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Brewed by Kassiks Brewery
Style: Smoked
Kenai, Alaska USA

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Big, Bold, Intense classic Russian Imperial Stout with a nicely balanced smoke flavor.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6241) - 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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6112) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (5800) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3566) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle: Poured a thick black oil with tan light brown head. Aroma is smoke and malts. Taste is a smoke burnt forward but subsides to bring in a roasted maltiness.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maxwelldeux (3551) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours a near black color with a moderate brown head on it. Nose is extremely smokey to the point of almost meat like. Taste is very roasty with a huge amount of smoke to it. Too smokey to work well as a drinkable beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3187) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2293) - 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 (2253) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle thanks to Mike. Peat,chocolate, roasted malts, subtle flavors, the smoke hides a lot.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2121) - 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.


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