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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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3605) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2007
650 ml bottle

Thanks to hezron for following one excellent beer with another. This was a bottle that he had been hanging on to for a while - the bottle said it was a 2004 vintage. If the other Alaskan beers are anything like this someone up there is doing an excellent job.

Aroma / Appearance - Smoked hickory chips begin an intoxicating aroma which also contains coffee, slow roasted barbequed meat and peppermint extract. While not very dense it invites further reflection. The body was about as dark as you would expect from a porter with no head.

Flavor / Palate - Smoky ham, onions, tomatoes and pepperoni remind me of a Papa Murphys take and bake pizza (due to the lack of greasiness). I could almost imagine it being the seconds eaten for breakfast the next day due to the coffee taste that follows. While it does not stick to the throat it has enough body to make itself known. The finish is a midafternoon snack of licorice, plums and blueberries. The smoke comes through strongest in the finish though it does not overwhelm the senses.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2007
Thanks to Larry Pitonka. Dark color. Smell of smoke, malt, light coffee, coco powder, oak, and some hops. It smells like a fall day when you burn leaves out in the back yard. Taste of smoke, hints of chocolate, hops, roasted malt/coffee, nuts and smoked fish. What a great porter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2007
Bottle: Ive been sitting on this one for a while and I cant remember who sent it to me, but thanks to whoever you were. Black pour with an off white head. Aroma, chocolate, coffee, and some nice smoke to it. Flavor, chocolate malts, some nice roasted character to it, and the underlying smokiness is just great. Really great beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 19/20
DrD (61) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2007
Though this brew is surprisingly thin for the boldness of its flavor....its flavor ranks amongst the best all time...truly incredible blend of Islay single malt volcanic, peaty, earthiness and Bells Expedition Stout-esque open-flame-roasted-caramel-maltiness...though considerably more enjoyable over the long haul than either. A MUST TRY!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
littlecarp (135) - Redding, California, USA - APR 4, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2007 Bottle: pours with a thin, tan head. Smoky aroma, smells almost like bacon. Wonderful. Tastes even better, like a sharp smoked cheddar. Amazing!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
k9coug (114) - USA - APR 3, 2007
This beer tastes just like the story behind it makes the drinker think it should taste. You would swear there is a bit o salmon in the bottle. Smoked flavor is not overwhelming but stays on the palate a long time. Very dark with a thin contrasting white head.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2007
Courtesy the Solanator. Pours pitch black with almost no head. Very thick looking. The smell is like its namesake, very smoky, some bacon, dark malts, and roastiness. Taste is very similar to the nose, very smoky, get a pretty big campfire or bacon breakfast taste. I feel like I just walked out of Cracker Barrel. Very roasty, with just a touch of chocolate and big dark maltiness. Very rich tasting. Big and bold. Slightly bitter finish, but the smoke stays with you in the aftertaste. Damn tasty brew for # 300.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2007
A Mes rate: 475ml 2003 bottle at Chris Os extravaganza. Stunning beer. Glorious black tinged red colour with a well behaved tan head. Barley sugar, black cherries, tarry roasted malt and a simply beautiful underlying smokeyness sums up the aroma. Flavour is similar but with a little more fruit and some chocolate makes an appearance. The smoke all but dissapears then jumps out for the finish. Its quite superb. Wonderfully soft in the mouth. Top class beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2007
bottle: pours dark brown with small off white head. aroma is smoke and sweet caramel malt. flavour is smokey with a great balance of chocolate and sweetness. finishes very well. wonderful beer as good as i hoped. thanks yonkers

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2007 Bottle. Black with small tan head. Man this one sure smells smokey. The taste was of smoked meat , bacon grease, charcoal,chocolate,and roasted malts. Very smoky with dry finish. I dont know if Id drink this all the time but once was enough.


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