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Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaskan Baltic Porter

Alaskan Baltic Porter

22oz bottle thanks to BitterBill for the opportunity. 2009 Vintage. Pour is a standard black, with some brownish highlights at the extremities. Head appears quickly but it is very "fizzy" and then it dies immediately. Coupled with the color, the beer looks EXACTLY like a freshly poured Coke - exactly. The head (or rather the lack of it) is rather disappointing and although the color is good but the overall appearance is not all that thrilling. The nose gives a heap of sweet molasses and...

Alaskan Amber

Alaskan Amber

12 oz stubbie bottle. Been waiting on this one for a while, delighted to get the chance to try it. In a nutshell this beer is for me, just about as quintessential as one is likely to get outside of Dusseldorf. Magnificent clarity underneath the bone white head and superb lace and just the right amount of carbonation to make the beer feel alive but not enough to make it prickly. There is a definite reddish/orange hue to the beer that mingles with the more classic, brown colors. The classic...

Alaskan Smoked Porter

Alaskan Smoked Porter

Additional notes 04/13/24 Picked up this 2023 Vintage (pictured) on a recent trip to Colorado. Not a beer that i thought that I would ever necessarily see again but here we are. The finish is more bitter than I remember, in fact quite noticeably so, but the smoke is still relatively mild. A little surprised at the bitterness in fact. This is likely just a change of palate for me rather than a change in the beer, A true American classic, still superb after all these years. Original notes...