A Note on This Beer
With blackened coffee roasts and depths of chocolate, the Russian Imperial Stout is the ultimate expression of darkness. Earningover 20 GABF medalsfor their dark beer skills, Alaskan Brewing Company created a beer that not only honors the RIS - it takes it to aneven darkerplace.
With their 9% ABV, 30th Anniversary Perseverance Russian Imperial Stout, Alaskan enhances the style’s cocoa nib, boozy ganache-like roast with a trifecta of flavorful ingredients unique to their state: Alder-smoked malts, birch syrup, and wildflower honey.
Alder-smoked malts boost roastiness by extracting the wood’s naturally delicate, sweet cedar character with subtle glimpses of campfire and toast.
Loved by Alaskans for its molasses-like richness, birch syrup introduces notes of woody spice and caramel; think of a less sweet, yet richer muscovado dark sugar.
Wildflower honey harvested from bees that feed on native fireweed boasts a warm spice attitude and complex sweetness.
Alaska has become the unlikely home of some of craft’s most unique, yet delicious dark beers. Reflecting the very best, midnight-shaded tastes the state has to offer, Perseverance is an intense ode to the Russian Imperial Stout. And with a price that allows you to enjoy now and cellar for later, Perseverance lives up to its hearty expectations.
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Great Imperial Stout from Alaskan. Very chocolate and coffee forward