Into Nothingness
Anchorage Brewing Company

Into NothingnessInto Nothingness
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Anchorage Brewing Company
Alaska, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #296
Ranked #1,507
4.42 | pDev: 4.75%
Feb 19, 2022
Jul 13, 2021
Into NothingnessInto Nothingness
Notes: Imperial Stout fermented and aged in Missouri oak Foeders. Finished on Bananas, Madagascar Vanilla Beans, Toasted Coconut, and Raw Coconut
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4.55 by ppavlick from New Jersey on Feb 19, 2022
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4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by beergoot from Colorado

Deep, dark, opaque body; initial thick, brown head which quickly dissipates to nothing except a thin circular wisp around the glass edge. Heady, sweet banana and vanilla nose with a faint roasted malt background. Heavy, sweet taste amplifying the banana element primarily; vanilla; oak and rich caramel. Heavy body; thick and oily; sludgy residual sugar; intense, fruity sweetness to the mouthfeel.

I suppose one could equate this beer example as being close to a pastry stout. For me, the banana and vanilla make this one rather unique overall. This is not a beer I would want to frequent a lot, yet it delivers a rather distinct taste and drinking experience; like a once-a-year kind of celebratory beer. Well, most likely a one-and-done experience for me, but what a memorable one...

Pouring temperature: 46 °F; bottling data: unknown

Jan 08, 2022
4.25 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Jan 05, 2022
4.09 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire on Dec 30, 2021
4.79 by JLK7299 from North Carolina on Dec 29, 2021
4.34 by mdfb79 from New York on Dec 10, 2021
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4.6/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Pours jet black. Aroma is heavy on the sweet banana with some roastiness and hint of vanilla. Taste is an amazingly complex and balanced combo of bananas, chocolate, vanilla and coconut. Very sweet but not to its detriment. Thick mouthfeel. Incredible stout. Super happy that i got my hands on this while on vacation in the Southwestern US.

Dec 06, 2021
4.36 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin on Nov 29, 2021
4.47 by mig100 from Texas on Nov 28, 2021
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4.6/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by DokiDokiLitFam from New Jersey

Pours out like thick black ink. Shake it a little bit and you get some foam formation but not much.

Nose is Chiquita banana right off the bat. The banana is dominant but not necessarily overwhelming. It smells like their just a little past ripening, start to turn brown. You don't want them to sit around much longer. Beneath that I get some of that Anchorage stout note. Roasted malt covered in copious amounts of coconut and vanilla. This is almost like a banana pound cake. This is so unique.

The taste is pure decadence. Chocolate covered bananas, bananas foster, bread pudding, ice cream all wrapped into one. The banana dominates the flavor. There's almost no room for anything else. Almost. Roasted malt sits down at the bottom along with everything else. Banana combines with the coconut and vanilla to a small degree to create a mildly tropical quality. This is a crazy sweet brew though. Probably the most out of all the others comparatively.

The mouthfeel is something you only get when a brew is this sweet though. It goes beyond full-bodied into thick. Like melted Gelato or ice cream. Each sip is like a dessert and by the end you'll be feeling it. This is not for the faint of heart. It's cloying as hell. It sticks to everything and will make a mess out of your glass.

Overall this Anchorage Stout is incredibly unique and delicious. Not often do you see banana put into a brew and have it turn out this good. Anchorage has something special with this line and this brew is just another instance of that.

Nov 27, 2021
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4.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by WickedBeer from Alabama

Great banana, good mouthfeel, but not much else. The carbonation is weird, and there’s a lingering bitterness I’m not a huge fan of. Pretty good coconut component as it continues to open up. Overall I still enjoyed it.

Nov 25, 2021
4.59 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Nov 20, 2021
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4.17/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: Pours like dirty motor oil with a burnt orange film the forms and quickly fades to a ringlet; thick and leggy with spotty lacing

Smell: Powerful aromas of bananas, coconut and vanilla waft above the rich chocolate base

Taste: The flavors of bananas, coconut and vanilla bring a sugary sweet element that overpowers the chocolate

Mouthfeel: Thick body with low carbonation

Overall: If I finish this bottle I might go into a diabetic coma; you have been warned

Nov 15, 2021
4.5 by o29 from Texas on Oct 16, 2021
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4.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by firesidewithphil from Illinois

Here. We. Go. Anchorage returns again to the lineup in the form of Into Nothingness; a bold banana and vanilla based stout. Anchorage has such an identity with their stouts and they are unmistakable. The beer is thick, full of said flavors, and super complex. It is truly a bananas foster representation with luscious vanilla beans and rich banana flavor. It is just remarkably epic and I don’t know how they pull these stouts together. One of the best beers in my lifetime.

Oct 02, 2021
4.29 by Scottsbeer from Florida on Sep 17, 2021
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4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by REVZEB from Illinois

Pitch black body with a brown head. Smells like the amazing chocolate chip banana bread the wife makes without the spices but the toasted coconut mimics well, bright oak and raw coconut back wonderfully. Banana, semi-sweet chocolate and coconut are the trinity of this one, elevated the oak, molasses and faint leather in the background. While the delivery of the smell and taste are different, the components are amazing in both. Feel is velvet smooth, heavy, thick, sticky, yet the sweeter finish cuts into the depth a bit. Wonderful dessert stout, especially if you like banana!

Sep 17, 2021
4.26 by KAP1356 from Pennsylvania on Sep 13, 2021
4.47 by WDJersey from Colorado on Sep 12, 2021
4.74 by eawolff99 from Minnesota on Sep 03, 2021
4.44 by Beerbom from California on Sep 01, 2021
4.55 by Jdells09 from New Jersey on Aug 30, 2021
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4.03/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Captain69 from Illinois

slightly sweet with a walnut after taste -liners in your mouth take time between each sip to enjoy

Aug 26, 2021
4.5 by NickThePyro from Washington on Aug 25, 2021
4.34 by smithj4 from New York on Aug 19, 2021
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4.54/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Radcpa from Washington

Very dark appearance with slight tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a very pleasant prominent banana. Taste is also very pleasant prominent banana that has a great feel.

Aug 15, 2021
4.45 by rab53 from Washington on Jul 27, 2021
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4.06/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75
by unclekeith from Alaska

Syrupy sweet. Overwhelming so.

Jul 13, 2021
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