Beer Review – Alaskan Stout
From Alaskan Brewing – Alaskan Stout is made from glacier-fed water and a generous belnd of European and Pacific Northwest hop varieties and premium two-row and specialty malts. Our water originates in the 1,500 square-mile Juneau Ice Field and the from the more than 90 inches of rainfall Juneau receives each year.
Alaskan Brewing – Alaskan Stout – Oatmeal Stout – 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. 5.65% abv.
Appearance: Pours a dark midnight brown with a 1 inch tan head that subsides into a tan, sudsy stripe.
Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, roasted malts.
Taste: A nice dry burst of cocoa, coffee and smoke right away. A small bit of hopping is present in the finish.
Mouthfeel: That silkiness one gets from a good oatmeal stout, and a tad bit of stickiness.
Overall: A great example of a classic. Highly aromatic and flavorful. I would love to make some mussels with this as well.
January 15, 2009 @ 5:54 pm
Perhaps surprisingly, in a town this small the tavern down the street carries the Alaskan Stout and already is is developing a following.
It hits the spot on a cold, dry, eastern Washington night. Not overly alcoholic, its body prevents one from having too many without necessarily getting hammered. Like any oatmeal stout, it has a sweet finish, a silky feel, and is rapidly becoming a personal favorite.
I do wish however, that the same tav also carried Rogue River’s Shakespeare Stout, as the two would make an interesting comparison, head-to-head.