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Alaskan Heritage Coffee Brown Ale (Pilot Series) | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan Heritage Coffee Brown Ale (Pilot Series)Alaskan Heritage Coffee Brown Ale (Pilot Series)
BA SCORE
3.9/5
Very Good
229 Ratings
Alaskan Heritage Coffee Brown Ale (Pilot Series)Alaskan Heritage Coffee Brown Ale (Pilot Series)
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This rich brown ale has a big cocoa aroma with light earthy roasted and gourmet coffee notes.

19 IBU

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,129
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
229
pDev:
8.46%
 
 
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21
Gots:
44
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 229 |  Reviews: 68
Reviews by DamienArk:
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3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

More User Reviews:
Photo of Harrison8
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Beautiful burgundy liquid sits below a light head. Not very much lace.

Smell: A slight coffee aroma is emitted by this lovely brew.

Taste: Tastes of coffee and chocolate are mixed throughout the taste.

Feel: Not the best mouth feel, albeit not terrible. Mediocre in this regard.

Overall: Pretty darn good brew here. It has some good flavor and looks great. Glad I got to try it.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of tempest
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Drinking the 2016, post-pilot version. The brown malts and coffee blend wonderfully for a fantastic caramel, chocolate, and roasted bean flavor. The only thing I'd change is to dial back the sweetness and dry it out. And this is just personal preference, but I wish this was a 4.5% brew. I'd be happy to toss back several.

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Photo of jera1350
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nmann08
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jsprain1
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tigg924
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear, dark brown in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is dark roast coffee and toasted malt. Medium bodied, high carbonation and roasty. Makes for an above average coffee beer and a nice seasonal offering....Could certainly get lost in a daydream and see myself sipping this in the fall in Alaska. A nice and clean sipper for anyone who enjoys coffee.

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Photo of Soneast
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Haybeerman
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of barnzy78
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, best by 011418
Deep copper colored ale with a creamy beige head. Nice coffee aroma with caramel malt, toffee, and chocolate with some earthy hops. Nice balanced flavors with light roast coffee at the forefront along with sweet caramel and toffee, toasty grain, a bit of chocolate with earthy hops adding some needed bitterness. Medium body, moderate carbonation, finishing semi-dry and excellently balanced.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.61/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of imperialking
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaggieReed
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

served on draft at the salmon bake in Denali...

Pours dark with a creamy white head that hung around. Smell was absolutely exceptional. Like a tasty creamy double shot espresso w. vanilla cream - hints of malt...taste backs this up, with the hops coming through at the very end in a somewhat off balanced way.
Mouthfeel was...lacking for me. it had a bit of a thin, syrupy feel that didnt resonate- like perhaps it should have been served on nitro. Overall an excellent coffee beer.

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Photo of jakecattleco
3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle dated 030216 into a shaker pint. Really hoped for more nose, good appearance, and really solid mouthfeel. Coffee was noticeable and not over powering. A solid brown, but I'd rather have the Saint Archer Cofree Brown. Worth a try but not a repeat.

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Photo of snakeayes11
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RHVC59
4.71/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jaydoc
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DangerDawg
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear medium colored brown with a thick and fluffy light khaki head.

Nose is light "green coffee bean" character - not really any assertive coffee tones one might expect. Very light coffee, at best.

Mouth feel is medium full with nice carbonation and excellent balance.

Flavor profile is nice. Very clean, fresh and bright with sweet light coffee, light roasted grain and light brown sugar tones. Light bitter. Not particularly complex but flavorful and inviting. This is well made with a sweetish light coffee lasting finish.

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Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of obrike
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a fun beer.

Not a coffee stout, not a porter, but a decently boozy brown ale.

A nice change of pace from your IPAs and stouts that are flooding the market, but the 7% abv you enjoy.

Pours a dark tan with a small head...not not lace and not a lot of legs.

Sweet malty scent tinged with coffee...taste follows. Nice flavor hear, almost like a coffee with cream and sugar beer. Goes down smooth...super easy to drink, but that 7% could sneak up on you.

Nice job on this one Alaskan!

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Photo of BB1313
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 1/18/17. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a dark brown with auburn hues; fluffy light tan head that fades leaving nice bubbly retention and nice lacing. The aromas are very malty. Hints of vanilla and cocoa. Some coffee notes along with some hints of hazelnut. It has an espresso like vibe in the aroma department. The flavors are bold and rich. Strong malt backbone. The coffee is balanced with everything and isn't overwhelming. Slightly earthy with a decent bitterness. More cocoa and vanilla with some hints of coconut in the finish. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's slick and slightly syrupy. Very smooth and easy to drink.

This is a very nice brown ale. The coffee is balanced, but is present and seems to make everything go. Very enjoyable stuff.

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Photo of SamN
3.32/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of inpherno
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TBoneJones
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper ruby-like pour.
Nose is pleasant coffee and sweet malts.
Tastes pleasant like the nose, slightly bitter with a somewhat sweet roasted coffee flavor, and a nutty aspect.
Feels like medium carbonation, kind of creamy and finishes a little bit dry.
A nice coffee brown ale. Although it's more dry than I would prefer, the coffee flavor and bitterness/ sweetness level is balanced nicely here. As a result, it's pretty easy to sip.
Go Cubs.

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Alaskan Heritage Coffee Brown Ale (Pilot Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 229 ratings