Kassiks Brewery Reviews




bhensonb
3.3
Kassiks Morning Wood IPA
Tap at Sea Galley in Anchorage. Pours quite dark, almost brown, with a beige head. Aroma is malty. Med body. Flavor is more malt than hop. Quite unusual.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

canddw
3.2
Kassiks Whalerís Wheat
Pours amber clear, medium carbonation, no head. Light wheat and fresh hay nose. Light grass, sweet wheat taste, fairly generic. Light bitter medium finish. Fizzy palate. Pleasantly refreshing when well cold.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

CObiased
2.6
Kassiks Morning Wood IPA
Bomber - it pours an iced tea color - a clear golden brown with a med off white head. The aroma is very bready - sweet, malty and notes of grain. English IPA style - malty, simple one dimensional hop and med body.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

GenDV138
3.5
Kassiks Smoked Russian Imperial Stout
Bottle at the Local DC Tasting. Black with light tan head. Aromas of caramel, malt, oak, tobacco. Tastes of dark chocolate, roasty notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
Friday, July 15, 2016

BVery
2.7
Kassiks Morning Wood IPA
Bomber from a store in Skagway. Brassy orange pour with a small soapy head. English style malts, not really my deal.
Friday, July 15, 2016

Iphonephan
3.1
Kassiks Dolly Varden Nut Brown
From a bomber. Pours a clear mahogany with an ecru head. Malty nose. Flavors of toast and caramel. Light, dry finish.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

solidfunk
3.6
Kassiks Smoked Russian Imperial Stout
Lots of smoke indeed. Black pour. Dark chocolate and some caramel. Decent. Bottle shared at tasting.
Monday, July 11, 2016

Travlr
3.7
Kassiks Smoked Russian Imperial Stout
Bottle. Clear brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of burnt brownies and burnt toast. Taste is campfire and burning chocolate things.. Tasty.
Sunday, July 10, 2016

baraciisch
3.8
Kassiks Chocolate Cherry Stout
Dark black in color... Aroma of chocolate, cherry, roasted malts... Flavor is cherry chocolate candy, berry notes throughout... Solid stout ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, June 05, 2016

Iphonephan
3.4
Kassiks Morning Wood IPA
On draft at the Wildflower in Talkeetna. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of grapefruit and pine resin. Bitter finish.
Saturday, June 04, 2016

Iphonephan
3.5
Kassiks Moose Point Porter
On draft at the Wildflower Cafe in Talkeetna. Pours black with a tan head. Light toasted nose. Flavors of leather and coffee. Crisp roast finish. Pleasant
Saturday, June 04, 2016

BuckeyeBoy
2.9
Kassiks Big Nutz Imperial Brown
22oz bottle thanks to Steve. Pours out brown topped with a small tan head. Nose is cardboard old hops and a rich malt. Taste is more of the old hops rich malts. Past the prime.
Saturday, May 28, 2016

furthur
3.5
Kassiks Spiced Cream Ale
Bottle, medium amber beer, decent white head faded, good lace. Aroma malt, cinnamon, vanilla, hint of banana. Taste is cinnamon, malt, vanilla, banana, hint of ginger burn, spice bitter finish. Palate is pretty smooth, carbonation moderate.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

furthur
3.8
Kassiks Roughneck Stout
Bottle, black beer, almond head, good lace. Aroma chocolate, dark malts, molasses, toast. Taste is chocolate, coffee, vanilla, cookies. Palate is good on this, carbonation subdued. This is better than I thought it would be. Nice balance, good sweetness, and dry finish. This is nice.
Monday, April 18, 2016

djd07
3.2
Kassiks Smoked Russian Imperial Stout
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.
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Duchammer
3.2
Kassiks Morning Wood IPA
Bottle: hazy Amber with tan head. Floral and peppery notes with Carmel notes. Moderate earthy bitterness and nice Carmel toffee notes.
Monday, February 08, 2016

jbruner
3.9
Kassiks Buffalo Head Barley Wine
Bottle thanks to trade with AKandy! Pours a cloudy golden brown from the bomber with bubbly tan head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of big sweet caramel malt and earthy notes. Taste follows, bit more towards the malt, big boozy notes. Really nice for the style, well done.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

jcwattsrugger
3.3
Kassiks Chocolate Cherry Stout
Trade with SHIG. Interesting beer in a 22oz bottle. Tan-black. A-chocolate-dk malt, earthy, some chalky. T-chocolate-dk malt (with a following astringency as it warms), chalky, hint of cherry. Down to a 2.8 warm. Water chemistry?
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Travlr
4.1
Kassiks Statny Statny (Barrel Aged)
Draft at AK BW fest 2016. Jet black color, dark brown head with goood retention and lacing. Aroma has espresso, vanilla, licorice, coffee. Taste is rich and roasty coffee and chocolate, more vanilla. Delicious.
Sunday, January 24, 2016

Travlr
3.3
Kassiks Beaver Tail Blonde Ale
Clear pale yellow color, fluffy white head. Aroma of white pepper and lemon. Taste has lemon and pepper. Easy drinking.
Sunday, January 24, 2016

BeerandBlues2
3.4
Kassiks Whalerís Wheat
Draught at GABBF. Pours hazy gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is earthy wheat malt, lemon notes and citrus hops. Flavor is earthy wheat malt, lightly tart lemon, light citrus hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

BeerandBlues2
3
Kassiks Beaver Tail Blonde Ale
Draught at GABBF. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. At is cereal and meal malt with faint earthy hops. Flavor is cereal and meal malt with faint earthy hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

furthur
3.9
Kassiks Buffalo Head Barley Wine
GABBF draft. Almost black, no head. Aroma raisin, toast, vanilla. Taste raisin, toast, vanilla, faint coffee. Palate rich and thick, carb almost gone.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

furthur
4
Kassiks Statny Statny (Barrel Aged)
GABBF draft. Black, walnut head. Aroma dark fruit, molasses, vanilla. Taste molasses, plums, licorice, cookies and vanilla, coffee. Sweet but good! Pale rich and smooth.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

BeerandBlues2
3.6
Kassiks Statny Statny (Barrel Aged)
Draught at GABBF. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, coffee notes, licorice, prunes, molasses and figs. Flavor is lightly smoked roast malt, chocolate and coffee notes, prunes, licorice, molasses, spicy Bourbon, vanilla and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

BeerandBlues2
3.4
Kassiks Buffalo Head Barley Wine
Draught at GABBF. Pours opaque brown with a small, frothy beige head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is spicy alcohol, caramel and cookie malt, dates and figs with cherries and earthy hops. Flavor is sweet caramel and cookie malt, spicy alcohol, vanilla, dates, figs, light earthy hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Friday, January 22, 2016

BeerandBlues2
3.6
Kassiks Dolly Varden Nut Brown
Draught at GABBF. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is nutty and bready malt, toast notes, dates and earthy hops. Flavor is nutty and toast malt, dates, light earthy hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Friday, January 22, 2016

BeerandBlues2
3.1
Kassiks Morning Wood IPA
Bottle in my hotel room, Anchorage, AK. Pours hazy amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is herbal, earthy and fruity hops, light meal malt and apple esters. Flavor is moderate fruity and floral hops and bitterness, cereal and meal malt with apple esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

jgb9348
3.4
Kassiks Buffalo Head Barley Wine
Deep brown coloured body, very cloudy, with a bright ruby glow when held up to the light and a thinnish, single centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of oak, vanilla, toffee, nuts, caramel, alcohol and bunches and loads of pit fruits. Medium to Full-bodied; Very strong alcohol and metallic burn up front with a more sedate chocolate, raisin, fig, earth, oak, vanilla, bourbon and even some light hops in the flavour. Aftertaste is quite complex with the alcohol burn and malt by far the strongest flavours. But, some vanilla and especially the sweetness from the pit fruits starts to overlap on the burn, but the palate and flavour are less than ideal, especially with my aging of the bottle. Overall, a decent barley wine at best; Perhaps I was expecting a bit too much, but even after the aging of the bottle and getting it from a nice brewery way up North, this didnít turn out the way I had hoped. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from La Bodega in Anchorage, Alaska on 04-October-2013 for US$14,50 sampled at home in Washington as it starts to get slightly chilly here on 06-December-2015. Date on Bottle: 19-February-2013 // Purchased Date: 04-October-2013 // Sampled Date: 06-December-2015, Listed on Bottle at 2013 Vintage at 13,0% ABV
Sunday, December 06, 2015

BillKismet
3.4
Kassiks Roughneck Stout
This one was described as an oatmeal stout. Black body, mocha cream head. Lovely aromas of oatmeal, roasted barley, and coffee intermingling above the glass. Smooth roasty body with healthy coffee notes, and a creamy mouthfeel. A touch of black patent on the finish.
Thursday, October 22, 2015

luttonm
3.3
Kassiks Morning Wood IPA
Bottle in Seattle, picked up by my brother in AK. Dark clear brown, caramel. Fruity malt aroma, some soft pine. Creamy smooth caramel and amber malt. Solid, but low hop balance.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Ernest
3.1
Kassiks Smoked Russian Imperial Stout
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. Itís a bit husky and dirty as with the Roughneck, but itís less obtrusive here thanks to the hiding/masking powers of such a big brew. Not quite enjoyable, but drinkable.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Ernest
2.8
Kassiks Roughneck Stout
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, unsweetened chocolate, husks), with a hint of vanilla. 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. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Simple with kinda rough malt, and a bit too tart for my tastes too. Ok but fairly clunky.
Monday, September 14, 2015

Ernest
2.2
Kassiks Morning Wood IPA
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is medium to dark amber. Aroma is lightly malty (caramel, grain), lightly hoppy (apricot), with notes of butter, wort, taffy, plastic, vegetables. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, unclean. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Quite poor...lots of off notes (not fully fermented, diacetyl, etc.) and overly sweet and syrupy. Nice apperance but thatís about it.
Monday, September 07, 2015

SHIG
3.1
Kassiks Whalerís Wheat
Draft: Poured golden with creamy white head. Aroma is very wheat. Taste is grain and wheat light bitter.
Friday, July 17, 2015

Blairgus
3.5
Kassiks Morning Wood IPA
9 July 2015, tap. Amber, clear, steady bubbles. Nose is cotton candy and pink grapefruit citrus. Ned body and mildly fizzy. A little toasty malt , pink grapefruit, caramel malt. Ok.
Thursday, July 09, 2015

MrTipple
3.2
Kassiks Dolly Varden Nut Brown
Aroma: bread and grain malts, some caramel and chocolate. Appearance: dark brown, medium, creamy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: intense toasted malts, some bread and grain too, light chocolate, soft carbonation, lightly dry finish. Overall: OK Brown Ale, nothing too spectacular though. Bottle from Safeway, Seward.
Friday, June 26, 2015

MrTipple
3.4
Kassiks Morning Wood IPA
Aroma: floral hops, some grass, some pine. Appearance: clear gold, creamy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters intensify, grass, pine and floral hops again, turns bitter. Overall: nice IPA, quite on the floral / grassy side. Bottle from gas station, Girdwood.
Friday, June 26, 2015

rondphoto
3
Kassiks Beaver Tail Blonde Ale
on tap @ Humpyís / Anchorage Ak --- Hazy light golden amber color, white head cover, cobwebs of lace. Taste is brisk, somewhat bitter malt that moves with no change to a swallow full of carbonation and medium pine hops. An easy-going blonde on steroids that somehow works anyway.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

rondphoto
3.3
Kassiks Morning Wood IPA
on tap @ Prospectorís / Denai Natíl Park AK --- Clear bright copper color, solid white head cover, thick bands of lace. Taste is caramel malt that grows through the swallow to a finish that has enough hops to balance, but hardly enough to qualify to be called an IPA. Actually, a solid brew, but of questionable heritage.
Sunday, June 14, 2015

rondphoto
3.5
Kassiks Dolly Varden Nut Brown
on tap @ Prospectorís / Denali Natíl Park AK --- Clear dark amber color with a long-lasting off-white head, sheets of lace. Nice looking along with a good malt aroma. Taste is sweet caramel malt that stays true to the openers until light hops enter in a relatively short finish. A really nice, simple, Nut Brown Ale. Recommended.
Sunday, June 14, 2015

fiulijn
4.1
Kassiks Smoked Russian Imperial Stout
Tasting at Mattís
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.

Monday, June 08, 2015

Oakes
4
Kassiks Smoked Russian Imperial Stout
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.
Sunday, June 07, 2015

Ferris
3.6
Kassiks Smoked Russian Imperial Stout
Bottle - Lots of smoke and roast malts with some chocolate. Jet brown with a light brown head. Sweet smokey and lots more smoke. Nice.
Wednesday, June 03, 2015

mcberko
3.1
Kassiks Smoked Russian Imperial Stout
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.
Wednesday, June 03, 2015

furthur
3.2
Kassiks Moose Point Porter
Bottle, nearly opaque beer, decent tan head fades, ok lace. Aroma is coffee, cocoa, faint metal, smoke. Taste is chocolate, coffee, cola. Palate a little light, carbonation a bit heavy.
Sunday, May 31, 2015

djd07
3.2
Kassiks Roughneck Stout
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with medium beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is dark chocolate and roast. Medium mouth, very sweet, chocolate malt, roast, lingering dry finish, good.
Thursday, May 28, 2015

BeerBaboon
3.7
Kassiks Smoked Russian Imperial Stout
Pours black with beige head. Aroma is roasted, smoke and licorice. Flavor is roasted, licorice, coffee, smoke, medium to heavy bitter and medium sweet.
Thursday, May 28, 2015

furthur
3.9
Kassiks Statny Statny
Bottle, opaque deep brown, graham cracker colored head, some lace. Aroma is metal, coffee, smoke, licorice, prunes. Flavor is molasses, licorice, coffee, cookies, toasted barley, burnt sugar, booze. Palate is rich and thick, carbonation nicely subdued and soft. This starts quite sweet, then transitions to licorice, and finishes nearly dry. Thereís a citrus rind astringency in the back of the throat like a DIPA. I think a couple of years in the cellar would do this good. This isnít bad, in fact I think itís better than thier smoked RIS. Reminds me of berserker (maybe I need to crack one of those again).
Thursday, April 02, 2015

thorongil2
3.5
Kassiks Smoked Russian Imperial Stout
(bottle) clear dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of smoked fruit, dried fruit; balanced flavour, bit smoky, with somewheat dry and bitter finish
Monday, March 23, 2015