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RATINGS: 272   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6558) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2011
bottle, thanks to fiveacestx in trade, pours black with tan foam ring, whiskey and wood aroma with a hoppy sweet licorice, coffee and dark chocolate flavor, medium thin body and finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8914) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Bottle thanks to SuperDave- you are the man, but you knew that! Pours a pure black color with a medium brown head. The aroma is sweet maple syrup (OK, birch syrup but I dont know what that is), some smoke and caramel. A very sweet version of a Stout with the honey and syrup, light smoke, caramel, not much roast or dark fruit. The flavors get dominated by the sweet mix which is a bit of a shame, but it still is a very nice and interesting beer with one hell of a label.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (8493) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Bomber pours a nice and dark mahogany with mocha head leaving behind spotty lacing. The aroma is dark roasted malts, a bit of burnt malts, a sense of honey, molasses and a soft smoky rauch-ness. Behind those notes I get spicy hops and spicy black licorice. The taste starts with sweet molasses, dark roasted malts and a thicket of spicy hops and black licorice. To midway a smooth modest rauch like smokiness billows up to the surface. This has a nice smooth mouth fell.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 1, 2011
Draught. Pours black with a dissipating white head. Smells of roast and some sweetness. Tastes of roasted coffee and smoke with a medium bitterness that doesnt seem to fit well. Body is medium to full. Carbonation is soft. Texture is syrupy. Finishes astringent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16347) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Nearly black in color with a finger of tan head. Smells quite heavy on the smoke and roasted malts. A bit of dark chocolate in there, maybe some oatmeal, molasses, and toffee. The flavor is a bit on the bitter side with a heavy roast and smoke flavor. A bit of molasses, coffee, and burnt sugar, maybe some licorice. Medium to full in body with medium carbonation.

   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 (13301) - 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 (2885) - 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.

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