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RATINGS: 436   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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The unique blend of the oats and malts in Alaskan Stout produce a balanced, smooth beer with hints of chocolate, coffee and caramel.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2644) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2004
Pours pretty damn flat and black. Light roasty nose. Med/light body, creamy mouthfeel. Roasted and smoke flavors with some chocolate also. Finish is fairly dry and thin.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2004
Black with little to no head, maybe a little brownish head in the corners. A nice subtle chocolate malt aroma to it, like ice cold chocolate milk. Chocolate in the body of course with some dark fruits, maybe some rhubarb-i could only wish. Not bad at all, i usually only go for the imperials, but this one was solid.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2004
Well, I'm not one to ring the "underrated" bell too often, but for chrissakes! This stuff is fantastic! This is very much along the lines of Sam Smith's Oatmeal Stout, and about 95% as good (although I'll bet you can always find this non-skunked). Appearance is typical sweet stout: ruby/black, swirling tan head. Aroma of dark molasses, raisins, and hot cocoa, with the requisite milky undertones and wisps of smoke. Flavor is smoky, sweet, chocolately, and devoid of the sour and astringent notes that plague lesser stouts. Just the right amount of roasted notes for my taste. The only better non-imperials that I've had are Bell's and SSOS. The only weakness is a lack of body in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3252) - Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2004
Very dark but not truly black. The head is light tan, but weak and it fades quickly. Chocolate malt and fruit are gentle on the nose while the flavor has a bit of roast malt that lingers on the tongue after the candied dates fade from the palate. A bitterness that almost seems out of place after the softness of the rest of the flavors fades lingers on for a bit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2004
As stouts go, this one looks like a stout, smells like a stout, tastes like a stout. Pretty mild and clean all around. Really, there's nothing remarkable about it, but nothing to complain about either. Somewhat musty finish is welcome. No one quality to make me drink this again when Sam Smiths, Rogue, or Yellowstone Black Widow are available.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2004
This is a ok Sweet Stout. Sweet, malty, and mild roasty flavor. Finishes clean, smooth, and dry.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6449) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 13, 2003
Nearly opaque with ruby highlights. Topped with a large creamy tan head and excellent lacing. The aroma hints of chocolate, caramel, coffee, oats, burnt malts, aromatic hops and dusty yeast esters. The taste starts sweet and then develops a twangy and fruity nature. Smoky and acidic on the finish. Overall it is complex but still lacks a solid punch. A touch thin, but creamy and enjoyable monuthfeel, dry finish. A good stout and nice to try once. Will seek this out again in the far away future. Thanks loweredsixth for the brew.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2003
Looks good, black and thick with a creamy tan head, smells sweet with notes of roasted chocolate and malts, thin in the mouth, the flavor is a litle thin too, dry roasted flavor, not too sweet, lingering nutty after taste, sure its a weak stout, but go easy on him, he probably got picked on when he was little by all the bigger guys.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - DEC 1, 2003
Very dark brown with a medium beige head. Sweet roasty aroma. Nice roasted, sweet malt flavors with a hint of lactose sourness. Pretty mellow for a stout, but very nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - NOV 29, 2003
This basic stout is meant to introduce people to the style without scaring them away. Sweet roasted aroma with a bit of tart fruit and dusty earth are dandy. I just wish they were a little more robust. Light roasty flavor lets the more delicate earthy notes really come through on the finish. A nice stout, everything is there, I just wish it were stouter.


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