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Alaskan Perseverance Ale (Pilot Series) - Alaskan Brewing Co.

Alaskan Perseverance Ale (Pilot Series)Alaskan Perseverance Ale (Pilot Series)

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BA SCORE
86
very good

241 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 241
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%


Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Alaskan Perseverance Ale is a Russian Imperial Stout. This style was chosen to celebrate our 25th anniversary of brewing on the Last Frontier in our coastal home of Juneau, Alaska.

(Beer added by: ArrogantB on 09-03-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 241 | Reviews: 120 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber with a anniversary date on the bottle of 25 years. Cheers to that!!

LOOK: Pitch black, thick tan lacing

SMELL: Chocolate syrup, birch sap, burnt sugar, espresso, charcoal, booze, nougat, ripe figs

TASTE: Sweet, full body, mocha, tree sap, charcoal, coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, taffy, faint honey, modest hopping, rich, sweet finish

Good use of birch syrup as that is a flavor that can take over real quick, solid for the style with the whole Russian Imp. Stout and such. Great to see some flare added to it, seems to work better since the cooler weather has arrived.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 04:38:19 | More by Jason
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Todd

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-17-2011 05:48:41 | More by Todd
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-11-2014 22:17:21 | More by leftoverburrito
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vkv822

Oregon

3.06/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My review seems to have been lost, or I didn't upload, but this is from a few years back:

Near black, with ruby edges when held to light. Thin, foamy light tan head, short lived.

Maple syrup, heavily roasted malts, light cocoa.

Medium- thin body with foamy carbonation.

A decent beer, but nothing particularly memorable. The roast seems a bit much at times, while the syrupy sweetness is also a bit overdone. Would have also liked more body.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 08:55:40 | More by vkv822
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jkball01

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-12-2014 19:05:44 | More by jkball01
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tbone64

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-08-2014 13:50:47 | More by tbone64
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-05-2014 13:21:19 | More by BuckTuckian
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This took on a most unusual character as the nose was creamy with vanilla, maple syrup, caramel and chocolate malt. The flavor, though, was nothing like that with a black licorice, anise, caraway and a dry pumpernickle bread flavor. The nose seemed barrel aged stout while the flavor was a bit Scottish Ale.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 23:35:23 | More by KYGunner
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Absolut

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-11-2014 02:25:27 | More by Absolut
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portia99

Massachusetts

3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a Brooklyn snifter.

A - Pours an opaque black with a faint attempt at forming a grayish off-white head that leaves behind some light lacing and a thin collar.

S - Interesting aroma, a bit boozy up front, hints of tartness, a touch of ginger ale, creamy vanilla, slight roast, a touch of coffee.

T - Somewhat cola-like in flavor mixed in with some coffee and burnt and dark roasted malt, honey, slightly astringent

M - A bit thin for the style checking in at barely medium bodied. A lighter carbonation is appropriate and gives a just a bit of life to the beer. Char and astringency with a mixture of sweet and fruity/berry-like character.

O - Overall, just ok. Definitely not the typical imperial stout - for better or worse. A bit thin with some oddly placed flavors and missing the punch and assertiveness usually found in the style. Certainly drinkable...definitely not memorable. Glad to try it, but doesn't stand out as something special.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 23:58:28 | More by portia99
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MichiganderHB

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

01-02-2014 23:33:13 | More by MichiganderHB
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +11%

01-02-2014 03:24:53 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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dwitt24

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

12-07-2013 03:56:59 | More by dwitt24
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Drknight

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11%

12-04-2013 06:04:39 | More by Drknight
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-22-2013 01:38:00 | More by millerbuffoon
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-22-2013 01:23:26 | More by jzeilinger
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-22-2013 01:20:22 | More by XmnwildX12
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-22-2013 01:14:57 | More by Knapp85
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California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-08-2013 01:27:12 | More by GRG1313
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theCoder

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-25-2013 12:50:53 | More by theCoder
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bram325

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

10-24-2013 16:27:39 | More by bram325
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-19-2013 16:50:07 | More by jaydoc
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Rathakem

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-03-2013 04:20:54 | More by Rathakem
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CCutch

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-01-2013 14:20:21 | More by CCutch
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California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Alaskan Perseverance Ale (Pilot Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.