Alaskan Perseverance Ale (Pilot Series) | Alaskan Brewing Co.

Alaskan Perseverance Ale (Pilot Series)Alaskan Perseverance Ale (Pilot Series)
268 Ratings
Alaskan Perseverance Ale (Pilot Series)Alaskan Perseverance Ale (Pilot Series)

Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Alaskan Perseverance Ale is a Russian Imperial Stout. This style was chosen to celebrate our 25th anniversary of brewing on the Last Frontier in our coastal home of Juneau, Alaska.

Added by ArrogantB on 09-03-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 268 |  Reviews: 128
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Look: Black as night with a 1/2 inch head and good retention

Smell: The nose carries some nice licorice and dark fruits

Taste: Plums and figs that a tad sweet present themselves right away the back end has a nice roasted malt character and a hint of chocolate

Mouthfeel: Is a bit thin and over carbonated for the style

Overall: The beer is ok right now but I think that this one will do well with some age. I bought 5 so I can try one every year on the same day just to see how the beer changes

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Heavenisbeer
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4


A: Midnight black, with a dense and frothy cappuccino head. Some excellent lacing with uncanny retention, much like said cappuccino. Just gorgeous (gave this one a 5, and rarely do on looks).

S: Mocha coffee, some burnt malts, and caramel.

T: The birch and honey come through at first, fused with some very mild hop bitters. Toffee touches, a coffee core, and some woodsy, cedar-y lingerings. Wonderfully balanced and superbly mild.

M: The feel really follows the appearance; no false advertising here. And the feel is as great as the look. It coats, without oiling-up, and its subtlety is its strength. Another 5.

I truly enjoyed this RIS, and will go back to it.

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Photo of gatornation
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap in a 10 oz goblet

A- pours a nice dark black/brown color with a tan head and lacing

S- was roasted malts with chocolate, and faint maple syrup smells some cocoa

T followed the nose sweet toffee with semi-sweet chocolate,caramel and coffee note

M- was ok smooth with a sweet malt and syrup taste it was a bit thin an taste

O- a 25th anniversary brew that is good but not representative of that award its tasty and good but nit one i was wowed by

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of hooliganlife
3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours a thick jet black with about a half inch of cocoa creamy head. light retention.

nose is a bit weak. some faint sweet dark fruit and roasted malt.

lots of roasted malt with a bit of a charcoal flavor. very faint syrup in here. nice sweetness though. faint alcohol. some bitterness.

fairly thick with a bit of bite from the carbonation.

not bad but could use some more depth and complexity. a nice try for sure.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of MADhombrewer
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a HOTD tulip.

Appearance- Black with a small tan head. No lacing at all. 3.5/5

Smell- Earth and smoke notes with a maple center. Some roasted malt aroma as well. 3.5/5

Taste- Earthly and smoke flavors abound. Some earthy bitterness in the end. Bits of maple. Definite wood characteristics. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel- Medium to thick. I have had RIS that were thicker, but this isn't exactly thin by any means. 3.5/5

Overall- I didn't expect the smokiness. Don't really know if that takes away from this beer but I am not a big smoke in my beer fan. This is definitely interesting. The smoke flavor subsides after awhile (or I am getting use to it). 3.5/5

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Alaskan Perseverance Ale (Pilot Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 268 ratings
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