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Alaskan Stout - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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380 Ratings

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Ratings: 380
Reviews: 209
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 31
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2001

The unique blend of the oats and malts in Alaskan Stout produce a balanced, smooth beer with hints of coffee and caramel.
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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Alaskan, the king of nominal beers (well, except for their pumpkin porter - that was exceptional!). Lets see how their stout holds up or if it is going to be a yawn-fest.

Appearance : dark as dark can be, absolutely no light penetrating. The head is a rich almond color and 3 fingers tall.

Aroma : behind a large alcoholic presence, there are strong whiffs of cocoa, fudge, and earthy black licorice.

Flavor : the flavor is good with rich cocoa and licorice, and abundant in oatmeal. The end of the flavor profile brings an earthy hop, finishing with dry cocoa powder.

Mouthfeel : naturally full but not chewy, easy drinking for a stout but not watery.

Overall : hey, it's not bad, in fact I'd put it amongst the top ten or maybe five stouts ive tried. Better than most oatmeal stouts I've had. I recommend it, perhaps Alaskan is better at their darker beers.

Photo of maedhros09
3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Chocolately nose, mild apple-like acidity, mildly sweet maltiness balances the roasted character. In the end the acidity and fairly mild roast character threw me off a little, although I did like the sweetness and the overall range of flavors.

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours black with a beige / tan head - 1 finger. decent retention and lacing.

S: light coffee, chocolate, sweetness, caramel.

T: rich sweetness, chocolate, coffee, caramel, bready

M: medium mouthfeel, not too carbonationed. id prefer a little creamy-er

O: a solid middle of the road beer.

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMS1512
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SitkaSteve
3.27/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I've never reviewed this? Whoah, time to get this one done, son.
I've had this at various times in pints and mugs, there's barely any change, but here's the rest.
The appearance was a dark brown color with a one to one and a half foamy white to slight off white colored head. It dissipates in about a minute leaving some light lacing running here and there nicely.
The smell had a grainy roasted cocoa and slight coffee-ness to it.
The taste took that graininess and had the roasted coffee bean impose a sharp coffee aftertaste. It had a dry coffee finish.
The mouthfeel had a light to medium bodied roastiness rolling over my tongue. I'd say it was fairly sessionable. The carbonation was fairly good for the style and for me, nothing out of the ordinary but nothing really spectacular.
Overall, its a decent oatmeal stout, but I'm pretty sure there's some other oatmeal stouts I'd rather have.

Photo of Kuaff
4.28/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cellarrrrrish temperature, in my imperial pint glass.

A thin tan head fizzles away quick-like. Black beer with ruby highlights.

Aroma? Yeah. Nice. Coffee, all kinds of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and subtle earth. Smells fookin' scrumptious.

Tastes fookin' scrumptious. Bittersweet coffee and earth, and a finish that unravels layers of chocolate and toasty malts on my palate. A bit of a dark kind of breadiness is hiding in there too.

The feel is... stout. Imagine that.

A stout that packs all KINDS of solidity! On the rare occasions that I drink UNimperial stouts, this is certainly something that will suffice...

Photo of Romoworld
3.07/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It is a stout nonetheless however it is DOES NOT have that oatmeal stout taste to it, Alaskan Brewing CO Is one Of My Favorite Breweries and this Beer Doesn't settle good with me.

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RHVC59
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A little bit of Home for an Alaskan, now living in Beervana.

Photo of lindh
2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

Photo of avwrite
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Bluegrass49
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of uturn
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of mpenske
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of AdmiralOzone
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Burgman08
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Clean easy...nothing special

Photo of moundbz
4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

smooth, oaty and a great aftertaste

Photo of jzlyo
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Slyfox115
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of CruzWilder
3.72/5  rDev 0%

Photo of themorninglark
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of ackbar556
3.14/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of Furlinator
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of WAbeerfiend
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Best by date of 08.12.14.
Poured from a 12 oz into a tumbler on 05.23.14.

A: Midnight black with some red. It has no head but some fizziness when pouring.

S: Roasty chocolate. Sweet smelling.

T: Chocolate, caramel, and raisin are dominant. Char, apple, vanilla, and oak are subtle.

M: Creamy. Has maybe too much carbonation for a stout.

O: The roastiness is not overpowering. The oak quality was surprising. This is a go-to stout.

Rating: A-

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Alaskan Stout from Alaskan Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.