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Ass Kisser Porter Pounder Smoked Porter - Ass Kisser Ales

Ass Kisser Porter Pounder Smoked PorterAss Kisser Porter Pounder Smoked Porter

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BA SCORE
83
good

179 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%


Brewed by:
Ass Kisser Ales visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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

Alabama

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

12 ounce bottle -> snifter

A - pours a deep opaque mahogany/almost black with an initial one inch khaki head, no real retention or lacing.

S - coffee and chocolate and smoke oh my, fairly strong

T - very sweet and malty with coffee and chocolate flavors and a finish that is smoky (but not as smoky as say Stone SmokedPorter). Also some lemon notes present in the finish. Barely perceptible alcohol warming, but it is there.

M - average thickness and carbonation

O - underwhelming

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 04:32:06 | More by Mojo
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beergoot

Colorado

3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Deep-hued, mahogany body with a very thick, rocky, off-white head. Prominent smoke aroma; ash and charcoal. Rich malt flavor; charred grain and mild sweet chocolate; crisp bitterness. Light to medium bodied; clean; semi-dry finish.

A nice, rather robust and flavorful smoked dark ale. Here's a porter that good stand some more oomph in its body to truly make it better rounded. Additional flavors emerge with more sips: some vanilla mocha notes. All in all, not bad, but good stand a few improvements.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 02:43:43 | More by beergoot
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Gmann

New York

3.39/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep deep brown color with only the edges of the beer providing some light. The head is of moderate volumn but is dense and leaves some spotty lacing.

The aroma is of a milk stout. Milk sugars provide sweetness as well as a noticable caramel aroma. There is a hint of smoke if you are looking for it but gets hidden in the overall sweetness.

The taste is of a slight roast which is quickly over taken by a milky sugarness. Tons of caramel flavor as well. A bit cloying with these flavors. There is some smoke but its quite subtle. The beer reminds me of chocolate milk when you don't add nearly enough chocolate syrup.

Moderate feel with prickly carbonation. Sweet on the palate with a slight smoke bitterness in the finish.

A very one dimensional beer. Quite sweet with some chocolate notes and a hint of smoke. Needs more roasty and/or roasty flavors.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 00:29:02 | More by Gmann
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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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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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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.25 A: Black color. One finger of frothy tan head. Retention is about average and some irregular lacing is left.

3.5 S: Porcine and camp fire smokiness. A light graininess with moderate roastiness. On the drier side, but is mixed with caramel sweetness.

3.25 T: Roasty with hints of ash. Campfire smokiness, grain, an almost tanginess that may come from the smoked malt. Caramel sweetness just falls short of balancing out the roastiness. Could use a bit more refinement.

3.0 M: Lighter medium body. A bit more carbonation than I'd prefer. Lacking creaminess.

3.25 D: It's okay, but I wouldn't buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 01:06:56 | More by DavoleBomb
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CrazyDavros

Australia

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 08:29:04 | More by CrazyDavros
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Paid 3 bucks for the single. Into a stein.

A - A fairly deep black brown with just a 1/4 inch of mocha head that pulls back to a thick lace ring.
S - Fairly sweet maybe vanilla? Sweeter malts lead the roasty bite of the typical porter. Mild chocolate and cocoa notes as well.
T - Pretty good the sweeter chocolate malts with a touch of coffee leads acidic roasty malts in the finish. Maybe it's the hops but it has an herbal hint as well. Not bad.
M - Light to medium bodied, drinks very well for 8%.

Overall I have had better porters especially for under 3 dollars. Still for what its worth its not terrible...

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 03:50:52 | More by DrDemento456
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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
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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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metter98

New York

3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer appears jet black in color but has traces of brown visible near the edges of the glass when it is held up to the light. It poured with a thin tan head that instantly faded away, leaving some lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Very light aromas of smoked malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of dark malts along with notes of smoke and hints of coffee beans. A faint amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a good balance between the underlying porter and smoky flavors because neither dominates the overall taste.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 19:35:39 | More by metter98
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours an opaque yet clear very dark brown in color (approaching black) with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some cola brown highlights. The beer has a thin beige head that quickly reduces to a medium sized patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts with some lighter aromas of coffee. All of this is underneath a moderate to strong aroma of smoke.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of roasted malts with some lighter notes of coffee. Moderate flavors of smoked malts and smoke but it does not overpower. Light amounts of bitterness which fades pretty quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp upfront.

O: While the aromas of the smoke dominate, the flavors of the smoke are well integrated into the overall flavor of the beer and is it well balanced. Enjoyable and fairly easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 19:34:16 | More by dbrauneis
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt and smoke aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild smokey and roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is pretty tasty but a bit unrefined in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 21:14:28 | More by UCLABrewN84
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hackmann

Michigan

3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: dark murky cola like, no head from this bottle, little lacing with each sip but nothing stays on the glass. On the second bottle poured I might have gotten a quarter inch tan head with a tad more lacing. So, with more head you get more lacing? I'll have to bounce that one off my wife.

Nose: smoky wood for sure and it reminds me of light hickory smoke for this moment in time, mocha coffee is what I get after that

Flavors: wonderful coffee flavor for the coffee lover like me; dark roasted grains; a little dark chocolate bite;

Mouthfeel: short after taste, nothing seems to linger on the palate, slight bitterness on the finish, smooth on the delivery, low carbonation.

To the Point: A nice smoked porter. Not over smoked … not under smoked … seems just right to me. I personally like the coffee note. A fairly tasty porter overall but, do I want fairly tasty for 16 bucks a six pack. I do like it. If it was 9 bucks a six pack I am buy more.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 01:58:23 | More by hackmann
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DoubleJ

California

3.18/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

In a world where the name Arrogant Bastard is okayed to be labled on beer bottles, why not a beer named Ass Kicke...back back back....sser. Juvenile fun or creative marketing? Eh, leave it to the forums. On to the beer:

Black ink colored with a short head. Stringy lacing is produced and sticks briefly around the glass. The smell of smoked meat arises from the beer, and littler notes of dates, peat, and bits of dark chocolate. Good aromas, though not always in sync.

They put the smoked in smoked porter. Smoked malts are easy to find off the bat. Fruity notes at times. Charred fruit? The ABV is hidden well, and it's easy sailing. Or not. The overall flavor loses some of its lust and become a little less interesting. It's medium bodied, with an aftertaste a little charred and dry.

Starts off solid, but fizzled out to merely okay. I'll go past this next time.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 21:55:15 | More by DoubleJ
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TempeBeerMan

Arizona

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 05:33:50 | More by TempeBeerMan
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22oz brown bomber with no freshness date.

LOOK: Dark brown, ruby highlights, beautiful lacing

SMELL: Smoke, faintly cloying, mild roasty character, coffee, carob, wild berries

TASTE: Very smooth, medium bodied, mild smokiness throughout, roasty, slightly astringent, warming, fruity, yeasty

Not bad, a bit messy with the yeast and fruitiness. A bit more smoke and a bit more roasted character would fill in where this brew falls flat.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 02:18:57 | More by Jason
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oberon

North Carolina

3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My first beer from this left coast brewery.Poured a deep dark brown with some lighter brown highlights,a creamy one finger beige head atop.Aromas are really light,subdued smoke and chocolate come out but that's about it.Flavors of light smoke and a real defined woodiness,minor brown sugar-like sweetness comes thru in the finish.Eh it's ok but it's not overly complex,I will say the alcohol is held in check pretty well.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2012 22:01:08 | More by oberon
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle - $3.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Trots out a very dark brown body with a medium-sized, slowly collapsing, beige head. A few strays dots of lacing here and there.

Smell: Moderately roasty-scented malts with touches of coffee, slight earthy nuttiness, subdued smoke, raisins, and a little dog drool.

Taste: A malty mixture of roasted nuts, cola, mild coffee, a little chocolate powder, and even some sweet toffee. There's smoke here, but it's kinda subtle and well-balanced amongst the other components. Eventually, even a bit of hop character and bitterness pops in for a visit. Malty, scantly smoky finish with all of those earlier malt hints coming around again, but none of them overshadowing the next.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: It's not great, but it's pretty good and I liked it more than I had anticipated I would.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 18:58:09 | More by ChainGangGuy
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

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

Pours a one finger light brown head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Very dark brown color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Smokey nose and flavor is smokey chocolate. Almost a burnt chocolate finish. Higher ABV is hidden. $6.49 for a 22oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 22:12:56 | More by jdhilt
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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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MatthewWilde

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sample: 1 bottle 2012

A: Pitch black in color, pours a small light brown head, minimal internal carbonation, not translucent (of course)

S: Moderately fragrant, smoke, pepper, espresso, and light cocoa, some elements of vanilla

T: Begins with espresso and vanilla with traces of pepper, but finishes with a smoke flavor quite reminiscent of beef jerky, moderately flavorful, complex and unique

M: Quite smooth for an 8% porter, mild smoky/cocoa aftertaste, not drying, lingering, or overpowering on the palate

O: A unique and smooth porter, probably my favorite ass kisser, delicious and worth a try

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 01:59:14 | More by MatthewWilde
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biglite351

Pennsylvania

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...

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 11:18:51 | More by biglite351
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