Great Lakes / Deschutes Class Of '88 Imperial Smoked Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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3.45/5 rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Great Lakes Smoked Porter
Wasn't a big fan of this... While it had a perfect amount of smoke taste, there's was an unusual 'band aid smell' type taste' like old rubber was used to brew it. Drinkable and all... However, I may keep a bottle unopened just cause I would almost rather have the keepsake than the sub par taste~
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2014 04:35:51 | More by BrewUSA
4.21/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Great Lakes/Deschutes Class of '88: Imperial Smoked Porter, 9% ABV.
Nearly solid black, peeking out crimson edges, under a lush, creamy coco-toned head.
Smoked malt pops out into the nose first. Someone's frying up the bacon. Hearty malt aromatics hold on to the bottom. Cocoa, caramel, toffee delights at the tip of this cornucopia.
Taste: rich and roasty malt flavor holds court, a big blend of dark malt flavors, with the smoked malt as cream on top. Full bodied. Low hop bitterness. Long, luxurious finish. Creamy and smooth, despite would could be perceived as an extreme flavor. Alcohol isn't felt until…whoop, there it is.
This was one of the porters among the line-up for the StoutFest 2013 event we held back in early November, and once again, I'm grabbing a glass before it's gone. This is one style that divides people. A lot of folks loved, others found it way too smokey for them. If that's the case, probably any smoke is too much. I think it's just right. I like this one big time.
Go ahead and get yourself a bomber. You deserve it.
Serving type: on-tap
12-25-2013 04:01:30 | More by feloniousmonk
3.36/5 rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Appearance: Poured brown-amber with ribbons of amber showing through – not opaque. Tan head quickly settled and dissipated. Very bubbly with loads of sediment floating.
Aroma: Campfire and leather.
Taste: more smoke, more leather. Balanced and bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Slick and heavy.
Overall: While many brewers would appreciate nuance and complexity, I feel it would be the half full pitcher at the end of the pizza party.
Serving type: bottle
12-21-2013 01:34:29 | More by MrBoz21
Great Lakes / Deschutes Class Of '88 Imperial Smoked Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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