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RATINGS: 271   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 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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 7, 2013
A - Dark brown-black with a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate colored head. Fades normal. S - Roasted dark chocolate and caramel malts, molasses, black licorice, honey, birch syrup, coffee, dark fruits, and a hint of booze. T - Roasted dark chocolate and caramel malts, black licorice, molasses, coffee, honey, birch syrup, dark fruits, vanilla, earthy hops, and some booze. M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and slightly thick with a sweet, roasted, and warming finish. D - Good imperial stout. Nice balance and mouthfeel.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (8537) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2017
Bottle at Toronado San Diego. Black with a small tan head. Aroma of licorice, dried fruit, some chocolate and hints of smoke. Similar taste. The mouthfeel was thinner than expected.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (1555) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2017
Bottle (as Perseverance 30th Anniversary); pours black with a beige head; aroma of roasted malt, licorice, chocolate, molasses, and smoke; taste is somewhat sweet with chocolate, licorice, and molasses with hints of vanilla and wood; finish is light bitter with some smokiness to it

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vikingguy (1087) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2017
Black with brown head. Sweet malty whiskey aroma. Taste - sweet rich malt, brown sugar, some maple and bourbon. Sweet, malty and full bodied. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GTAEgeek (2092) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Bomber, shared by Michael at the ski trip. Pours black, with a big, bubbly, tan head. The nose is coffee, baking chocolate, light honey and molasses, pine sap, and cloves. Sweet and a little roasty, with a mellow bitterness. Heavy body, syrupy, thick, and chewy. This is a solid, complex, and interesting stout.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zoucrew102 (1622) - - JAN 21, 2017
Bomber. Roasted malt aroma with notes of birch syrup, dark chocolate and floral honey. Pours inky black with a thin, nearly nonexistent light brown head that has no retention and very little lacing. Starts with rich roasted malt and dark chocolate with a rich, full body. Finishes smooth and sweet with birch syrup and floral honey flavors. Interesting and good imperial stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2888) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Roasty, almost smoked aroma. Pours black with tan head. Sweet and smooth, roasty with a touch of smoke and clean finish. Notes: On tap at Aces & Ales (Jan 17)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (4369) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2017
7 Jan 2016, bottle. Black. Nose is meaty and woody. Med body and moderately fizzy. Smoky, meaty, molasses. Big and intense. Nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jerm719 (181) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Minimal head. Malty, maple, hint of smoke, light earthy hops, brandy. Balanced. Very good but a bit watery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinEvelyn (852) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2016
Rich, creamy, roasty, slightly sour milk, bittersweet chocolate. Overall very good, just a little something I cant put my nose on.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (1140) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 20, 2016
Bottle from Costco in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is smoke, mild sweet jerky, herbal liquor, some licorice, chocolate. Taste is cocoa, mild smoke, mild umami, herbal / bitter liquor. Wanted just a little more richness, would have put this over the top.


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