garthicus (2929) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 13, 2008
2006 bottle, Deep black colour, little to no head. Smokey aroma (perhaps a little obvious!) with a slight sour aroma also. It has a slight smoke flavour with a bitter bite to it and a short smokey finish, nice! User57106 (246) - - JAN 11, 2008
2007 bottle, consumed 01/11/08. Pours a dark, dark brown. A little coaxing brought a tan head into being which lingered on as a foam skin for some time. Smoky aroma. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel with... surprise! a pronounced smoke flavor. Luckily, there’s more to this one. A fleeting malty sweetness and a long, bitter chocolate finish challenge the smoke and, while losing, put up a good fight. I like it, but it’s a bit too smoky for me to have more than once a year or so. RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 11, 2008
Bottle of the 2007. Nice balanced smoke flavors up against a rich roasted malt background. One of the best smoked I have had. joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2008
Pours a nice dark black. Nice smoky bacon and sweet malt on the nose. Great creamy lightly carbonated mouthfeel witht the nice smoky bacon, chocolate, and sweet malt. lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2008 Nice black pour with an average sized light tan head. Smell is lightly to moderately smoky, and for a short while, almost smoked fish like, for some reason... Thinnish body and more so than I expected. Some light char flavor and a smokier flavor than smell. Nice but not as great as I expected. Have another bottle to sample and will see what I think of it then as well.
shigadeyo (3739) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2008
2006 Vintage: runak6 (3) - USA - JAN 7, 2008 does not count
1/08/2008: As soon as the cap is popped off, a deep, meaty smoke and char rolls out of the bottle. The flavor starts dry with chocolate, caramelized and roasted malts and then the smokiness and a hint of sweetness comes through. The smoke has a light meatiness to it as well and lingers on the palate and hangs in the back of the throat. Alaskan Smoked Porter 2006 is dark brown (cola/coffee-colored) and clear. There really isn’t any lasting head or crown and the carbonation is fine and smooth. It has a medium body and goes down easily. As the beer warms, a lasting, creamy tan head forms, it becomes more rich, a dark chocolate flavor becomes noticeable, the smoke and char deepens, the body fills out more, and it seems more creamy on the palate. Overall, this beer has a nice level of smokiness and is quite balanced and robust. Now I am eager to try this beer with 4-5 years of age on it as I was actually hopeing for somehting a bit more from this beer...
1 pint 6 fl. oz. bottle (6.5% Alcohol by Volume) from bitbucket and Yonkers65. Thanks Bob and Bruce! I appreciate it. Rating #610 for this beer...
This beer ages like a wine, smooth and rich in flavor after being on the shelf about 5 years or more. The oldest I have tasted was a 2001 and was potent and delicious! drawde (115) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Very dark, opaque, with a coffee-colored head. Smells like a campfire (heavily smoked). Bitter and creamy palate. Flavor is tremendously smoky--really heavy with wood and bacon flavors. I feel like I’m camping in Alaska :) garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 6, 2008
22oz bottle, very nice chocolate and huge smoke smell. Taste was smoke all the way. Very nice apperance with awsome lacing on the glass. went well with my smoked brisket. Word Bobsy (194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2008
Bottle from whole foods in san fran. Bordeline black pour, with a very thin head that dissipates almost immediately. The appearance isn’t all that impressive, but what follows makes up for it. Abundant smoky campfire aromas, and a smooth smoked chocolate flavour. Weird, but fantastic.