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Kassiks Smoked Imperial Stout

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Brewed by Kassiks Brewery
Style: Smoked
Kenai, Alaska USA

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Big, Bold, Intense classic Russian Imperial Stout with a nicely balanced smoke flavor.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hockeybeerguy (910) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance has a jet black colored body with a slim half finger white foamy head that dies drastically leaving no lacing in its wake. The smell has a deep dark smokiness that endures and powers entirely through the entire beer. Wow, I never thought any Double Stout could smell so smokey, anyways, as it warms, thereís some meatiness coming out kinda like a "rauchbier" but not too far in that direction and some light cocoa graces the edges of it to assist in balancing it out. The taste is once again the prevailing smokiness that adds a nice roasty edge to it with the meatiness coming out again through some earthiness; earthy yet malty and also a slight element of the meat coming back to its aftertaste; dry meaty finish. The palate sits about a medium on the mouth and tongue; not really sessionable. Carbonation seems fairly smooth nothing harsh. Overall, this is by Kassikís! Wow, hey, Iíd say this is probably their most complex brew Iíve had by them to date. Wow, and for the price, I will look into a couple more of these to send to my friends. I would have this again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (1877) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2014
From the 650 ml. bottle. This was a gift. It is a handsome looking dark brown to near black pour. The aroma is of dark malts, dark fruit sort of like cherry or even raisin and perhaps black licorice. The smoke is muted but I do pick some up. The body is medium to bold with a greasiness. The taste also has the dark malts and fruit character and the alcohol is a bit more noticeable in the taste than in the nose.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2039) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle from BeerKangaroo, thanks for the opportunity! Pours a solid black with a good sized but short lived tan head that quickly becomes a small cap on top. Aromaís of smoked wood or meat with a solid base of roast and caramel and hints of dark fruit. The flavor is a rich caramel and brown sugary roasted coffee malt base with bits of chocolate, fruit, and campfire wood. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a creamy velvety mouthfeel. This is a very nice beer, and it hides the abv fantastically! The smoke is subtle and adds a layer of complexity rather than overpowers like some other smoked stouts Iíve had.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2157) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle thanks to Mike. Peat,chocolate, roasted malts, subtle flavors, the smoke hides a lot.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Pitch black with robust creamy khaki head. Intense aroma of smoke, molasses, and black licorice. Big chewy mouthfeel with a warm alcohol mouthfeel and finish. Coating mouthfeel with a lingering smokey and dry cocoa bitter finish that stops just short of too much. Big arse beer that I wish I was drinking in the snow.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampesinoTino (726) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Bomber. Pours dark as an Alaskan winter with an inch of light brown foam and bubbles. Aroma is dominated by charred malt, smoked meat and burnt chocolate. The taste is naturally burnt and smoky upfront with an emphasis on beef jerky, roasted malt and bittersweet chocolate with a bit of molasses and licorice toward the end. Moderately thick and creamy body with medium carbonation and a dry, charred finish. Overall, a unique blend of RIS and smoked beer flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (2682) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared at Ryanís. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of lightly charred whiskey barrels. Flavors of smoke, oak and some chocolate and coffee. Viscous mouthfeel. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Black, deep cola highlights, large frothy tannish head, decent lacing.   Huge smokey nose, some smoked meat, but mainly charred wood, campfire, and plain ole smoke.   Perhaps a slight aspect of roasted, or burnt malts.   Moderately burnt malts on the tongue, light sweetness, a little meaty (yeah, like smoked meat), with some charred wood, campfire, and ash bringing up the backside.   Yeah, this one is smoked!   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes smokey, dark chocolate, ash, campfire, charred wood, and sweet smoked meat.   Not as robust as say Alaskan Smoked Porter, but its a good start.   Smokey without being overly burnt.   Good, just wished it had a little bit more body, or was more chewy.   Hopefully overtime this one develops into another great Alaska born smoked beer.   Definitely worth a try!


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
poisoneddwarf (1620) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Bomber. Pours inky black with a long-sustaining tan head; leaves some drippy lace. Aroma consists of smoked meats, tobacco, bread, anise, chocolate. Taste is sweet and smoky, finishing bitter. Smoke isnít extreme, just noticeable. Carbonation fairly soft, body full. Really tasty and a huge improvement over the last two smoked beers Iíve had recently.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (5929) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2013
22. Well, itís no ASP, but itís a pretty badass smoked black beer in its own right. Pours buh-lack with a dense and creamy burnt tan head. Lots of stringy sedimentary rings of lace. Big smoky campfire nose, salty, showing beef jerky. Pretty intensely dark. Some soy sauce. Creamy thick body with decent carb. Salty beef jerky and campfire mid palate. Long smoky worcestershire finish. Digging this. Worth another bottle.


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