Anchorage Brewing Company

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Anchorage Brewing Company
Alaska, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #135
Ranked #860
4.55 | pDev: 4.84%
Oct 26, 2023
Jun 08, 2022
Furthermore is a double oaked imperial stout fermented in Missouri oak foeders, aged 6 months in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels, then transferred to freshly emptied Woodford Reserve Double Oaked bourbon barrels, and finished on toasted coconut.
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Rated: 4.43 by fthegiants from California

Oct 26, 2023
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.37/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Tar black and opaque body; virtually no head; small brown chunks of yeast sediment floating atop the beer. Dark, roasted and light grain char on the nose; alcohol soaked wood cask; wood char; cacao nibs; leather and tobacco; dark, dried fruit. Intense, stunning flavors; dark, bitter chocolate; vanilla and toasted coconut; anise; plum wine; leather; sublime booziness. Heavy body; chewy; rich and velvety; large alcohol warmth.

This monstrous beer exudes richness and dense sensations. It is a chewy, boozy behemoth of a beer, intense in many aspects across the board (well, the looks are rather mundane), especially with the taste. A fine, decadent sipper.

Pouring temperature: 51 °F; bottling info: n/a
Source: Tavour
Jul 31, 2023
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.01/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Dull matte black with a thin head that dies quickly.

It sounded fantastic, but didn't translate on the palate, as Anchorage drops another one that perhaps touched too much oxidizing oak without enough other components or care provided, ultimately translating as somewhat painfully boozy and almost bitterly American barleywine-esque.
May 25, 2023
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Reviewed by DokiDokiLitFam from New Jersey

4.7/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
This is definitely in the upper echelon of Anchorage Stouts. Dense and syrupy Midnight Essence on the pour. Nose is quite roasty, the oak manifesting differently with the coconut present. I think thats what it is. I've never smelled that distinct bourbon note in these stouts because of the presence of coconut, but its because it has turned into something very different which is rather unique to Anchorage. Anyway, it tastes like overcooked to slightly burnt brownies with coconut, covered in dark maple syrup. This is very similar to Blessed. A little more dark and brooding, but perhaps just as sweet. Mouthfeel is like gelato. Smooth, dense, rich, coating the palate with flavor. Booze doesn't really show up in the flavor nor the palate. A very restrained 15%. Wow. Anchorage can keep it simple every time and it would blow me away every single time. This is another killer stout.
May 12, 2023
Rated: 4.54 by WDJersey from Colorado

Jan 02, 2023
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Reviewed by mschrei from Illinois

4.27/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Dirty, slick pour with a spill of mini floaties on top. Strong scents of barrel and coconut-you know this one didn’t come to play. Taste is sweet coconut forward, followed by a boozy burn. Thick, oily feel, big bodied, boozy. Not bad, but one of the weakest I’ve had from them.
Dec 24, 2022
Rated: 4.7 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Dec 16, 2022
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Reviewed by Scotchboy from Idaho

4.24/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Beer # 2,500 on BA.

$63 12.7oz bottle, wax-dipped - Anchorage is obviously very proud of this one. Lots of barrel work was put into this one, as well as the finishing treatment on coconut. The beer reflects this, but also doesn't live up the expectations for me.

Pours inky, pitch black, oily in the glass with no head lacing. Big, fudgy spike of oaky bourbon character on the nose. Boozy and a bit decadent. Lots of dark caramel/residual sugars on the palate, vanilla and coconut galore, slick and boozy here as well with a smack of bourbon, roast isn't as pronounced I was hoping for, though there are notes of coffee in there. This is more sweet, which you expect with the coconut and abv. Warming/hot mouthfeel from the alcohol, viscous and full-bodied.

Was actually tough for me to drink this entire bottle, should have shared it - 6oz would have been enough for my preferences. It's well-executed, but when you pay that kind of money, you feel like you deserve a bit more. Overall I think this is very comparable to several Bourbon County variants I've tried, which isn't really a knock against Anchorage, except in the pricing category.
Nov 14, 2022
Rated: 4.43 by vfgccp from New York

Oct 08, 2022
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.26/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
so sick these guys are selling beer in idaho now, not sure this is worth 60 bucks for a little bottle, not sure too many beers are, they sure are proud of it at that price, and rightly so, its pretty special, but even half the price would be plenty i reckon. the process is no joke, time in multiple barrels, finished on toasted coconut, lots of it, and just a massive stout base, not crazy nuanced to me, big and whiskey forward, maybe not as unique as expected, but pretty epic just the same. no head at all from the bottle pour, dead still, thick as motor oil, but still brown, not black, as viscous as they come, some sediment on the edges of the glass as i twirl it, looks like mad barrel char in suspension. the nose is all of its massive abv for one, but its loaded with vanilla and oak character, warming coconut, dark chocolate, almost seems like bourbon is blended into the beer straight up. i dig the layers of flavor, a little licorice and black tea spice, some tobacco richness, brown sugar and a lot of residual sweetness in general, but just a ton of whiskey too, as robust as the stout is in its own right. the coconut is deeply toasted to me, is present all though this, and is enhanced a bit by the sweetness. cool combination of flavors, a bit overly alcoholic and the lack of bubbles, intentional or not, is unflattering to me in this. i like this, i mean duh, but for the price no way. it tastes like some big bruery stuff, in that range, very barrel forward, very good, but such a financial commitment too, didnt quite live up to the expectation the price set, but a treat to share with the boys!
Oct 01, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Sep 26, 2022
Rated: 4.58 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Sep 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.63/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
poured from 375mL black waxed bottle into a TG assassin teku. pours a dense, oily, almost goopy looking black with thin scattered patches of dark brown foam that quickly fizzle away to reveal an asteroid field of coconut floaties. intense aromas of chocolate, coconut, whiskey and wood on the nose. taste follows with as much oak and bourbon as there is coconut. there’s a tinge of dark fruits in the finish and maybe just a bit of roasty bitterness and / or whiskey barrel burn but this is really well executed. indulgent and irresponsibly coconut but so damn good. full, smooth mouthfeel; slick and oily with an oaky finish. i could tell from the first whiff of cracking the bottle and the initial pour that i was in for a decadent, rich experience. and while it is certainly pastry-ish, it showcases just as much beefed up imperial base stout and barrel which makes it hard to reduce it to simply yet another pastry stout.
Sep 11, 2022
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

4.96/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Name: Furthermore
Brewery: Anchorage Brewing
Location: Anchorage Alaska
Style: Barrel-Aged Imperial stout
Date: unknown
Thinking back, I started this journey in June 2006. I have learned a lot; however, I do not know enough. I have decided to consume this beer from Anchorage Brewing. I am hoping the cost of this is worth it. I am using a Jester King tulip glass at 48 degrees. The hard pour did not create any head. I was disappointed by the lack of a head. The color is dark brown, nearly black, and opaque—this beer charts around SRM 38. The overall appearance of the beer is average. A head of some sort would have made this a better score.
Nosing the beer, it smells like a gourmet version of dark mound with bourbon. Aromas I smell are oak, espresso, dark chocolate, bourbon, coconut, vanilla, figs, molasses, dark brown sugar, caramel, dark roasted malts, char, hints of soy sauce, hints of smoke, oranges, earthiness, and bready.
Wow! This is a decadent dessert beer. The sugar is not over the top. The balance is incredible. The flavors are dark chocolate, espresso, hints of smoke, oranges, bourbon, vanilla, earthiness, bready, caramel, dark roasted malts, figs, raisins, oak, oats, and cream.
The mouthfeel is creamy, silky smooth, and chewy, finishing long and delicate. The body is heavy and low carbonation.
An Amazing dessert beer. It screams handcrafted perfection. I love the beer is not overly sweet and relies on the barrel aging to finesse the final product. I have tasted dessert beer that were sugar bombs; this is not even close. This beer is a handcrafted dark chocolate mound that spared no expense. It is worth it, yes, at least to me.
Sep 04, 2022
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Reviewed by DIM from Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Stupidly, marvelously over the top. Decadent chocolate cake batter, overpowering bourbon, tons of coconut, all absurdly potent. This is intense but not overly sweet, an incredible dessert beer.
Aug 27, 2022
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Rated by pkalix from California

4.92/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
pour is beautiful! flavors are amazing in this! i dont mind giving this a 5....
Aug 26, 2022
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Reviewed by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

4.59/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Pours a deep, rich black. Incredible look. Aroma a well-balanced combo of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, caramel and coconut. Taste follows nose. Well-balanced and no one single item is overpowering. I expected more coconut but I was glad that it was more subdued as I don't really like intense coconut. Feel was amazing -- thick, rich, intense with just enough of the booziness. Incredible stout.
Aug 19, 2022
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Reviewed by maximum12 from Minnesota

4.63/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Anchorage is one of the few breweries in the world I’d pay these stoopid prices for…but it’s often worth it in amazingness. 12 oz. black-waxed bottle with the standard cool label art.

The pour is full black with actual coconut in it; more ‘nut than bubbles. The aroma is a hard punch of coconut, bourbon, sharp wood. My kind of gal.

Furthermore is divine. Let us pause to bow our heads over the glass in appreciation. Massive hit of coconut tangling with a 50lb. bag of sweet, malt lights bursts onto the scene. Bourbon is smooth & hits like a big truck of alcohol colliding with the back of the throat (in a lovely way). A finish of lush chocolate batter, so thick, the kind where you lick the spoon & bowl clean. I am gulping this, which I do not recommend. Wish I had a bigger bottle to gulp.

An in-your-face big stout that hits all the desired notes with a tasty jackhammer. Fantastic. Just bloody fantastic.
Aug 10, 2022
Rated: 4.63 by smithj4 from New York

Jul 19, 2022
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.72/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Thick oily black pour with a brown cap than fades into a ring, tiny coconut floaties. Bourbon, coconut, vanilla and chocolate fudge combine beautifully, caramel, plum, raisin, and a whisper of licorice linger in the smell, inteoxicating. Taste is the same but the caramel drawn out from the barrels is amazing addition to the lush starting combo in the nose. Anise instead of licorice. Reminiscent of German chocolate cake. Thick and so smooth, rich and creamy, medium-heavy and boozy body in a fun and satisfying way. One of the best beers of the year so far, better than blessed imho!
Jul 16, 2022
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Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 21 ratings