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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

249 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 249
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 34
Gots: 73 | FT: 1
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)
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

theCoder, Oct 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

bram325, Oct 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

jaydoc, Oct 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Rathakem, Sep 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

CCutch, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of rawfish
4/5  rDev +4.4%

rawfish, Aug 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

tbone1384, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of WassailWilly
4.25/5  rDev +11%

WassailWilly, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of Smurf2055
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Smurf2055, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Cynic-ale, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of feloniousmonk
3.49/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Perseverance Ale, Alaskan Brewery, Russian Imperial Stout, Stout Brewed with Birch Syrup and Fireweed Honey, 9 % ABV, 1 pint, 6 luid ounces. Alaskan Brewing Company, Brewed and Bottled in Juneau, Alaska.

Solid black, slim head, soon gone.

Aromatics, dark malt, rich, bittersweet, cocoa, blackstrap molasses, some minor charcoal and smoke. Overall, very subtle.

Taste: more darkness, more sweetness, but lacks depth.
That was too quick. I need to give it some tick, let the brew breath.
So, again…sweet, slick, …roasty. Toasty. Charred, but …not really. Starts…but doesn't get there. Tasty, …boozy…but, lacking extra oomph. Sometimes called "character." Also, "zazz." At other times, "zork."

This could be a lot better. It should be a lot better. Thicker, maybe? More intense, perhaps?

But, nice. If you want nice, go for this.

feloniousmonk, Jul 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Doodler, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle split on 6.18.13

Alaskan 25th Anniversary beer.

A - Pours a deep, dark brown with a soapy tan head that sits for a bit and then fades leaving no bubbles.

S - Cherry, tart barrel wood, chocolate.

T - Sour cherry, barrel, chocolate, booze.

D - Mild carbonation with a medium body.

O - The sweetness is now more cherry and tart, not sour. Still some chocolate, and a touch thin.

HuskyinPDX, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of Brew33
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Brew33, Jun 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

StoutItOutLoud, Jun 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

itracy63, Jun 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

PlinyBeMiney, May 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

tclang, May 12, 2013
Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown-black with a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate colored head. Fades normal.

S - Roasted dark chocolate and caramel malts, molasses, black licorice, honey, birch syrup, coffee, dark fruits, and a hint of booze.

T - Roasted dark chocolate and caramel malts, black licorice, molasses, coffee, honey, birch syrup, dark fruits, vanilla, earthy hops, and some booze.

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and slightly thick with a sweet, roasted, and warming finish.

D - Good imperial stout. Nice balance and mouthfeel.

ngeunit1, May 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

LSx, Apr 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

vande, Apr 13, 2013
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

SeanSweeney, Apr 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

mjenkins5, Feb 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

adkieffer, Feb 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

blindpiggie, Feb 12, 2013
Alaskan Perseverance Ale (Pilot Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.