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RATINGS: 1750   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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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3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ksigty (107) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 18, 2007
Having this beer was like drinking a BBQ meal. There should be a disclaimer on the bottle that says, not for drinking alone. I think I would have enjoyed this MUCH more if it was paired with the right food. Everything about this beer was bold. I am going to buy another bottle and try it again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2007
Thanks to Holdenn for sharing this brew. 22 oz bomber. Black opaque with tan head. Aroma is coffee, smoked malt, slight alc, and choclate. Flavor is coffee, sweet, cherry, chocolate, and that same smokey malt. Nice full body. Very good, thanks again Holdenn.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2007
22 oz bomber thanks pantanap for this trade. Drank where all smokes should be drank, around a campfire. Pours a dark black with a beige head. Aroma is light rauch, smoked pork, smoked malts, wood, and chocolate. Chocolate roast flavors more of the smoked bacon/pork notes wrapped inside chocolate, with hints of toasted biscuit malts. Finishes smoky with bakers chocolate. Not uber smoky as other smoked beers have been but blalanced really well with the chocolate and light sweetness. Well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5824) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2007
Picked up single 22-oz bottle from Johns Market Place in Portland, OR. Vintage 2006; pours a clear dark brown brew with a light tan head that slowly dissolves to a fine film and good ring lacing. Aroma of smoked pork or bacon, with scents of chocolate, molasses, and light coffee. Taste is full bodied, smokey, with more toasted malt, and light chocolate flavors. Finish is smooth, sweet and a decent dark chocolate aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DarkMagus (507) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2007
Bottle from 2006. Dark brown to black color with a rapidly dissipating thin brown head. Very rich, smoky aroma with roasted grains, some cocoa, coffee, brown sugar, a bit of saltiness (soy sauce), and smoked bacon. Huge malty flavors with an equally huge amount of smokiness, with more smoked bacon, saltiness, smoked grains, a bit of burnt-toast bitterness as well as some from the hops. A lingering "campfire" aftertaste. Very smooth and soft mouthfeel, but not too heavy...with a pretty dry and astringent bitter finish. A slight hint of alcohol as it warms up. Great stuff, Ill definitely be having more of these.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2007
My favoritesmoked brew. Pours rich black. Tons of smoked roasted malts in the nose. Same in the flavor. Smoked coffee, smoked cocoa, smoked cheese. Gouda cheese would go with the ale perfectly, more so than Stones porter. This is a permium porter. Smooth mouthfeel, wish I bought more than one.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
coop3dw (2) - Canton, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2007 does not count
Best smoked porter I have ever had. Nice smoked aroma and flavor with a slight chocolate overtone. I first had it on tap in Scagway Alaska at the Red Onion in 2006. You can find it bottled throughout the North West but its much better on tap. I believe its only made during the month of October but it does seem to get better with age. Living on the East coast, it can be a little hard to find without the right connections. After having my cousin in Washington State send me a few cases, I started making a very close approximation using a recipe I found in North American Clone Brews book by Scott Russell.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2007
2002 vintage courtesy of Ughsmash by way of mswf. A huge "thank you!!!!" to both of them for this rare treat. I was very much aniticipating this one as the 2002 is widely considered one of the hallmark years for this beer. SMOKE!! Thats all you need to know. Ive yet to have had an American smoked "anything" that matches up well to the famed Bamberg beers that I hold so dear. This one does just that. What makes it even more remarkable is how well its held up after five years. This must have had just an insane smoke quality to it when fresh. Now, the porter-side of the beer matches perfectly to the rauch side. Great balance with this beer. Nice toasted malt notes that stand-up very well to the aggressive smoked side. Coffee, bittersweet chocolate and bits of burnt caramel. Smoke on the aroma, palate and finish are touched with a bit of peppery spiciness. Body a bit light and a little sad to see it was not bottle conditioned. This makes it even more remarkable to me how well it held up. Worth the hype for this particular vintage.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2007
2002 bottle, extra special thanks to mswf!!! Poured very deep brown with an initial thicker caramel head.. receded rather quickly to a scattered loose cap. The aroma was very heavily smoked, even after the 5 years.. roasted bakers chocolate beneath, providing a wonderful base... some sweet notes emerge as an afterthought, and make this truly decadent! Flavor had almost burnt, semi-sweet chocolate at the core.. some coffee bitterness with very well-smoked beechwood rising above all.. semi-sweet chocolate and plum skins with that wonderful smoke through the finish. This was a little lighter-bodied than Id like, but it felt great.. slightly grainy, well-smoked, with a long, camp-fire-infused chocolate finish. Just loved it! Thanks Matt!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2007
Thanks to Naven for the bottle. Near black with a small head. Aroma like a campfire with chocolate and dark malt. Smell matches the flavor. The smoke is prominent, but doesnt overpower the sweet malt. Some bitterness near the end. Medium to heavy body. Quality brew.


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