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Alaskan Stout - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 353
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 29
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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4.68/5  rDev +25.8%

I haven't been able to find this in my neck of Washington. But I'm from Alaska and was recently visiting some family in Alaska and this was on the tap list. I haven't ever had it and thought I would give it a try. I had this on two occasions both single glass and in a pitcher.

A- Very black, thicker pour and a very thick dark tan head. So far things look great.

S- Great stout smell, roasted grains, dark malts, and full flavors of what you would find in an imperial stout.

T- This tastes great! Super drinkable, you have a very full body with no bitter aftertaste that some stouts bring to the party. This is very tasty and I can't remember all the specifics but this has a nice malt to bitter sweetness. The full body is a nice thing to see over all the other thin almost porter like stout wannabees out there. This is a solid beer all around, I wish I could find this on tap at my local place. I'm going to start requesting this and hopes that people start to carry it.

M- Great full body feel like a stout should be. Almost as thick and chewy as an imperial stout.

O- This is great, probably my new favorite stout for sure. In my week long trip I think I had at least three or four pitchers of the stuff. It was super smooth and easy to drink, too easy to drink. Great brew for sure.

Wetpaperbag, Apr 06, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +19.6%

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.

AmberMan22, Mar 02, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +19.1%

A - Purple-black like a bad bruise, this viscous brew supports a nice tan head and deposits large amounts of lace around the glass.

S - Creamy chocolate pudding, melted milk chocolate, and maraschino cherry syrup. This smells like a chocolate covered cherry taken with a sweet cup of coffee with cream. I detect some bran-meal notes along with a dark fruitiness (prunes and raisins).

T - This is much darker and more chalky/charcoal-y than the sweetish nose suggests, but as is par for the style, this is mellow and smooth... not aggressively bitter and biting like other styles of stout. The smoky and burnt rubber flavors are nice, but it's almost understated and under-assertive. There is also a red-wine like note at the finish that adds complexity and interest. Good stuff!

M - Smooth and silky, this is luscious in the mouth and mild on the finish. A little lingering chocolate flavor is left after the swallow.

D - I always find both oatmeal and milk stouts far more drinkable than the standard variety (although not as drinkable as nitro-canned Irish Dry stouts!), and this doesn't fail to live up to that standard. Probably this beers shinning characteristic, drinkability is off the charts.

pmcadamis, Jan 09, 2009
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4.43/5  rDev +19.1%

This poured with a big, foamy deep-tan head above a deep, dark-brown beer that would not allow any sunlight to penetrate it. The nose was rich with chocolate, coffee, and smoky notes. Mouthfeel was medium with a veritable explosion of flavors on the tongue. I got dark chocolate, dark-roasted coffee and more of the charcoal smokiness on the tongue. The finish had a molasses-like bittersweetness to it. A really good oatmeal stout, IMHO.

woodychandler, Aug 02, 2007
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4.43/5  rDev +19.1%

Thanks again to Alexgash and Idaho. Looks like a great stout, deep black, dark dan head. Not as much head as others. Smell is amazing. A calorific burst of roasted grains, chocolate, and an intense aroma of marshmallows!? Yep it must be marshmallow. Tste is smooth and delectible with the hops hidden but allowed to speak in whispers. Full body and very drinkable. Again a beer that I would like to see on the East Coast.

chaduvel, Mar 09, 2004
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4.35/5  rDev +16.9%

The stout pours dark brown, almost black in color. The head quickly resides, but seems to want to stick around. Smells of dark chocolate and coffee. The aromas carry through on the palate mixed in with sweet oatmeal. The carbonation is surprisingly high which gives it a lighter body feel. A good stout I could drink on a regular basis

IKHOURY, Oct 12, 2010
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4.33/5  rDev +16.4%

Thanks to bitterbill for this one!

Pours black with a thin light brown head that forms then descends to a thin, lasting cover - espresso-looking.

The smell is chocolate-y with some anise/licorice. It has a nice roasty smell to it.

The taste is of chocolate with a hint of coffee from the roastiness, dark fruits and chickory mix in, adding complexity. It has a smoky, woody finish.

The body leans more porter-ish, but it is full enough to work well. It has a silky smoothness to it.

Tasty and very drinkable! Well-rounded with nice complexities to it!

Thanks again for this treat, Bill!

jwc215, Nov 08, 2008
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4.33/5  rDev +16.4%

My bro hooked me up with this bottle too. Pretty sweet haul of Alaskan beers.
I am sampling at room temp in a snifter. The beer pours pitch black with a 2 cm spongy and creamy tan head foaming up easily. The head fades slowly to a sturdy edge layer and a bit of a thin surface presence. Aroma is roasted malt and some chocolate with a bit of brown sugar and coffee too. Sort of like a ultra lite and sweet mocha. The first sip reveals a fairly thick body and mild carbonation. There is a smooth coating across my palate as the beer rolls towards my belly. The flavor is fairly sweet overall with some brown sugar, slight oat flakey flavor, with molasses and chocolate. There are no hops that I detect nor any presence of alcohol. The beer is a real easy drinker and finishes roasted and molasses that lingers. QUite a nice brew!

sulldaddy, Jan 03, 2006
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4.33/5  rDev +16.4%

Pours out absolute black with a creamy brown head. Looks good.
Smells dark roasted and sweet. Heavily roasted malt, coffee, milk chocolate and a whiff of tartness.
Tangy bittersweet flavor. Deep roasted malt, dark creamy chocolate, coffee and a tangy bitterness in the finish. This had a mild tartness that gave it a lactic nuance.
A bit thin bodied but had that velvety smooth and chewy Oatmeal Stout mouthfeel.
Great drinkibility. This one surprised me. Nice solid beer.

rkhaze, Nov 04, 2004
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4.33/5  rDev +16.4%

This heavy oatmeal stout pours a roofing tar color with a thin and fading beige head. A rich toasted malt and vague rye aroma rise up. The rich and thick body houses lots roasted malt flavor with hints of dark chocolate, coffee, and caramel, with a lightly herbal finish. The hops are citrusy with mild peppery spice. This is a beer of some substance and is no doubt loaded with flavorful life sustaining nutrients.
Thanks and cheers to Genaro!

BeerResearcher, Jan 22, 2004
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Alaskan Stout from Alaskan Brewing Co.
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