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

BA SCORE
85
very good
268 Ratings
Alaskan Perseverance Ale (Pilot Series)Alaskan Perseverance Ale (Pilot Series)
BEER INFO

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

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.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
268
Reviews:
128
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
11.9%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
72
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 268 |  Reviews: 128
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of chugalug06
2.72/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Has to be one of the chunky-ist, thin beers I've ever seen! Lots of black and toasty caramel colors.

Phew. Smokey. Smells like rubber. Not a big fan. Roasty, peaty, and nutty.

Very funky un-blended flavors and mouthfeel. Lots of heavy chocolate and sweet syrup flavors. Carbonation is simply too much and very distracting. Bitterness is missing, but dryness is very forward. Chewy.

Um. I'm not sure what direction this brew wants to go... It's kind of a mess, I wanted to LOVE this brew, but it nearly avoided my drain... I am not a smokey beer fan, at all. Very average.

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Photo of leftoverburrito
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of vkv822
3.08/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My review seems to have been lost, or I didn't upload, but this is from a few years back:

Near black, with ruby edges when held to light. Thin, foamy light tan head, short lived.

Maple syrup, heavily roasted malts, light cocoa.

Medium- thin body with foamy carbonation.

A decent beer, but nothing particularly memorable. The roast seems a bit much at times, while the syrupy sweetness is also a bit overdone. Would have also liked more body.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of tbone64
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of BuckTuckian
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of KYGunner
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This took on a most unusual character as the nose was creamy with vanilla, maple syrup, caramel and chocolate malt. The flavor, though, was nothing like that with a black licorice, anise, caraway and a dry pumpernickle bread flavor. The nose seemed barrel aged stout while the flavor was a bit Scottish Ale.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of portia99
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a Brooklyn snifter.

A - Pours an opaque black with a faint attempt at forming a grayish off-white head that leaves behind some light lacing and a thin collar.

S - Interesting aroma, a bit boozy up front, hints of tartness, a touch of ginger ale, creamy vanilla, slight roast, a touch of coffee.

T - Somewhat cola-like in flavor mixed in with some coffee and burnt and dark roasted malt, honey, slightly astringent

M - A bit thin for the style checking in at barely medium bodied. A lighter carbonation is appropriate and gives a just a bit of life to the beer. Char and astringency with a mixture of sweet and fruity/berry-like character.

O - Overall, just ok. Definitely not the typical imperial stout - for better or worse. A bit thin with some oddly placed flavors and missing the punch and assertiveness usually found in the style. Certainly drinkable...definitely not memorable. Glad to try it, but doesn't stand out as something special.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of theCoder
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of bram325
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Rathakem
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of CCutch
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of rawfish
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Alaskan Perseverance Ale (Pilot Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
3.78 out of 5 based on 268 ratings.
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