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Day #124 – Ass Kisser Porter Pounder

May 4, 2011

Happy Cinco de Mayo! I am going to put off my festivities for one day and will feature a Mexican lager tomorrow, as I am headed to a beer tasting tonight and want to feature a beer that will be opened there.

Ass Kisser Porter Pounder

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What an odd name from an odd company!

Ass Kisser Ales came into existence last year. It started off as an enigma, for as I was looking into them last year I noticed they had posted the same mailing address as the Rahr & Sons Brewery. I soon found out that AKA had made a contract with Rahr to where Rahr would brew their beers onsite and AKA would market and sell them under their name. There was some indication of a falling out between the two at one point, but with the release of AKA’s second beer, the tensions seem to be abated.

This beer is classified as a Smoked beer which is a lesser reviewed style for me. Also since it is technically brewed at Rahr this makes it a Texas Beer! The ABV sits at 8.03%. How precise.

Wow so this is the last beer of the night for me, and we’ve already gone through a crapload of beer. I’ll try to post a picture of the tasting later.

The appearance is clear yet reddish brown and dark. It also forms a solid off-white color.

The aroma is quite smoky and beefy. One whiff of this and your stomach will growl. There is a large chocolate malt aroma also. Smells pretty nice.

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Flavor is roasted malts, dry bitter and a dark bakers chocolate. It finishes fairly roasty. Ok I’m down with this.

Cheers!

Here’s what’s sitting on the counter after tonight…

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And there’s still more sitting on the table!

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