Darkest Hour | Anchorage Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anchorage Brewing Company
Alaska, United States
anchoragebrewingcompany.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ale brewed with Summit hops. Triple fermented: First with a Belgian yeast, second in Pinot Noir and rye whiskey barrels. And finally in the bottle with a wine yeast for natural carbonation.

40 IBU

Added by DucksFan16 on 06-02-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
330
Reviews:
64
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
10.12%
 
 
Wants:
93
Gots:
86
For Trade:
12
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Ratings: 330 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of ilikebeer03
3.46/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tine802
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bmurray10
4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sixpoint
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer4B
3.84/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of target88
3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of QuentinCall
4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AndrewPalmer
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SimcoeKid
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liamt07
3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.66/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Batch #2
Pours a viscous looking black with a dark tan head of less than a finger. Aroma is pretty standard from a BA stout. Whiskey notes, charred barrel, some milk chocolate, vanilla undertones and booze. Flavor consists of most of what the nose picked up with some dark fruit. Dry, roasty, and bitter on the back end. Low carbonation, which helps make for a creamier body despite it really not being that thick.

Overall, this is solid, but not all that inspiring. But look no further if you want an all around delicious BA stout with very few flaws.

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Photo of Scobu
4.56/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch #2 is legit. The whiskey shines threw. Had on tap at the brewery.

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Photo of Lucnifter
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Johnny_Blackhands
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of QuakeAttack
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PEIhop
4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gspeer711
4.74/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mickeyp2814
4.9/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

What a great stout. Had at Anchorage Brewing Co. Pours deep dark brown with lighter brown head. Smells of roasted malt, coconut and chocolate. Taste is the same as smell but with bourbon, vanilla, oak, and coffee in the finish. This is a sipper! As it warms the flavors come more to life especially the bourbon. ABC always does great!

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Photo of dar482
4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer offers tons of red wine and intense grape flavor, balanced with roasted malt and chocolate. The beer then transitions to the rye whiskey and oak. Throughout, there is tons of pinot flavor.

The finish is slightly unsettling and possibly from the use of Belgian yeast.

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Photo of dataylor21
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bobv
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.99/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cvm4
4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Batch #2, Bottled Dec. 2014

L - Pours very thick motor oil that eventually develops a brown one finger head.

S - The smell is insanely rich... Bourbon barrel, vanilla, roasted nuts and marshmallows. I could sniff from days.

T - A let down compared to the nose. It's a good mix of base beer & barrel notes. Lots of roasted malts, vanilla Bourbon, dark chocolate and a bit of coffee.

F - With a beer this big, I was expecting a chewy mouthful. That wasn't the case as it's medium bodied and low carbonation. Slightly watery, but the abv is very well hidden.

O - With a fuller body, I'd backup the truck for this.

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Darkest Hour from Anchorage Brewing Company
4.25 out of 5 based on 330 ratings.
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