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

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Alaskan Perseverance Ale (Pilot Series)Alaskan Perseverance Ale (Pilot Series)
BA SCORE
3.85/5
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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
128
Ratings:
268
pDev:
11.43%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
72
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 268 |  Reviews: 128
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.49/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Perseverance Ale, Alaskan Brewery, Russian Imperial Stout, Stout Brewed with Birch Syrup and Fireweed Honey, 9 % ABV, 1 pint, 6 luid ounces. Alaskan Brewing Company, Brewed and Bottled in Juneau, Alaska.

Solid black, slim head, soon gone.

Aromatics, dark malt, rich, bittersweet, cocoa, blackstrap molasses, some minor charcoal and smoke. Overall, very subtle.

Taste: more darkness, more sweetness, but lacks depth.
That was too quick. I need to give it some tick, let the brew breath.
So, again…sweet, slick, …roasty. Toasty. Charred, but …not really. Starts…but doesn't get there. Tasty, …boozy…but, lacking extra oomph. Sometimes called "character." Also, "zazz." At other times, "zork."

This could be a lot better. It should be a lot better. Thicker, maybe? More intense, perhaps?

But, nice. If you want nice, go for this.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle split on 6.18.13

Alaskan 25th Anniversary beer.

A - Pours a deep, dark brown with a soapy tan head that sits for a bit and then fades leaving no bubbles.

S - Cherry, tart barrel wood, chocolate.

T - Sour cherry, barrel, chocolate, booze.

D - Mild carbonation with a medium body.

O - The sweetness is now more cherry and tart, not sour. Still some chocolate, and a touch thin.

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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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown-black with a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate colored head. Fades normal.

S - Roasted dark chocolate and caramel malts, molasses, black licorice, honey, birch syrup, coffee, dark fruits, and a hint of booze.

T - Roasted dark chocolate and caramel malts, black licorice, molasses, coffee, honey, birch syrup, dark fruits, vanilla, earthy hops, and some booze.

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and slightly thick with a sweet, roasted, and warming finish.

D - Good imperial stout. Nice balance and mouthfeel.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours pretty black with a slight tinge of brown on the outer rim. The head was brown but not much lacing to speak of.

S - Roasted malts, smokey notes & sweet licorice.

T - The taste follows the nose, IMO. The flavors to change up with bitter chocolate and a slight tartness.

M - To me, it's lighter than a typical RIS but very smooth & creamy.

O - It's a different RIS that breaks from the norm.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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