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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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atone315

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-24-2012 22:00:56 | More by atone315
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barczar

Kentucky

3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | 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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elNopalero

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 22:29:13 | More by elNopalero
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bonbini26

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-13-2012 18:46:27 | More by bonbini26
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 10/16/11; split with schweah

Medium brown; dark in the glass; however, held to the light it has a grapefruit juice purple sheen. Two finger head drops to a skim and plump collar retention. Decent droopy lace.

Well-positioned smokey aroma; smells a bit like jerky. Subtle roasted coffee note and hints of dusty cocoa. Earthy, nutty overtones with a notion of peanut butter. The flavor has more of a smooth, semi-sweet chocolate presence. Peanut butter, too. Subtle roasted coffee tones. Smoke isn't as strong compared to the aroma. Earthy hop nips. Medium body; rather smooth with a rolling backmask of carbonation. Finishes dry with something of a coating feel.

I'm pleasantly surprised with this one. The price point was high, but it's enjoyable. I'm definitely glad I got this one instead of the DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 01:37:25 | More by Ryan011235
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-04-2012 22:27:40 | More by Hopmodium
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OldTime

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-10-2012 05:45:37 | More by OldTime
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

12-10-2012 00:18:12 | More by Rekrule
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khargro2

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

10-03-2012 18:18:10 | More by khargro2
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JMBSH

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.3%

05-28-2013 03:29:46 | More by JMBSH
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bcsbeer

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

02-23-2013 10:26:48 | More by bcsbeer
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ckollias

Maryland

3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a dark brown hue with some amber highlights and a thin beige hue that quickly dissipates.

S: Smoked malty aroma with a sweet scent.

T: Similar to the smell there is a good smoked flavor to the beer with a middle sweetness and finished on the dry side. There is a spicy quality to this beer that reminds me of a chipotle brew.

M: Thick body and minimal carbonation.

O: Interesting smoked porter – could have used a little more flavor. It was good but not great.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 19:36:58 | More by ckollias
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WynnO

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

09-08-2012 05:26:09 | More by WynnO
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Eriktheipaman

California

3/5  rDev -18%

08-26-2012 13:28:28 | More by Eriktheipaman
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erosier

Connecticut

4.22/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a nice thick black color with a tall sized and medium bodied tan colored head that laces the glass nicely on the way down.
S: Smells of sweet malts, smoky malts, and a hint of chocolate in there as well. The smoky malt was the main focus but it wasn't the only thing in there.
T: Tastes of sweet malts, smoky malt, hints of chocolate and coffee. Again, like the nose, the smoke is the main flavor but it is backed by the porter flavors and mixed well.
M: Smooth, rich, medium to heavy bodied, perfect amount of carbonation.
D: Overall it was pretty good, nice mix of flavors and feel, nice take on the style, and it did not feel as heavy as it is.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2011 10:34:23 | More by erosier
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indiapaleale

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first time round with the Ass Kisser brand from Rahr & Sons.

Pours a dark brown color with a great looking inch of tight, pancake batter like head. Brilliant lacing as well.

Aroma is like smoked caramel. A little mesquite and a little sweet. Not too complex but bang on for the style.

The sweetness and the smokiness are apparent right away. THis has some chocolate and licorice flavors combined with a subtle, yet very apparent, smokiness that is in now way over powering. It's done well. A bit like a smokey tootsie roll.

Overall I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. I'm still not sure why we're getting this brand from Rahr here in New England as we don't get any of their regular offerings.

I picked this up at Winooski Beverage in VT for about $7.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2011 00:41:55 | More by indiapaleale
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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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doucmehu

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

07-12-2012 04:24:23 | More by doucmehu
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this as an extra in a trade, enjoyed this beer.

A: Not totally opaque dark brown, when held up to the light you can see through the beer. Pinky of head dies to a ring with some lacing.

S: Lots of peat and smoke in the nose, pretty much dominates all else. A little bit of nutty, coffee chocolate aroma beneath that. Mostly nuts in the mix.

T: A lot less smoke in the taste though it kicks in nicely in the aftertaste with smooth balanced roasted malt, nuts and a bit of mocha. The peat is a nice finishing touch and lingers a while almost like a lighter scotch like a highland. Some flutters of clove and fruit, barley.

M: Very nice creamy feel, the feel really makes this beer. nice carbo and tingle over the palate.

Overall good.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 00:55:30 | More by Dreadnaught33
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +9.3%

03-04-2012 05:29:14 | More by Beertracker
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-05-2013 04:08:42 | More by derkfromwi
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silentjay

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours a deep black, slightly viscous, with a tan head that raises to one finger in height, sits there for a while and laces well.

The bottle says it has a "subtle smoky aroma" and though this isn't the smokiest beer I've had, I wouldn't exactly call it subtle. the smoke/burnt bacon aromas dominate with some dark roasted and sweet malts lingering behind that. way behind.

smoke is not quite as dominant in the flavor, but is still at the forefront. bacon, a lot of burnt coffee, some molasses sweetness and some charcoal. finishes with a slightly smoky sweetness.

medium-to heavy bodied with a slightly aggressive level of carbonation and a slight syrupy feel on the finish.

With the caveat that I don't usually like smoky beers, I enjoyed this one somewhat. I tried to rate it with the style in mind, which I think I did a fair job at. The aroma was a bit too smoky and the flavor not quite as balanced as I would like, but overall it was a decent quaff.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 02:14:25 | More by silentjay
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axeman9182

New Jersey

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

12 oz bottle I got for working ACBF. It was poured into my Brooklyn Brewery tulip.

Porter Pounder pours nearly a solid black, with just a couple ruby highlights appearing when the beer's backlit. About two fingers of khaki colored foam rise up before slowly fading away. A solid web of lacing is left in its wake. The nose has a nice smoky aroma, much more on the bacon/bbq side of things, rather than a peaty smoke. Unfortunately that's it though, no other aspect of the porter stands out at all. There's a little bit more to the flavor profile, as a mild chocolaty note opens things up. A bit more variety would have been nice (some coffee or roast pehaps), but right after that opening the smoke comes in and takes over the rest of the beer. Again, it's a nice smoky flavor, I just wish it wasn't quite so dominant. The body is solid and full, but the carbonation is very noticeably dull. It starts out ok, but falls off a cliff by mid palate. I wasn't expecting much from Porter Pounder after trying Ass Kiser's uninspired hefe, but this is a solid spoked porter, albeit an exceedingly one dimensional one.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 05:06:41 | More by axeman9182
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-30-2012 15:52:16 | More by AdamP
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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
Ass Kisser Smoked Porter from Ass Kisser Ales
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