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Alaskan Smoked Porter (Bourbon Barrel Aged)

 
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Formerly brewed at Alaskan Brewing Company
Style: Smoked
Juneau, Alaska USA

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 4.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rough Draft series.
Alaskan Bourbon Smoked Porter takes the dynamic flavors of our award-winning Smoked Porter to a new level of complexity. Eight months of aging in Jack Daniels oak barrels mellows and softens the alder smoke characters of Alaskan Smoked Porter and the flavors of oak, smoke and bourbon mingle seemlessly.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11857) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2016 Sample at Denver Rare Beer Tasting VIII on 10/07/2016. Dark brown-black color with a medium tan head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing. Smoked malt, bourbon and chocolate aroma. Medium body with flavors of charred oak and malt, dark chocolate and bourbon. The finish is mildly boozy and smokey with a bourbon and malt aftertaste. Good beer overall.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TimE (5230) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 24, 2013
dark brown color, light brown head, smokey, with tons of bacon and bourbon, very unique. Big big smokiness hits you then bacon and bourbon. OMG this is heavenly. Applewood pulled pork doused in bourbon sauce. Fantastic. Full body. Malty, so well put together. Insane. Why cant anyone else try and/or pull this off? Bacon and bourbon are heaven on earth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Draught @ Brouwers Caf:   Pours pitch black, thin to moderate deep beige head, spotty lacing.   Strong smoke aroma, alder, typical Alaskan Smoked Porter aroma.   There is a slight difference tho, a bit of Whiskey in there.   Still the meaty smokiness that I come to expect from Alaskan.   The barrel aging is very minor as the base beer is big enough.   Seems a slight caviar aspect comes out on this one.   I may prefer the original versus the barrel aged version.   Not as woody/whiskey like as you would think.   A robust Porter for sure, but not as complex as I thought.   The base of this beer carries it enough tho!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Dark black. Aroma is of smoked meat. Taste is of alcohol, chocolate, and smokey flavor. Full body and syrupy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (6215) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Barrel aged smoked porter bitch. Boom! Wood, bourbon, smoked meat, ash. Nice aroma! Black with a tan head. Dry and roasty at first with a little ash, this moves to meaty sweet smoke and finishes with nice smooth but boozy bourbon. Fuck yeah great drinker good shit.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2011
This pours incredibly dark, with a wonderfully smokey aroma. The smoked hops are present in the taste, but there are hints of raisins and caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Denver Rare Beer Tasting 2010. Dark pour. Nose of smoky whiskey and caramel. Flavor is caramel, toffee and pitted fruits...with whiskey!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (5035) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Draft. Robust black pour with light ringed foamy head. Nose is sweet oaked bourbon, smoked malts are strong. Balaces to something like peaty scotch. Body is coating and smooth with snappy hops and alcohol. Toasted bitter finish. Leather, smoked jerky, marinated meat. Very solid and tasty big beer. Any time!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2010
sample @ the Denver Rare Beer Tasting II on 9/17/10. dark brown/light black pour with a 1/4" tan head. Big whiskey nose from the JD barrels. The barrel aging really cuts the smoke aromas down to almost non existence. light to medium body full of whiskey. soft roasted finish. nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Draught. Black brown with dark tan brown head. Aroma is smoked gamey meat, whisky, caramel, dark berry fruits, burnt cheap coffee and tastes and smells like a dark mushroom sauce atop a steak. Also smoked deer sausage. Finishes bitter and lightly sweet.


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