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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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3.6
djd07 (14469) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2016
On tap at The Hay Merchant. Pours a very dark brown with small tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast, chocolate, wood. Medium body, smoke, wood, light booze finish, very good.

3.9
ACHops (1582) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2016
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours inky pitch black with very thin mocha head that fades quickly. Aroma is charred dark chocolate malt, espresso, molasses, and a sweet slightly sappy woody note (birch, I assume?). Smooth, creamy syrupy mouthfeel followed by big super dark roasty notes, light brown sugar sweetness, crisp fir notes on the finish. Really good for a non barrel-aged imperial stout.

3.6
Imaena (2319) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - NOV 1, 2016
Bottle. This is a nice simple impy with some faint tartness coming through and a bit of smokiness. We done and interesting brew.

3.4
CObiased (499) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Bomber - pours a dark mahogany brown to black with a very thin tan head that completely fades away. The aroma opens with roastiness then sweet earthiness, cola and a hint of cocoa. A mouthful is complex and strange....roasty malt, baking chocolate, bitter herbaceousness and unsweetened cocoa.

3.7
SG111 (1820) - New York, USA - OCT 20, 2016
Tap at Clubhouse BFD. Pours black, tan head. Aroma is roasted malt for days, chocolate, some coffee. Not getting much of that honey. Bit of sweetness. Maybe that’s from the syrup or honey. Flavor is very roasted malt. Some sweetness, but again, I don’t get much honey or syrup in it. Still nice flavor, some chocolate, decent coffee finish. Nice, overall. Decent body, but a little effervescent.

3.5
northropfrye (3593) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 19, 2016
Dark black body brown head. Aroma of ripe bananas, dry cocoa. Taste is again banana, dry roasty cocoa malt, some boozy heat. Palate could be a bit fuller. Decent.

3.6
ABUSEDGOAT (2757) - California, USA - OCT 17, 2016
Black pour, tan head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is darker fruit, dried fruit, licorice, chocolate, caramel, light roast, maybe a hint of honey? Fairly full bodied, soy, chocolate and the darker fruit flavors all come out with a sweeter finish.

2.8
DYCSoccer17 (3696) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 16, 2016
22 ounce bottle. Mostly anise in the aroma with a little sweet chocolate and a little bit of a burnt rubbery/pool toy character. Slightly transparent dark mahogany body with a small, quickly dissipating light tan head. Starts really sweet, chewy, and viscous. Some roast and chocolate is present in the middle. This is warming with some ethanol late. This is just so thick and viscous.

3.7
Fatehunter (2567) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Pours a thin tan head on a black body. Aroma is caramel, candy, wood smoke and coffee. Nice blend. Taste is has a nice coffee bitterness throughout with caramel and other sweets, an earthy finish. Texture is fairly light for the style, but good.

3.4
dfinney23 (3268) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2016
No shortage of syrup and honey. Ends up too sweet with little bitterness or roastiness offsetting it.


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