Great Lakes / Deschutes Class Of '88 Imperial Smoked Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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4.2/5 rDev +7.4%
1 PINT, 6 FLUID OUNCE bottle
Served in a snifter
A - It pours like used motor oil. It is thick and black. I got less than an inch of mocha head.
S - The aroma consists of chocolate and smoke.
T - The initial taste was loaded with smoke, but it gave way to the chocolate flavor. Subsequent tastes where more on the chocolate side. The smoke was still there but more subtle than that initial blast.
M - Velvety smooth
O - I had this fresh on tap at the brewery when I bought it. After a few months the bottle has less smoke than the fresh draft had. I like this more subtle bottled version better. This is a delicious porter from some guys who know how to make porters.
11-24-2013 20:17:13 | More by buschbeer
4.16/5 rDev +6.4%
Growler from Joe Canal. Pours dark brown with a long lasting, foamy, beige head. Aroma is of smoked malt with hints of chocolate and dark fruit. Body is full and smooth. Taste is of smoked malt, chocolate, vanilla, wood and some dry fruit. Finish is long, bitter-sweet. Delicious brew.
09-29-2013 21:03:43 | More by mikeg67
4.03/5 rDev +3.1%
11 oz pour into a goblet. From last nights notes.
A: Pours a clear dark brown appearing almost black in the glass. White head on top that is somewhat quick to dissipate. Leaves spots of lacing on the side of the glass.
S: Smokiness comes through well dominating the aroma. Bit of dark fruits and roastiness from the malt.
T: As with the aroma, there is a strong smokiness to this beer. Roasted malts really compliment the smoke. Chocolate malts are in there too and come out nicely as it warms.
M: Medium body with a bit more creaminess than your average porter. Finish is smooth and alcohol well hidden.
Overall I'm glad I've been able to have this porter a couple times now. Two of the best porter brewers collaborated on an excellent beer here. With the added complexity of the smoke flavor, this is a great blend.
09-15-2013 14:42:08 | More by CloudStrife
Great Lakes / Deschutes Class Of '88 Imperial Smoked Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.