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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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 Alaskans 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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Bottle from Total Wine in Sac. Compared to most Alaskan beers Ive tried, this is far from thin. It tows the line of a sweet, imperial stout rather well. The only thing I didnt get was the lingering bitterness in the tongue. Otherwise, the mouthfeel and flavor was excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arondee (601) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Pours a dark black color with a small tan head. Aroma is chocolate malts and something sweet that I cant identify. The taste is smooth and only slightly bitter. Really quite tame for a RIS. Its really well balanced between bitter and sweet and the honey comes through. Alcohol is well hidden. Overall a very good beer thats pretty sessionable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (13150) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle shared at the 6th annual Richmond Industry Gathering, 11/27/11. Pours dark brown with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, honey and herbal hops. The taste is roasted malts, smoke, honey, earthy notes and herbal hops. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - NOV 27, 2011
On draft at Stone brewery. Dark brown pour tiny tan head. Aroma is chocolate, cola, honey and nuts. Taste is pretty sweet with vanilla honey and a mild smoky roast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2873) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 26, 2011
22 bomber
Aroma: chocolate, roasted malts, honey, earthy, spicy
Taste: chocolate, roasted malts, honey, dark stone fruit
the oatmeal brings a creamy texture to the beer. A great stout that if I can find again I will buy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bomber. Swwet honey on the nose. Over sweet for me anyway all I got. Black body thin tan head. Flavor was also over sweet with the honey and some dry wood chips with slight coco in there. Over sweet on palate for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2011
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark brown/nearly black pour with a frothy tan head. Roasted and burnt malts at the start of the aroma but not as heavy as I thought. Balanced well with a nice fruity sweetness. Mild roast and a good amount of chocolate at the start of the flavor that combines with a fruity middle and a very roasty but balanced finish. Clean aftertaste and extremely drinkable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brucebruce81 (391) - GUAM - NOV 24, 2011
This beer was really good it was strong but you would never realize it with this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hayduke (5032) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 23, 2011
The bottle was courtesy of a trade with Nate here locally. It poured a really dark brown tending toward black, with a big tan head with huge bubbles, Very attractive pour. The nose is dark roasted malt and some ripe fruit. Body is a clean and again the smooth dark roasted malt, with lots of ripe fruit and a hint of smoke. The finish is long and clean. No alcohol burn anywhere. Superb beer. Thanks Nate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Bomber. Poured deep brown with a dense, but short-lived dark tan head. The aroma picked up a whole lot of honey upfront, joined by smoked malts, burnt black patent, and a hit of dark chocolate.. peppery alcohol warmth on the back of the nose.. came back to honey in the end.. very interesting stuff. The flavor found burnt, roasty black patent and smoked malts at the core, with dry roast working its way outward.. light smoky sourness and fresh, grainy earth on the edges.. honey, smoke, and what mustve been fresh birch syrup on the long, warm finish.. tasty stuff. Medium-bodied, grainy, and a bit oily on the palate.. alcohol and honey were perfectly integrated.. this was just delicious.

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