In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from Alaskan Brewing and it is one of their special beers. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this west coast craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know Alaskan Brewing. Let us get into this porter.
It has a jet black color with a light tan constant head. The aroma has a heavy chocolate with a slight smoked notes. The taste has a sweet and burned chocolate notes with a dry smoked chocolate aftertaste. It is kind of drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.alaskanbeer.com):
Alaskan Brewing Company – Smoked PorterSmoked Beer. Known as “rauchbier” in Germany, smoke-flavored beers were virtually unknown in the U.S. until Alaskan Smoked Porter was developed in 1988.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 on November 1 and unlike most beers, may be aged in the bottle much like fine wine.
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Closing, I am a pretty big fan of porters and in the last three years, I have been slowly getting into some smoked porters. Before Alaskan Brewery hit the State of Michigan, I have been wanting to try this beer. It was a no brainer to pick up a bottle of this brew when it the shelves. I have to say I am not disappointed one bit. This beer was awesome. The smoke part of the beer is not heavy but gives it some character to it. I love the chocolate notes but with that all said, it is a great product. It is not as good as Stones Brewery’s Smoked Porter. I do like it. I just feel for the price. Stone Smoked Porter is worth the price and I believe it is cheaper. However, there is not many smoked porters in my market, this beer is so worth it either way. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser