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Alaskan Stout | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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3.73/5
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448 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
alaskanbeer.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The unique blend of the oats and malts in Alaskan Stout produce a balanced, smooth beer with hints of coffee and caramel.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,783
Reviews:
220
Ratings:
448
pDev:
12.6%
Bros Score:
3.63
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
45
Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -73.2%

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1.75/5  rDev -53.1%

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2/5  rDev -46.4%

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2/5  rDev -46.4%

Photo of Atricapilla
2.11/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I was quite dissappointed in this beer. It was a bit weak overall compared with other oatmeal stouts. It seem to lack the chewiness and graininess that they shuld have. The head was nonexistent, while the beer itself had a nice toffee colored appearance. The flavor was primarily malt and toffee and was a bit sweet and not as creamy as I anticipated. I think that it may be a bit overcarbonated for an oatmeal stout. I had a hard time distinguishing any aromas from this beer, but could detect a bit of malt with some effort.

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Photo of JDV
2.22/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle courtesy of Bitterbill in trade. Thanks!
Pours black with a lasting light tan head. Smell is unique, but with some thin chocolate and some sort of creamy "greenness" to it like an unripe banana. Taste is very lightly roasted thin malt and some metallic notes and an odd green tartness. Mouthfeel is lacking and is too thin as is the flavor. Just a very strange beer, overall.

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2.23/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

Photo of rpheld
2.41/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Hand delivered to Fargo from a friend in Kodiak.

A- Standard stout black, little cream head
S- Slight astringency, nothing else, may have been too cold
T- Roasted malt, no noticable bitterness, Where's the oatmeal?
M- I found it watery for a stout
D- There wasn't much going on in this stout, much like a dark ale with little impressionable flavor.

Dissapointed, but worth the try. The bottle will still go into the collection.

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2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of denver10
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours dark brown with a slight mocha head, that disapears before you can even put the glass down. This is a tale of two beers: Cold vs Warm. Cold everything about the aroma and flavor is non-distinct, bland, and one dimensional. At its best you get a hint of some roasted barley and some cherry syrup. Bleh. It stays this way for a while as it warms. Once it reaches a set temperature it seems to then come alive. Roasted barley and dark fruits come out to play and start to show themselves. There is maybe a tease of some chocolate alongside some alcohol hiding behind everything. Not a huge fan of the balance - I prefer more chocolate and coffee in my oatmeal stouts, much less to none dark fruits - but still so much better than it was when it first came out of that fridge. Mouthfeel is on the medium range of things with a nice silky texture, courtesy of the oats. Feels like its a touch watery in feel but just a touch. Overall, this one did not live up to my hopes for it. I was really looking forward to this when I found it in my store, actually hoped it could become a standby beer for me this winter (as I LOVE oatmeal stouts and am in the hunt for a new, solid sixer of the style) but, alas, it is not to be. Simply another one to put on the list of trieds.

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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of Dactrius
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of dheldman
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of TheSixthRing
2.96/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Pours opaque black with a tan, finger width head. Average retention. Lace is spotty with nominal stick.

Smell - Clean. Light notes of roasted malt and oat, but something I might expect out of a brown... and a very one-dimensional brown at that.

Taste - Light coffee and chocolate notes, with a bit of earthy oat character popping through midtaste. Finishes with a decent oat and chocolate mix.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body. Not much in the way of carbonation. Way too thin for a beer of this style.

Overall - This is a very middle of the road stout. Nothing terrible, but there's absolutely NOTHING to grab your attention and say "hey, that's interesting". For that, I detest it. Very plain Jane and boring.

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Burgman08
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Clean easy...nothing special

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3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MaltsOfGlory
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer was just ok for me. I want my stouts to be smooth and malty, in my opinion there is no place for hops in a stout. And in this beer there was a little bit of hops. In the front end you get malts, and a tiny bit of oatmeal, but the malt flavor and the whole complexity aren't anything special, it's just ok. Then on the back end you get a little hop bite and that just wasn't that good for me. Nothing horrible about this beer, just nothing that great, it's ok.

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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Alaskan Stout from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 448 ratings
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