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

253 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.49/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Alaskan Perseverance Ale (Pilot Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.