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Ass Kisser Smoked Porter - Ass Kisser Ales

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Ass Kisser Smoked Porter
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BA SCORE
83
good

174 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 174
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ass Kisser Ales visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Retired in August 2013.

(Beer added by: champ103 on 03-25-2011)
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Reviews by gleemonger:
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gleemonger

California

3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark cola brown with pretty much no head at all after a regular pour. Actually, this pretty much looks like Coke to me. Though it does leave some lacing down the glass, redeeming itself from complete cola appearance.

Sweet smelling with a kind of dark fruit thing going on, similar to a scotch ale or dopplebock, but not really. Not much else, not picking up any smokiness, chocolate, roasted malts, or anything I was expecting to smell. Very subdued. Not bad, just not exciting.

The smoke comes through much more strongly in the flavor department, in a good way. I'm not getting the dark fruits I was smelling at all, oddly, just mostly the smoke and roasted malts. Not much in the way of chocolate, coffee, hops, or any of the other things that tend to round out a good porter, but I definitely enjoy the smoke and roast coming through in this one - not bad.

Moderate to heavy body with very little carbonation. Seems like it should have much more of a bite, but pretty smooth anyway. Not a bad feel, but not great.

This one's okay. I think it could use some work to make it more interesting, to compliment the smokiness which does work pretty nicely here. It's just a little flat and not very complex. The alcohol is not noticable to me, despite the higher ABV. Not bad.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 20:14:31 | More by gleemonger
More User Reviews:
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barczar

Kentucky

3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This bottle is from 2011.

Pours an opaque deep brown with a frothy, lingering tan head.

Light smoke, chocolate, roasted and deeply toasted malt, and a hint of tar form the aroma.

Flavor reveals tar at the base, which lingers into the lightly bitter finish. Roast malt forms the backbone, with smoke adding a complementary back note. Chocolate provides a welcome accent. The balance is roasty and lightly bitter.

Body is moderate, with carbonation a tad on the high side, and subtle alcohol warmth.

Never had this fresh, but the flavor have melded well together , at this point. Smoke doesn't overwhelm, roast is the star, and chocolate adds a nice character. There's a bit of a plasticy phenol that's slightly offputting.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 14:39:21 | More by barczar
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quang_dam

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-12-2014 02:02:34 | More by quang_dam
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nleaders

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

07-03-2014 11:27:27 | More by nleaders
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TaylorK

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

12-24-2013 03:43:06 | More by TaylorK
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Sippinonsizzurp

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-23-2013 17:58:50 | More by Sippinonsizzurp
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beeroholix420

California

3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I got this in a 22oz bomber for $1.25 at big lots! I am just sampling out of sample glass I got at oktoberfest here in fresno.
APPEARANCE: its a redish brown color dark but very see through, not like most other porters I have had. Had to pour pretty rough to get any kind of head.

SMELL: first off I smell straight roasted chocolate, its got just a very malt forward smell, I also smell raisins..like chocolate covered raisins, no hop aroma what so ever

TASTE: smokey roasty chocolate right off the bat! Light Coffee in the background, taste a little bit of the alcohol which is not suprising at 8%.

MOUTHFEEL: medium bodied

OVERALL: good but I've had better. I do like the smokey taste to it, they did that well. I like it though! On a scale of 1-10 I give it a 6

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 17:51:56 | More by beeroholix420
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a sam adams custom glass, color is dark brown, amber edging, head presents nicely at 1/2 inch thick dissipates to a ring that clings the glass with some bubbly lacing.

Smell is sweeter chocolate malt, some roast, no smoke, maybe some dry earthiness. A little disappointing.

Taste has a touch of subtle smoke flavor, mainly from its dry finish on the tongue, malt flavors are slightly sweet from chocolate and a solid roast flavor. Hops are subtle and bitter, earthy and drying. Very surprising this clocks in at 8%, nice flavors and drinkability.

Mouthfeel is as expected from a solid strong porter or smoked porter, nice lingering flavor profile, solid bitter presence on the tongue and cheeks.

Overall, a disappointing smoked porter but a solid easy drinking strong porter.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 00:00:57 | More by mvanaskie13
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lwillitz

Florida

4.29/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22-oz bottle into porter/stout glass

A - shallow medium tan head over a body of pitch black with ruby highlights

S - mocha, chocolate milk, grainy malts, smoke

T - coffee, chocolate, malt sweetness, smoke, dark fruits, notes of wood

M - oily medium body (a bit lighter than expected), high carbonation

O - This is an excellent porter. Head retention is unimpressive and it could use a little more body, but the taste and smell are excellent!

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 23:33:33 | More by lwillitz
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KevinDanger23

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-27-2013 21:39:42 | More by KevinDanger23
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mmclaughlin38

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

11-17-2013 04:11:43 | More by mmclaughlin38
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SaranacinTexas

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

11-11-2013 03:18:41 | More by SaranacinTexas
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duke33s

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

10-31-2013 02:38:08 | More by duke33s
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

10-21-2013 00:38:32 | More by BillRoth
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-20-2013 14:29:54 | More by jaydoc
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MLFrank

Florida

4/5  rDev +9.3%

10-18-2013 00:39:23 | More by MLFrank
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DustinSWB

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-10-2013 22:53:44 | More by DustinSWB
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured chilled in ale glass

A: solid black; very good carbonation; decent head; ok lacing
S: smells of a stout, much like a Rasputina. Starts with smoke elemnt, but turns quickly to carmelized malt
T: smoke is a very light element of this beer; basically it's a classic stout/porter with a very dark roast profile; surprisingly sweet, not hoppy; strongly complex taste; well paired with the booze

Good! But don't expect a lot of smoke.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 19:02:03 | More by Arithmeticus
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jkd03c

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

09-23-2013 23:16:53 | More by jkd03c
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GringoKid

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

09-21-2013 15:01:38 | More by GringoKid
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army01

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

09-13-2013 04:49:01 | More by army01
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zeff80

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

09-05-2013 01:43:56 | More by zeff80
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UncleAddie

Arizona

4/5  rDev +9.3%

08-29-2013 23:54:45 | More by UncleAddie
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VAcrossr

Virginia

3/5  rDev -18%

08-29-2013 16:27:42 | More by VAcrossr
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nearengine

Arizona

4/5  rDev +9.3%

08-17-2013 23:23:22 | More by nearengine
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Ass Kisser Smoked Porter from Ass Kisser Ales
83 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.