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Alaskan Pilot Series: Perseverance Ale

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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

This complex and malt forward Imperial Stout is brewed with an array of local ingredients and flavors to add dimension and celebrate Alaskan’s history and home. Alaska birch syrup from Wasilla lends a deep, almost tart character to the dark malt profile, while fireweed honey from Delta Junction adds a delicate sweetness and floral notes to the aroma and finish. The slight addition of our in-house alder-smoked malt alludes to the distinctive roasted flavor of turn-of-the-century malting practices, without overpowering the more subtle flavors of this dynamic anniversary brew.

To celebrate their quarter-century milestone, the Alaskan Brew Crew wanted to create a beer that was big, bold and brewed with ingredients from Alaska that could be enjoyed fresh or cellared to be brought out to remember the anniversary for years to come. The Russian heritage still present throughout our state make this Russian Imperial Stout a tribute to all that makes our beers truly Alaskan.

This limited edition Imperial Stout is brewed with glacier-fed water, birch syrup from the Alaska Birch Syrup Co., fireweed honey from Alaskan Bee Apiaries, brown sugar and an array of different malts including malted oats and a dash of our world famous alder-smoked malt.

The sturdy flavors in Alaskan Perseverance Ale pair well with rich and savory proteins ranging from fresh oysters to wild game meats. Custards, dark chocolate truffles, New York cheesecake and other creamy desserts bring out the the sweeter notes of fireweed honey, oats and brown sugar

Original Gravity: 1.093, ABV: 9.0%, Bitterness: 50 IBU, Color: 140 SRM

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Roonai (305) - - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle shared by deyholla, thanks Derek!! Pours dark mahogany with a dark brown edges. Nose is loads of roast chocolate malts l- rich but cut w some co2. Taste is also loads of roasty chocolate and rich malts but not cloyingly sweet... Well executed and yummy but not super complex

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours a clear dark brown with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of roasted malts with some light smoke with a bit of of underlying chocolate and honey. Flavor starts with roasted malts and smoke backed by just a bit of chocolate and a hint of honey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Prufrockstar (1955) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Draft at bottleworks. 2011 i hear. Dark black pour with dark brown head that grows and grows after the pour finishes, as if the bubbles had to struggle to make their way up through the thick black goo. This is possibly the most viscous, dense liquid I've ever consumed outside of a milk shake. Thick, chewy smoked chocolate syrup. Hard to articulate more about the tastes when so much effort was expended convincing my mouth it was indeed a liquid! Overall: tasty, unique, intense, and difficult to finish a full glass of. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 27, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours jet black with very thing brown head. Thick consistency. Chocolate, coffee, honey, molasses, licorice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dr_sarcastor (66) - - JUN 26, 2013
A very nice stout from Alaskan that is very rich in flavor. A little too high ABV to be better. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 7, 2013
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burgy (456) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Aromatics are a real strong point of this beer! I was very surprised at the barrel characteristics that this exudes with out having been barrel aged. Lots of alcohol notes that have a bourbon characteristic. Lots of Vanilla and caramel. Appearance is nice and thick, dark oil like, with a tan head that hangs out! Taste is outstanding as well! Starts with a lot of plums and other stone fruit has a nice caramel vibe. Palate is excellent. Overall this is a huge beer for me. Love it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2013
Draft @ Toronado San Diego, San Diego, CA. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6154) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Thanks to 5000 for coming through with the Alaskan hookup. Black with a tan head. Aroma is full of roasted malt with some chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate and lactose. Medium carbonation and thick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dchmela (3006) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2013
Pours black with little head. Honey, woody syrup aroma with touches of roasted malts. Big malt body with lots of brown sugar sweetness, roasted grain and honey. Really good sipping brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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