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

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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

244 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 121
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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rawfish

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-24-2013 18:01:19 | More by rawfish
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tbone1384

Wyoming

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-07-2013 04:11:40 | More by tbone1384
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WassailWilly

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11%

08-04-2013 17:11:40 | More by WassailWilly
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Smurf2055

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-03-2013 02:32:31 | More by Smurf2055
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-29-2013 15:49:14 | More by Cynic-ale
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 09:42:06 | More by feloniousmonk
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Doodler

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +11%

06-20-2013 04:17:10 | More by Doodler
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 06:15:26 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Brew33

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-12-2013 18:39:28 | More by Brew33
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-04-2013 16:50:14 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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itracy63

Alaska

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-02-2013 01:56:11 | More by itracy63
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PlinyBeMiney

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-12-2013 21:40:49 | More by PlinyBeMiney
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tclang

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-12-2013 20:55:13 | More by tclang
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ngeunit1

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 03:43:49 | More by ngeunit1
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LSx

California

4.25/5  rDev +11%

04-25-2013 04:28:16 | More by LSx
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vande

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-12-2013 23:01:13 | More by vande
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SeanSweeney

Michigan

5/5  rDev +30.5%

04-04-2013 01:29:36 | More by SeanSweeney
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mjenkins5

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11%

02-20-2013 03:32:18 | More by mjenkins5
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adkieffer

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

02-16-2013 15:48:34 | More by adkieffer
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blindpiggie

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

02-12-2013 04:22:48 | More by blindpiggie
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dtx00

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11%

01-12-2013 20:55:31 | More by dtx00
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cyrushire

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +24%

01-12-2013 07:33:09 | More by cyrushire
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cvm4

Mississippi

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

A - Pours pretty black with a slight tinge of brown on the outer rim. The head was brown but not much lacing to speak of.

S - Roasted malts, smokey notes & sweet licorice.

T - The taste follows the nose, IMO. The flavors to change up with bitter chocolate and a slight tartness.

M - To me, it's lighter than a typical RIS but very smooth & creamy.

O - It's a different RIS that breaks from the norm.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 01:28:56 | More by cvm4
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King_KongDCO93

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

12-18-2012 22:24:04 | More by King_KongDCO93
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Nage37

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

12-16-2012 18:57:20 | More by Nage37
Alaskan Perseverance Ale (Pilot Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.