Anchorage Brewing Company

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Anchorage Brewing Company
Alaska, United States
American Imperial Stout
4.45 | pDev: 5.17%
Sep 10, 2022
Nov 25, 2020
Notes: Imperial Stout with Klatch Coffee and Madagascar Vanilla Beans Fermented and Aged in Missouri Oak.
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle. Tan bead that fades. Thick black color.

Awesome coffee all around. No burnt or roasted flavors. The vanilla shows a ton in the nose. Has a fudge cake flavor. Whiskey, wet oak. Dark dried fruits in the background. Warming, smooth, and barrel flavors in the finish. Full bodied.

Absolutely, love the coffee on this. Glad I didn’t get a green pepper bottle!
Sep 10, 2022
Rated: 4.22 by vfgccp from New York

Mar 26, 2022
Rated: 4.33 by mdfb79 from New York

Dec 15, 2021
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.51/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Pours dense and black with a thin mocha cap that fades quickly; leggy with some dots dripping down

Smell: Dark chocolate and fruity espresso tones dominant; just a hint of vanilla

Taste: Strong espresso tones forward with the sweetened dark chocolate accompanying; the vanilla is recessive but makes an appearance toward the end where the oak also plays a role

Mouthfeel: Thick and full bodied with low carbonation; warmth in the gullet

Overall: The biggest and most boozy of the four Missouri oak stouts I tried recently; not for the timid
Nov 21, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Nov 16, 2021
Rated: 4.4 by o29 from Texas

Oct 23, 2021
Rated: 4.39 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Oct 05, 2021
Rated: 4.69 by SayBoom from Ukraine

Sep 17, 2021
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.83/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
375 mL bottle. Inky black. Smells of coffee, green pepper, vanilla. Tastes of strong coffee with a strong bitterness. A little green pepper, but not like the nose. Vanilla, roasted malt. Bitter roasted malt. Strong oak. Heavy, boozy. The group was not a fan, but I liked it.
Aug 29, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by kjkinsey from Texas

Jul 26, 2021
Rated: 4 by Chilmer from Iowa

Jul 20, 2021
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.74/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Tar black body, opaque; relatively thick, brown head on initial pour, fades to a thin yet persistent wispy layer. Heavy dark chocolate and cocoa aroma; fairly bod coffee scent. Intense dark chocolate, vanilla, and coffee flavor; almost bourbon-like; low-key bitterness offsetting the rich sweetness. Heavy, sludgy body; dense residual sugar presence; heavy sweetness and dryness combination.

When I think of an imperial stout, especially one fortified with coffee and vanilla, this example is what I'm looking for. The density and depth of appearance, smell, taste, and feel are phenomenal.

Poured at a relatively chilly 50° F.
Jun 03, 2021
Rated: 4.28 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

May 10, 2021
Rated: 4.59 by MJSFS from Florida

May 09, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by KAP1356 from Pennsylvania

May 02, 2021
Rated: 4.69 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Apr 30, 2021
Rated: 4.33 by smithj4 from New York

Apr 29, 2021
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Reviewed by firesidewithphil from Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Doomed is a big purchase for 2021. Anchorage rocked the beer world with Blessed and I had to give them another shot. Doomed is the little brother to Blessed with vanilla syrup, chocolate fudge, and espresso bringing the flavor. The difference here is the tangy yeast and pure oak barrel adding to the party but not obstructing. Anchorage did not miss a step and created another high end stout.

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Apr 24, 2021
Rated: 3.96 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Apr 18, 2021
Rated: 4.46 by WDJersey from Colorado

Apr 12, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.39/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Oily black pour with ashy surface webbing and brown collar. Bourbon barrel aged dark chocolate and coffee truffle nose, with lingering caramel, fudge and vanillins. Taste is almost tiramisu like: vanilla, chocolate, coffee, all intermingled with soft bright oak, espresso, and fudge compliments. Feel is heavy, thick, syrupy, smooth and has more oak feel than taste. Wonderful ba coffee stout
Apr 03, 2021
Rated: 4.29 by mig100 from Texas

Mar 20, 2021
Rated: 4.52 by krl2112 from Illinois

Mar 04, 2021
Rated: 4.49 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Mar 01, 2021
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.33/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This one pours a fairly dark black color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells like rich, spicy, and very roasty dark coffee, oak, bittersweet vanilla, and caramel.

This has an absolutely commanding coffee presence to it, and a much stronger oak character than most of the "Missouri Oak Fermented" stouts they've done recently. The coffee is spicy, bitter, roasty, chocolatey, and with just a hint of caramel. There's not a ton of vanilla here, as the coffee tends to bury it.

This is medium bodied, slightly syrupy as it warms, but with a nice bitter balance that a lot of their pastry stouts have lately.

You have to really like coffee to enjoy this one. I do, so it was good, but it was really intense.
Feb 19, 2021
Rated: 4.56 by TurboGP from Minnesota

Feb 18, 2021
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Rated by BourbonForBeer from Illinois

5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
100/100 I love Anchorage brews!
Feb 09, 2021
Rated: 4.44 by mgundy32 from Wisconsin

Feb 07, 2021
Rated: 4.53 by Dharmelink from Wisconsin

Jan 27, 2021
Rated: 4.11 by 0x4a64 from Minnesota

Jan 21, 2021
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Reviewed by DokiDokiLitFam from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours out pitch black without any head formation. I didn't expect anything else.

Nose is coffee beans. Fresh coffee beans. Like you're in an artisanal coffee shop with a newly brewed cup sitting in front of you on a calm Sunday morning. The presence of the coffee is much stronger than that of Tired But Wired. Less sweet, more roasty and aromatic. It dominates and it smells fantastic. Underneath that however you get notes of vanilla, dark chocolate, very mild flashes of dark fruit and baking spices, and something close to caramel. Granted these are all subtle and are completely overshadowed by the obelisk of coffee.

Taste is similar. An explosion of roasty coffee goodness. It's so strong its almost spicy and vegetal. The inevitable sweetness comes in as well, but the coffee does a good job of counteracting with some bittering. It doesn't win the war but it puts up a fight and does well to balance out this brew. Something the other Anchorage stouts weren't able to do. The vanilla and chocolate play a role to accent the flavor but the coffee is the star of the show.

Mouthfeel is the same as the others. Full-bodied, thick, dense, syrupy, and decadent. It sticks with you allowing the flavors to just last forever.

Overall this brew is the most linear of this new Anchorage stout line, but that doesn't detract from the quality at all. It will captivate the hard core coffee fans and it this shows just how well it can be incorporated into stouts.
Jan 19, 2021
Rated: 4.71 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Jan 17, 2021
Rated: 4.54 by fstone from California

Jan 14, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by rab53 from Washington

Jan 10, 2021
Rated: 4.8 by JCB1711 from Alaska

Jan 10, 2021
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Reviewed by Radcpa from Washington

4.64/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Very dark appearance with rich light brown head that dissipates quickly. Aroma s a mild slightly sweet coffee and vanilla. Taste is a very rich slightly sweet coffee and vanilla blend.
Dec 17, 2020
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