Into Nothingness
Anchorage Brewing Company

Into NothingnessInto Nothingness
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Anchorage Brewing Company
Alaska, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #334
Ranked #1,366
4.4 | pDev: 6.36%
Aug 20, 2023
Jul 13, 2021
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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Rated: 3.95 by crobinso from Colorado

Aug 20, 2023
Rated: 4.05 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

May 01, 2023
Rated: 4.69 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Dec 28, 2022
Rated: 4.4 by morrowd3 from Vermont

Dec 18, 2022
Rated: 4.52 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Dec 12, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by mwvman from Indiana

Oct 24, 2022
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Reviewed by DoctorZombies from Florida

3.61/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured at 57°. Black with ruby edges; fizzy fleeting reddish brown head; poor cap retention; no ring and small island of micro dots; spots of lace and flecks of coconut on swirl; no legs. Bananas and chocolate nose. Very sweet bananas and chocolate. No coconut. No barrel flavors. Gooey syrupy feel; full adjuncty body; warmth in mouth from 15% abv; moderate minus carbonation. Overall almost too sweet to drink; I couldn’t find any coconut or barrel, likely smothered by the bananas covered in chocolate syrup; a miss from ABC…pity given the ridiculously high price point.
Sep 05, 2022
Rated: 5 by doctorgary from New York

Aug 17, 2022
Rated: 3.82 by krl2112 from Illinois

Jun 12, 2022
Rated: 4.55 by ppavlick from New Jersey

Feb 19, 2022
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.25 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Jan 05, 2022
Rated: 4.09 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire

Dec 30, 2021
Rated: 4.79 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Dec 29, 2021
Rated: 4.34 by mdfb79 from New York

Dec 10, 2021
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Reviewed by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.36 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Nov 29, 2021
Rated: 4.47 by mig100 from Texas

Nov 28, 2021
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Reviewed by DokiDokiLitFam from New Jersey

4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
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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Reviewed by WickedBeer from Alabama

4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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
Into Nothingness from Anchorage Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 36 ratings