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Brewed by Kassiks Brewery
Style: Smoked
Kenai, Alaska USA

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Big, Bold, Intense classic Russian Imperial Stout with a nicely balanced smoke flavor.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (18390) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
Tasting at Matt’s
Black color, small beige head. Strong aroma of charred wood, with hints of chocolate, tobacco, spices, leather (8.5). Smooth mouthfeel, nice dark caramel and some dark chocolate flavor, moderately sweet, moderately smoked, with nice leather character.
Excellent balanced beer with multiple layers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (14884) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
Got the bottle at Ted Stephens Airport, where they have a shop with a bunch of Alaskan craft beverages you can buy to take on the plane. Dark brown, lots of smoke, with some fairly rich molassesy malts. A fairly rich brew, nice balance, and a sweet smokey character.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (12896) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small light brown head. Aroma is quite highly smoked, with peaty notes, ash tray and light roasted malt. Flavour is prominent on the peaty smoke, with medium roast and sludgy smoky notes. A bit murky and muffled, but decently executed. Not overly pleasant, but decent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (11034) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle - Lots of smoke and roast malts with some chocolate. Jet brown with a light brown head. Sweet smokey and lots more smoke. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (8764) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong smoke, roast, wood, ash. Medium mouth, strong ash, smoke, bourbon, wood, light finish, good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7404) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2013
22. Well, it’s no ASP, but it’s 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (7204) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is black (non-opaque, flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, dark chocolate), with notes of smoke (mostly campfire-ish, only slight smoked meat character), alcohol, and plastic. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly husky, slightly unclean. Medium to full body, watery/syrupy/velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. This one has a fairly simple aroma, but the smoke is assertive, especially for an American brewery. It’s a bit husky and dirty as with the Roughneck, but it’s less obtrusive here thanks to the hiding/masking powers of such a big brew. Not quite enjoyable, but drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6636) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Clear black color/ tan head. Smoked meat, alderwood, dark roasted malt aromas. Rich, hearty flavors of smoked almonds, campfire char, black roasted malts, with a milk chocolate sweetness. very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6599) - 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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6049) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Leather smoke darker chocolate and roast. Black pour tan head. Flavors of salted meaty smoked jerky leather some dark chocolate roasted malts. Lingering smokey finish. Body is maybe a tad thin. Interesting beer.


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