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Great Lakes / Deschutes Class Of '88 Imperial Smoked Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

189 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 10
Gots: 14 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MikeCactusGordon on 05-20-2013)
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22 oz. bottle
snifter
$9.88 at the GLBC Gift Shop
Hand bottled and labeled

Well balanced with what you would expect from an Imp Porter...vanilla/coff/choc with a nice toasty/nutty thing going on. Dangerously drinkable. Smoke flavor was just a tad strong for what I like, but it wasn't overly abusive or anything. I would put this up there with Ballast Point's Victory at Sea in terms of quality, but that beer really is more "stout-ish"...this guy was lighter and easier to drink. I would probably recommend letting it sit for a couple months.

Very well done. I would seek this one out. I'm going to buy a few more and really give this a few tries over the next year.

Cheers! And a big thank you to two of my favorite breweries for putting this collaboration beer out there. Thank you!

05-20-2013 18:25:24 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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WelshBrewer

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4.39/5  rDev +12.3%

This is for the Deshutes version since there is not a beer review set up for it yet and it would not let me unless I have reviewed 20 beers.

A- Pours dark brown, almost non existent head.

S- Chocolate, A little heavy on the smokiness (may subside with aging).

T- Chocolate, lightly roasted malts, and balanced on the front. On the finish the smokiness comes through. Overall well balanced, tasty.

M- Medium bodied, slightly silky, very drinkable, decent carbonation on the mouth not in the visual.

O- This was a pretty nice beer from Deschutes and definitely did not disappoint. It had the qualities of a decently solid porter with a unique twist with the addition smokiness. Overall this was a very drinkable Porter, I did buy (8) 22's for the Cellar.

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S: The nose is super smoky with roasted malt, bacon, ham, and campfire. Awesome.

T: The beer starts out with a good bit of smoke right up front, but it is balanced well by a sweet milk chocolate base. As it moves to the middle the smoke and chocolate mingle well, with the sweeter aspects of the brew shining through. The finish is smooth and sweet with less smoke than the start.

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Great Lakes / Deschutes Class Of '88 Imperial Smoked Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.