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Alaskan Stout - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
84
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341 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 341
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 27
Gots: 17 | 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:
The unique blend of the oats and malts in Alaskan Stout produce a balanced, smooth beer with hints of coffee and caramel.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2001)
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AmberMan22

Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a schooner glass.

Pours a supremely dark brown, with the faintest of garnet highlights. A mocha colored head briefly adorns the brew, before settling quickly in typical fashion given the style. Not a whole lot of lace, but a ring of microscopic, almond-colored bubbles circle the top of the beer. When agitated, it reappears with little effort.

The smell threw me at first, because it was so strong. I initially interpreted it as all oatmeal, but there is more complexity to it than that. A hint of maple, nuttiness, along with sweet roasted malt, and a tinge of molasses. Definitely a winner as far as Oatmeal stouts go, which are general light on the oatmeal, and don't have nearly the complexity that this beer does.

Chocolate roasty malt, prominent oatmea,l -- which too many oatmeal stouts seem to skimp on, IMO -- a slight nutiness that complements and augments the oatmeal flavor, and even a slight amount of alcohol creeps in as the beer warms.

I am very impressed with this beer. I initially found the carbonation a bit sharp, but that was when the beer was admittedly too cold for my preference. It feels fairly thick, maybe a little too much for my tastes, but I personally found this beer to be excellent.

Absolutely worth a try, as seem to be most of Alaskan's darker colored offerings. I found the black IPA considerably better than the standard IPA, and the smoked porter was a thing of beauty. Can't wait to try the barleywine some time. Bottom line: if you're a dark beer lover, do not overlook Alaskan. I may have to buy some Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout just to make sure I haven't gone crazy.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 23:59:16 | More by AmberMan22
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Alaskan Stout from Alaskan Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 341 ratings.