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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

256 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 256
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 35
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:
Beer added by: ArrogantB on 09-03-2011

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.
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Photo of ngeunit1
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.

Photo of LSx
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of vande
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of SeanSweeney
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of mjenkins5
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of adkieffer
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of blindpiggie
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of dtx00
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of cyrushire
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of cvm4
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Photo of King_KongDCO93
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of Nage37
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of TempeBeerMan
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter.

A - Jet black with a one-finger head of brown sea foam. Lacing is a thin film of tiny bubbles.

S - Moderate strength aroma of roasted malts, but with a deep chocolate sweetness underneath. Slightest hint of smoke. Smells really good.

T - Starts with typical RIS burnt malts, but switches up quickly with a smooth, mellow sweetness of honey and birch syrup taking over in the mid-palate and competing with grainy bitterness right on through the finish. Blended nicely. ABV only noticeable as a hint of warmth in the VERY backend.

M - Silky; velvetty smooth. A little oily.

O - Very enjoyable. One flaw is that it's not terribly complex, so the palate can get a little tired near the end of the bottle. Still a damn good beer overall. Will buy again.

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Powderhornphil
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle aged just over a year.

Pours a nice looking black. Small kahki head.

Smells of roast, smoke and a little sweetness. some black licorice underneath.

Taste follows the nose. Starts with bitter roasted grain finishes with a unique blend of smoke and sweetness.

Mouthfeel slightly thin for the syle.

A unique RIS. Quite enjoyable, but lacking qualities to make me seek it out again.

Photo of Unchi
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of dorkinajeep
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Durb777
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Johnhaley1989
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Rutager
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours black with a thin, pale tan head that quickly fades.

Smell. Roasty malts, charred wood, licorice root and dark fruits with a little sweet chocolate.

Taste. Roasty dark malts, toasted wood, a little black licorice and a bit of dark fruits and chocolate, and a little alcohol.

Mouthfeel. Slightly lower than full bodied, low+ carbonation. Just a bit of warmth.

Overall. A very nice stout. Not getting much from the distinct taste from the sap or honey, but I'm sure they're contributing to the overall nice flavours.

Photo of ezperkins2
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of brotherloco
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Eh. Too syrupy. A decent stab at the style, but the syrup and honey combine to make an odd combination in relation to the thickness and body of the stout. Just doesn't quite work. Any idea is worth experimenting with. But for a 25th anniversary ale from such a notable brewery, I'd hope for a bit more really. An okay beer, but not all the way there.

Alaskan Perseverance Ale (Pilot Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.