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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 241   ABV: 8.03%
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The Ass Kisser Porter Pounder is a dark, rich balanced ale that is smooth and yet structured with light coffee and mocha aromas. The subtle smoky aroma lures your palate to sip through the dark tan head. Enjoy with grilled and spiced foods. Formerly brewed at Rahr (at 8.03%).


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaymobrown (1617) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Got a four pack of this on Lawrence in Chicago. Reminded more of a chocolate stout rather than a smoked porter. Would like to have had more smoked flavors throughout, but it had what it says: mocha and coffee. Very smooth mouthfeel and a nice dark look. Smelled sweet. A bit high in price at $17, but worth it. Probably wouldn’t buy again at that price.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (4694) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2012
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear mahogany brown body under a small fizzy beige head that retained as a thin film. The nose is quite nice and pretty smoky, much better than I was expecting actually. Nice campfire like quality to the smoke with some chocolaty and lightly roasted malts. The flavor is a little less aggressive on the smoke than the aroma, but still the dominant character. Again, very campfire like and natural tasting smokiness. Chocolate malt backs up the rauch and keeps the sweetness in check. Some lingering burnt notes. Mouthfeel is maybe a touch thin for my taste, but it’s not watery by a long shot. Fizzy moderate carbonation. Not a bad Smoked Porter, not among the best like Alaskan’s, but I didn’t have a problem finishing a bottle.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (3452) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Smoke aroma, with light coffee notes. Clear garnet brown, thin tan head, minimal lacing. Substantially smoky, but not to rauchbier levels. Tree bark and soil also present. Campfire smoke and twigs finish. Somewhat astringent, filmy mouthfeel. It must be me, but I’m finding I don’t like smoked porters very much.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (7801) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2012
multiple bottles. begins as a fairly benign semi-sweet caramel / toffee / cola-flavored malt showcase with mild touches of charred wood and liquid smoke, but as it warms the yeast begins to show it’s effect: meaty, wood-soaked grape juice and paint. medium-light body; chewy and goopy, low acid, medium-low bitterness; coating malt syrup finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Dark brown with a short lived fluffy tan head. Aroma and taste of roasted grain milk chocolate smoke and light wood. Medium bodied slightly oily palate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scubatrip (596) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2012
From the bottle. pours dark with an off white head, nice lacing. Aroma is smokey and malty, very earthy, Taste is not overpowering. Smooth, oak chips, malts, earthy. Not bad.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Edtorrey (26) - Alabama, USA - DEC 31, 2011
I like a smoky malty porter. I really liked this porter. A sweet after taste, mild bitterness without being hoppy. Recommended. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onslow (1102) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Pour from a 22 oz bottle.Dark brew with small tan head. Lighter aroma of coffee, burnt grains. Taste is sweet malts, roasted malts, hints of coffee and chocolate, a little ash. Finishes with a llttle ash, smoke, and bitter, though the final aftertaste is sweet and burnt. Nice palate and mouthfeel.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Pours a very dark brown with an off white head. Aroma is like a campfire with very bitter coffee notes. Sweet flavor. Palate is like licking charcoal, some coffee notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2012
Name: Smoked Porter
Date: May 03, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: opaque dark brown, big frothy beige head, lots of drippy lace
Aroma: huge smokey and roasted aroma, dry chocolate, just a hint of sweetness
Flavor: rich dry chocolate flavor, lots of smoke, earthy and dry
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4


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