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Alaskan Stout - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
84
good

352 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 352
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.14%
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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Photo of Atlas
1/5  rDev -73.2%

Atlas, Friday at 02:40 AM
Photo of hophopandaway14
1.75/5  rDev -53.1%

hophopandaway14, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of tbone64
2/5  rDev -46.4%

tbone64, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of MillerMan16
2/5  rDev -46.4%

MillerMan16, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of Atricapilla
2.1/5  rDev -43.7%

I was quite dissappointed in this beer. It was a bit weak overall compared with other oatmeal stouts. It seem to lack the chewiness and graininess that they shuld have. The head was nonexistent, while the beer itself had a nice toffee colored appearance. The flavor was primarily malt and toffee and was a bit sweet and not as creamy as I anticipated. I think that it may be a bit overcarbonated for an oatmeal stout. I had a hard time distinguishing any aromas from this beer, but could detect a bit of malt with some effort.

Atricapilla, Jul 10, 2007
Photo of JDV
2.2/5  rDev -41%

Bottle courtesy of Bitterbill in trade. Thanks!
Pours black with a lasting light tan head. Smell is unique, but with some thin chocolate and some sort of creamy "greenness" to it like an unripe banana. Taste is very lightly roasted thin malt and some metallic notes and an odd green tartness. Mouthfeel is lacking and is too thin as is the flavor. Just a very strange beer, overall.

JDV, Jun 30, 2008
Photo of jbertsch
2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

jbertsch, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of rpheld
2.4/5  rDev -35.7%

Hand delivered to Fargo from a friend in Kodiak.

A- Standard stout black, little cream head
S- Slight astringency, nothing else, may have been too cold
T- Roasted malt, no noticable bitterness, Where's the oatmeal?
M- I found it watery for a stout
D- There wasn't much going on in this stout, much like a dark ale with little impressionable flavor.

Dissapointed, but worth the try. The bottle will still go into the collection.

rpheld, Jan 05, 2007
Photo of Doctor_J
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Doctor_J, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of denver10
2.73/5  rDev -26.8%

Pours dark brown with a slight mocha head, that disapears before you can even put the glass down. This is a tale of two beers: Cold vs Warm. Cold everything about the aroma and flavor is non-distinct, bland, and one dimensional. At its best you get a hint of some roasted barley and some cherry syrup. Bleh. It stays this way for a while as it warms. Once it reaches a set temperature it seems to then come alive. Roasted barley and dark fruits come out to play and start to show themselves. There is maybe a tease of some chocolate alongside some alcohol hiding behind everything. Not a huge fan of the balance - I prefer more chocolate and coffee in my oatmeal stouts, much less to none dark fruits - but still so much better than it was when it first came out of that fridge. Mouthfeel is on the medium range of things with a nice silky texture, courtesy of the oats. Feels like its a touch watery in feel but just a touch. Overall, this one did not live up to my hopes for it. I was really looking forward to this when I found it in my store, actually hoped it could become a standby beer for me this winter (as I LOVE oatmeal stouts and am in the hunt for a new, solid sixer of the style) but, alas, it is not to be. Simply another one to put on the list of trieds.

denver10, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of qquique1010
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

qquique1010, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of Dactrius
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Dactrius, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of HoppySeb
3/5  rDev -19.6%

HoppySeb, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of 40ontarget
3/5  rDev -19.6%

40ontarget, May 21, 2014
Photo of Ragingbull
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Black and cola like in color only much more opaque than a cola would be. Virtually no head and very still. Lightly roasted malt nose is the highlight for me. Clean and easy at the start. Then there is a dose of heavy smoke flavor that resonates as the flavor dries in the mouth and leads you to the finish. The aftertaste continues to be smoky. Its like taking a deep whiff of a smoldering campfire for some reason. I like smoke in my beer, but this one was a little much for me for some reason.

Ragingbull, Jun 19, 2009
Photo of MaltsOfGlory
3/5  rDev -19.6%

This beer was just ok for me. I want my stouts to be smooth and malty, in my opinion there is no place for hops in a stout. And in this beer there was a little bit of hops. In the front end you get malts, and a tiny bit of oatmeal, but the malt flavor and the whole complexity aren't anything special, it's just ok. Then on the back end you get a little hop bite and that just wasn't that good for me. Nothing horrible about this beer, just nothing that great, it's ok.

MaltsOfGlory, Jan 13, 2011
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

sparx1100, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of pooogy
3/5  rDev -19.6%

pooogy, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of Anacross
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Anacross, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of TrojanWheels
3/5  rDev -19.6%

TrojanWheels, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of ThePundsack88
3/5  rDev -19.6%

ThePundsack88, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of mmilyko
3/5  rDev -19.6%

mmilyko, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of poppyjohn
3/5  rDev -19.6%

poppyjohn, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of alexanf
3/5  rDev -19.6%

alexanf, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.03/5  rDev -18.8%

Appearance - Pours opaque black with a tan, finger width head. Average retention. Lace is spotty with nominal stick.

Smell - Clean. Light notes of roasted malt and oat, but something I might expect out of a brown... and a very one-dimensional brown at that.

Taste - Light coffee and chocolate notes, with a bit of earthy oat character popping through midtaste. Finishes with a decent oat and chocolate mix.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body. Not much in the way of carbonation. Way too thin for a beer of this style.

Overall - This is a very middle of the road stout. Nothing terrible, but there's absolutely NOTHING to grab your attention and say "hey, that's interesting". For that, I detest it. Very plain Jane and boring.

TheSixthRing, Sep 08, 2012
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Alaskan Stout from Alaskan Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 352 ratings.