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Sunday, November 27, 2005 AD

13th Beer: The Alaskan Smoked Porter

BEER: Alaskan Smoked Porter - year round
ABV: 6.5%, bottle

BREWER: Alaska Brewing Co.
Date: 27NOV2005

Appearance (from light to dark): 5 (1 - 5)

Head - Initial appearance
  • Size – average
  • Fizzy
Head - Color
  • Off-white
  • Light brown
Head - Lacing
  • Excellent
Head - Longevity
  • Mostly lasting
Body - Clarity
  • Cloudy - murky
Body - Particles
  • Density - thick
Body - Hue
  • Dark
  • Brown
  • Black

Aroma (from weakest to strongest): 8 (1 - 10)

Malty
  • Moderate
  • Burnt
  • Molasses / Caramel
  • Chocolate - dark
  • Coffee - strong
Hoppy
  • Light
Yeasty
  • Not really
Miscellaneous
  • Port - tawny
  • Smoke / Tar / Charcoal
  • Coriander / Ginger
  • Allspice / Nutmeg / Clove / Cinnamon
  • Alcohol

Palate (again from worst to best): 4 (1 - 5)

Body
  • Full
Texture
  • Syrupy
Carbonation
  • Lively
Finish - Feel
  • Astringent - moderate
  • Alcoholic - light

Flavor (again from worst to best): 7 (1 - 10)

Initial flavor
  • Sweet - light
  • Bitter - moderate
Finish - Flavor
  • Sweet - light
  • Bitter - moderate
Finish - Duration
  • Long

Overall rating (out of 30, dumbass): 24

Comments: This smoked porter really reminded me of coffee as I smelled and drank it. It tasted good and strong - just like my coffee again. I'll see if Dan wants to rate this beer or not. Thanks to Dan the Geologist for sharing and the Intolerant for bringing.

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1 Comments:

  • I thought all these ratings would be posted on your personal beer blog, not this one. You fail.

    By Blogger Nick, at 11/27/2005 7:55 PM  

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