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Ass Kisser Smoked Porter - Ass Kisser Ales

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Ass Kisser Smoked Porter
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83
good

184 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 3
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ass Kisser Ales visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: champ103 on 03-25-2011

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Ratings: 184 | Reviews: 64
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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

Sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into a snifter. The beer pours a deep mahogany color with ruby highlights on the edges of the glass. 3 cm of beige foam builds up even with a gentle pour. Aroma is a bit of roasted malt but dominated by smoked meat and campfire ash. Not a robust aroma but clearly smokey.
The head has faded to a tightly packed edge layer and some wispy islands.
First sip reveals a light to average body with minimal, almost cask-like carbonation and a silky texture. Very enjoyable mouthfeel. Flavor is some caramel and dry baker's chocolate followed by smoked notes, with sausage and some dry ash taste on the finish. Not a robust flavor profile, but what I do find is enjoyable and keeps this sampling a positive experience.
No hints of the ABV or any hops to be found on this brew.
An enjoyable brew that is a good example of a smoke beer. Probably a little more accessible for the style than some of the aecht brews. GIve it a shot and possibly have some nice cheese and cracker combos with the beer.

Photo of jpd7374
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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.

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown brew with a light skim for a head, if any.

Dark roasted malt and wood smokiness that has that bacon edge -- a little Rauchbier in the nose, but not super strong.

Nice bitterness from dark roasted malt, with some richness and a little sweetness, tied to coffee and even dark chocolate. Sweet is slight, and bitter forces its way thru. And you get the light smoke on the palate. Alcohol is very well hidden -- scary.

Medium bodied, a little thinner than I wanted.

Nice brew. A very well balanced smoked porter. Not a ton of depth here in regard to flavor complexities, but what is present works.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Hopmodium
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of bonbini26
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Ryan011235
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Photo of Rekrule
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of OldTime
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of bcsbeer
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of JMBSH
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of WynnO
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of ckollias
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.

Photo of derkfromwi
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of AdamP
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Eriktheipaman
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.02/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

Photo of erosier
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

Photo of indiapaleale
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of DustinSWB
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Ass Kisser Smoked Porter from Ass Kisser Ales
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