1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Alaskan Stout - Alaskan Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Alaskan StoutAlaskan Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

372 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 372
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 28
Gots: 21 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Alaskan Stout Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 372 | Reviews: 203 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Atlas
1/5  rDev -73.1%

Photo of hophopandaway14
1.75/5  rDev -53%

Photo of tbone64
2/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of MillerMan16
2/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of Atricapilla
2.1/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of JDV
2.2/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of jbertsch
2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

Photo of lindh
2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

Photo of rpheld
2.4/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Doctor_J
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of denver10
2.73/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of qquique1010
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of Dactrius
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of dheldman
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of HoppySeb
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of 40ontarget
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Burgman08
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Clean easy...nothing special

Photo of Ragingbull
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of MaltsOfGlory
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of sparx1100
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of pooogy
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Moose90
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Anacross
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of TrojanWheels
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of ThePundsack88
3/5  rDev -19.4%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Alaskan Stout from Alaskan Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 372 ratings.