Alaskan Stout - Alaskan Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Thrasher:
4.28/5 rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
A sweet stout if there was ever one; a milky, chocolatey sessional which should come directly after Guinness for converting a macro-lover to a stoutheart. It pours remarkably black, almost an absence of light rather than a real color, but some chocolate brown edges can be seen. The head rises fully, but quickly dwindles to a small lid of lace. The aroma is relatively mild, with the possibility of a chocolate bar dipped in Guinness. Flavorwise, the taste has lots of roastiness, tons of chocolate, a hint of coffee, more than a little buttery caramel, and literally scads of sugar. It's a remarkably sweet stout, and it could also be called a milk stout or a a cream stout. Alaskan chooses to call it an oatmeal stout. I never understood the difference between stouts anyway. It ain't an imperial, that's all I can say. Suitable for a toothsomely sweet session, or to be paired with dessert or shellfish. I can understand why seasoned stout-lovers aren't enamoured with this, but I really liked it, and I think it's a perfect choice for a first time stout drinker. It's sweet, which is a plus, it's not too thick, and it doesn't have a lot of hops so that a newbie can understand and appreciate the sweet, roasty flavor of the blacker malts.
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2005 02:35:08 | More by Thrasher
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3.79/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A-dark brown black color with a nice tan head and a little lacing
S-dark malt, cocoa, coffee, hint of molasses
T-dark roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, little molasses, slight char
F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth
O-decent straightforward stout, would drink this again
Serving type: on-tap
07-22-2014 17:05:24 | More by MDDMD
Alaskan Stout from Alaskan Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.