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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2994) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2016
No shortage of syrup and honey. Ends up too sweet with little bitterness or roastiness offsetting it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (1502) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Pours a jet black with a foamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roast, and floral notes. Flavor is rich, sweet, chocolate and roast. Has a smooth, full body. Very enjoyable, solid imperial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Obfuscate (521) - Minneapolis, - OCT 9, 2016
Watching the debate. Trump just said hell put Clinton in jail. Oh yeah good stout wife really enjoying it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (11042) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2016
Sampled at the Great American Beer Festival 2016, Denver, CO.
Black color with a small brown head. Roasted malt, Smoke, alcohol and sweetness. Quite rich but after Destihls Dosvidanya this feels thin. A bit strange also.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
monk191 (1875) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2016
A very nice unique beer. Pours a beautiful deep black with a thick brown head. Smells very floral, with a bit of smokiness. Taste is smooth, with vanilla and floral notes upfront, followed by honey and smokiness, and a balanced finish. Had on tap at Bailys Taproom. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (16105) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2016
Very dark, thin head. Sweet, caramel, then gets dry and roasty in the finish. Lots of burnt fruit. Odd character. Some porterish elements.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (5000) - Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2016
22 ounce bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky tan head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toasted dark bread, caramel, floral honey, wood, smoke, char, herbal, pepper, and pine; with lighter notes of licorice, dark fruit, nuttiness, and roast/char earthiness. Damn nice aromas wish great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, honey/birch syrup, moderate earthy hops, and light fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toasted dark bread, caramel, floral honey, wood, smoke, char, herbal, pepper, and pine; with lighter notes of licorice, dark fruit, nuttiness, and roast/char earthiness. Moderate herbal/piney hop and roast/char bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toasted dark bread, caramel, wood, smoke, char, herbal, pepper, pine, and roast/char earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, honey/birch syrup, moderate earthy hops, and light fruity yeast flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent hop/char flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from roast/char/hop bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and moderately sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding Russian imperial stout! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, honey/birch syrup, moderate earthy hops, and light fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and easy to sip on for the ABV. Very classic RIS style flavors, with unique complementing complexity coming from the honey/birch syrup. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2713) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2016
650ml bottle from local liquor store, shared with bananabi11. Blackish purple tinted pour. Sweet caramel, molasses, tangy honey, light chocolate. Medium to full bodied. Sweeter than bittersweet. The blend is solid. Nice, although not as thick as hoped. 14.1

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (2122) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Leans sweet, and alcohol evident. Not as good as their smoked porter. Too little roast for a first class Russian Imperial Stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBeer45 (1455) - Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2016
Sampled from a glass, poured from a bottle, this beer was dark brown in the glass and gave a dark brown two finger bubbled cover, the cover receded a bit, the nose had aromas of milk chocolate and chocolate, big toasted malt, some roasted malt, nutty, caramel, light citrus hops, and malt sweetness, the flavors were big toasted malt, a little roasted malt, nutty, caramel, some syrup like notes that may be the Birch Syrup, a little smoke, the finish had a light to medium bitterness, lots of toasted malt flavor followed, the mouth feel was more than medium, it was pretty creamy and had average carbonation, this beer smelled and tasted like a big porter, not an impy with the nut and toasted malt notes, I am disappointed this beer was not an imperial stout, the smoke was bigger on the nose than in the flavor, it was a good drink but not an imperial stout.


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