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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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

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4.5
foyle (422) - Wyoming, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Sampled from 22oz bomber into schooner glass. Pours a 1" tan head that falls quickly with faint lacing. Color is opaque black. Aroma of dark roasted malt, licorice, molasses, smoke. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky with a somewhat damp lingering finish. Flavors of burnt toast, woody smokiness, chocolate, molasses, licorice with earthy and some citrus rind hops. A pleasant winter warmer to celebrate the 30th anniversary of a great brewery.

3.8
commonmac (1247) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2016 On tap at Happy Gnome with commonshawn. 10oz pour. Deep black color with full finger tan head and a willingness to keep up strong lacing. Nose is dessert like with chocolate and peat elements. Definitely hints at sweetness to come. Taste is predominantly sweet with chocolate, vanilla, and caramel syrupy characteristic. There is an alcohol presence for sure but not to the detriment of the beer. Lingering dark chocolate bitterness. Struggling to find something that distinguishes this from other Russian Imperial Stouts. It?s good but not one I need to order again. I?ll persevere on to find other efforts in this style.

3.7
beertholomeus (1813) - California, USA - NOV 20, 2016
Pours black with a short lived tan head. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, toffee, caramel, graham cracker, spruce and honey aroma and flavors. Medium full body and moderate carbonation with a caramel, toffee, chocolate and roasted malt finish.

3.7
libertine (433) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Pours pitch black with minimal brown head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is smokey with notes of anise,dark roast and molasses. Flavor is the same. Full body. sticky texture. Dry finish Very good.

3.7
Pailhead (6540) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2016
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Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate molasses, lighter chocolate, light roast, and smoke. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small beige head that fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin ring. The flavor starts with moderate dark chocolate and light molasses. The finish has moderate roast, anise, smoke, and mild coffee. It’s full bodied with light carbonation and a somewhat sticky mouthfeel.

3.2
ICEatALAMO (1350) - Troy, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Bottle. The pour is black. The aroma is heavy malt and chocolate. The taste is basically that of a russian imperial stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
tennisjoel (1460) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Dark pour with a slim tan head. Sweet aroma of caramel, chocolate, maple, honey. Flavor comes together well. Nothing fancy here, but enough to distinguish it from others in the imperial stout category. Having this on election night. Perseverance seems to fit the mood well.

3.7
jkwalking05 (4740) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2016
22 oz bottle (30th Anniversay edition). Black with an average tan head. Aroma is of roasted malt, coffee, Cocoa Puffs, caramel. Taste is of roasted malt, maple, molasses, cocoa, and honey.

3.8
travita (5006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Bottle. The look is dark, tan head, black in color. The smell is roast, malt, syrupy, roast, chocolate, burnt, good. The taste is malty, sweet, roast, chocolate. Good old school stout.

3.7
UncleKorm (1319) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Bomber poured a black hue w/ a medium tan slowly diminishing head. Moderate sweet and roasty aromas. Initial flavor is moderate sweet with a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are molasses, dark toast, roasted marshmallow, peat, and light floral hop. Full bodied and creamy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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