Alaskan Baltic Porter

22 oz 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

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

22oz bomber acquired in a recent trade - apologies for now, but I forget who. When I remember, I'll post. 2005 Vintage. Pour is close to black with some dark brown/red highlights at the extremeties. Not much sustainable head, and not much lacing. Some creamy spottiness on the surface. A little more carbonated than I was expecting. In fact, quite fizzy hen you listen carefully - takes a little away from the mouthfeel for me. Aroma is amazing. Sweet, sweet smoke that is obvious but beautifully...