Alaskan Stout | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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84
good
446 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
Ratings:
446
Reviews:
219
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
12.83%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
44
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 446 |  Reviews: 219
Photo of DoubleMalt
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trytoketchup
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jesticals
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sixpoint
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lochef81
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigAl18
4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of d_brommer_nh
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DruC4
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 31Sam13
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 5/12/2015. Pours clear nearly opaque dark brown color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, toast, brown bread, light smoke, light dark fruit, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, toast, brown bread, light smoke, light dark fruit, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Light herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, toast, brown bread, light smoke/dark fruit, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness, balance, and complexity of dark/roasted/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice oatmeal stout style. All around good balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/roasted/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of twelveinches
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trentt2
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Donkster46
3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of prock180
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the best Alaskan beers I've had. Big oats, chocolate, caramel a little on the sweet side for me. Nice and smooth. Easy drinking stout and very enjoyable.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Alaskan, the king of nominal beers (well, except for their pumpkin porter - that was exceptional!). Lets see how their stout holds up or if it is going to be a yawn-fest.

Appearance : dark as dark can be, absolutely no light penetrating. The head is a rich almond color and 3 fingers tall.

Aroma : behind a large alcoholic presence, there are strong whiffs of cocoa, fudge, and earthy black licorice.

Flavor : the flavor is good with rich cocoa and licorice, and abundant in oatmeal. The end of the flavor profile brings an earthy hop, finishing with dry cocoa powder.

Mouthfeel : naturally full but not chewy, easy drinking for a stout but not watery.

Overall : hey, it's not bad, in fact I'd put it amongst the top ten or maybe five stouts ive tried. Better than most oatmeal stouts I've had. I recommend it, perhaps Alaskan is better at their darker beers.

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Photo of maedhros09
3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Chocolately nose, mild apple-like acidity, mildly sweet maltiness balances the roasted character. In the end the acidity and fairly mild roast character threw me off a little, although I did like the sweetness and the overall range of flavors.

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Photo of ilikebeer03
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours black with a beige / tan head - 1 finger. decent retention and lacing.

S: light coffee, chocolate, sweetness, caramel.

T: rich sweetness, chocolate, coffee, caramel, bready

M: medium mouthfeel, not too carbonationed. id prefer a little creamy-er

O: a solid middle of the road beer.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMS1512
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SitkaSteve
3.27/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I've never reviewed this? Whoah, time to get this one done, son.
I've had this at various times in pints and mugs, there's barely any change, but here's the rest.
The appearance was a dark brown color with a one to one and a half foamy white to slight off white colored head. It dissipates in about a minute leaving some light lacing running here and there nicely.
The smell had a grainy roasted cocoa and slight coffee-ness to it.
The taste took that graininess and had the roasted coffee bean impose a sharp coffee aftertaste. It had a dry coffee finish.
The mouthfeel had a light to medium bodied roastiness rolling over my tongue. I'd say it was fairly sessionable. The carbonation was fairly good for the style and for me, nothing out of the ordinary but nothing really spectacular.
Overall, its a decent oatmeal stout, but I'm pretty sure there's some other oatmeal stouts I'd rather have.

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Photo of Kuaff
4.28/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cellarrrrrish temperature, in my imperial pint glass.

A thin tan head fizzles away quick-like. Black beer with ruby highlights.

Aroma? Yeah. Nice. Coffee, all kinds of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and subtle earth. Smells fookin' scrumptious.

Tastes fookin' scrumptious. Bittersweet coffee and earth, and a finish that unravels layers of chocolate and toasty malts on my palate. A bit of a dark kind of breadiness is hiding in there too.

The feel is... stout. Imagine that.

A stout that packs all KINDS of solidity! On the rare occasions that I drink UNimperial stouts, this is certainly something that will suffice...

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Photo of Romoworld
3.07/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It is a stout nonetheless however it is DOES NOT have that oatmeal stout taste to it, Alaskan Brewing CO Is one Of My Favorite Breweries and this Beer Doesn't settle good with me.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Alaskan Stout from Alaskan Brewing Co.
3.74 out of 5 based on 446 ratings.
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