffee, burnt grain, It is also reminescent of smoked salmon in a way... Maybe just a brain associatioin, Alaska, salmon, smoked, but it is oddly mineral. Taste was upfront perfectly balanced strong smoke wit hmoderate chocolatey bitter sweet touches followed by a more pronounced moderate roasted malt bitterness and some cocoa and faint sour and sweet dried dark fruit. Palate was medium bodied, softly carbonated, creamy and velvety and lightly astringent. Overall, smoked porters are my favorite style so the points are skewed a bit, but I think I have found the paragon of the style. There is definately a mineral edge to it, and that puts it over the top. I need more of this or I need to move to Alaska. Much thanks to mreusch for the trade!

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
clovisc (9) - USA - JUN 16, 2009 does not count
probably the greatest dark beer iíve ever had, except for alaskanís baltic porter. aging causes the alder smokiness to give way to more vanilla notes... try it new, and aged. a winner every time.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 20, 2011
The mother of all smoked porters. Rich, dark dark brown and an aroma and taste of smoked malts that is powerful but not overwhelming. Josh and Angie brought this beer back from California on their honeymoon for me. 7/1/2010

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bobshoemaker (3) - Renton, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2012 does not count
If this was the last beer I had before I died, I would go out a happy man. Especially good with some Alaska Smoked Salmon and and Smoked Gouda while sitting in front of the fireplace, in the hot tub, or watching asports event.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
malrubius (1578) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2010 2005 22 ounce bottle in pint glass. Bown-black with brown head and lace. Smoke and chocolate aroma. Flavors of smoke, chocolate, roasted coffee and mild fruitiness with medium bitter finish. Medium-full body and medium-low carbo. A great porter without the smoke. An absolute marvel as it is.


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