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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

178 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 3
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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Photo of TMoney2591
2.33/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

My last bottle in the introduction to this brewery. It pours a murky black-brown topped by almost no head whatsoever. Kinda reminds me of a glass of very thin used motor oil. The nose comprises toffee, light meaty smoke, Belgian candi sugar, and light cocoa. It's almost as if a decent smoked porter were watered-down in my 'strils... The taste sorta brings in more of the same, but everything is bland, with a touch of wet cardboard and a vague vegetable quality. I hope this is a bad bottle... This concern is given further credence with the body: a stolid medium, with a very light (almost still) carbonation and a slick, oily feel. Overall, I can only assume this was a bad bottle, what with the signs of oxidation and the clear lack of carbonation. If it isn't, though, this is one sad excuse for a beer. I'll be sure to give this stuff another try in the near future and report back...

TMoney2591, Nov 08, 2011
Photo of doucmehu
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

doucmehu, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of GringoKid
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

GringoKid, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of ordybill
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

ordybill, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of jcparish88
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

jcparish88, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of Minkybut
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I poured this big beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was black but absolutely had no head or very little. The beer had a light smoked smell and the smoke was not too overpowering as some smoke beers I have drank. This beer though had a very bitter after taste or finish I really just did not like. If it had not been for that I would have gave it higher marks I believe. So I will have to say I will not buy this beer again.

Minkybut, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of Rekrule
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Rekrule, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of Reagan1984
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Reagan1984, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of CrazyDavros
2.78/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours black with a fading off-white head.
Nose shows sweet malt with roasted overtones and hints of chocolate. Somewhat subtle.
Sweet flavours too, almost baltic porter-like but without the roast to support it. Cloying.
Body feels a little watery.

CrazyDavros, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of elNopalero
2.98/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark black-brown with some foam on top. Light aroma, not much smoke comes through but there’s some malty sweetness to it. Tastes like a ok porter with a hint of vanilla that comes through. The promised smoke doesn’t make much of an appearance until the finish. It’s lightly smoked, thin bodied, and not one I’d seek out or try again.

elNopalero, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of Kuongming
3/5  rDev -18%

Kuongming, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of RWACKO
3/5  rDev -18%

RWACKO, Mar 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

tirlzx, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -18%

Hellpop65, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of Brunobstyle
3/5  rDev -18%

Brunobstyle, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of beernads
3/5  rDev -18%

beernads, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of biglite351
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Mild smoke, malt and yeast.

S - You can just see through the center of the glass; creamy light tan head.

T - Smokey malts with maybe a hint of coffee

M - A little thin with a mild tingle all over the mouth

O - Not bad... but not good. I like where their head is at... but just a little more...

biglite351, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of scruffwhor
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not much in the way of head after the pour and no foam at all for this dark cola brown porter.

Old brownies, maybe some smokey malted grain, and a little stale 7-11 coffee thats been sitting on the warmer way too long.

Dry nesquick chocolate malt, heavy roasted malt diluted by hard water. Add to that some warmth from the abv. content.

This is not a smoked porter in my book, maybe a hint of smoked malt, buts that it. There's plenty of porters that aren't smoked, but have more smokey aromas and flavors in them than this brew.

Glad I tried it, cool looking bottle artwork, but will not buy again.

scruffwhor, Nov 13, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18%

Eriktheipaman, Aug 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18%

Shilt, Feb 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18%

TFMyriad, Jun 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

VAcrossr, Aug 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

drbenderdo, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of champ103
3.1/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a dark brown, nearly black color. A large beige head rises to over two fingers. Some light lace is left behind.
S: Roasted malt, acrid coffee, meaty smoke lingers.
T: Follows the nose. Plenty of roasted malt. Coffee is very acrid with lots of meaty/bacon like smoke lingering.
M/D: A medium body with good carbonation. A bit hard to drink, for me anyway. Lots of alcohol, acrid coffee and lingering smoke makes for a slow sipper.

Smoke heads will enjoy this. Though I think it has a bit to much acrid coffee. Taken as a hole, not something I particularly enjoy, but certainly a decent beer.

champ103, Mar 25, 2011
Photo of TempeBeerMan
3.1/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a dimpled mug.

A - Pours a a dark blackish-brown with two-finger khaki colored head with decent retention. Clumpy/patchy lacing.

S - Moderate strength aroma of chocolate, malt, and burnt pine.

T - Taste starts off decent with bitter chocolate, toasted oats, and a noticeable bittering hop presence, but then comes a harshly metallic astringency in the finish, kind of like I'd imagine how sucking on a nickel would taste. No sweetness to balance, just bitter and more bitter.

M - Light bodied, but with a decent creaminess which adds to an illusion of thickness. Finishes dry.

O - As a fan of bitter beers, it's hard for me to say it's too bitter but...it's too bitter. When bitter turns that astringent, it's a problem for me. Get rid of the metallic taste and add a little sweetness for balance and you might have a decent beer here. As it is? Not so much.

TempeBeerMan, Sep 25, 2012
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Ass Kisser Smoked Porter from Ass Kisser Ales
83 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.