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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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buschbeer

Ohio

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
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

11-24-2013 00:54:09 | More by SadMachine
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jason_nwx

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

11-18-2013 18:01:03 | More by jason_nwx
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SaxmanRick

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

10-30-2013 02:22:30 | More by SaxmanRick
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-28-2013 01:06:28 | More by hollywood_15063
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-22-2013 23:01:49 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-20-2013 17:52:35 | More by iL0VEbeer
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DanGeo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-19-2013 12:12:25 | More by DanGeo
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Fr0stb1te

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-19-2013 02:12:11 | More by Fr0stb1te
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-16-2013 22:28:22 | More by EgadBananas
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

10-15-2013 14:53:08 | More by WVbeergeek
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billab914

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-14-2013 20:11:38 | More by billab914
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

10-08-2013 11:18:40 | More by Cynic-ale
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Alkey

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

10-06-2013 23:48:40 | More by Alkey
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moodyxc9

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

10-06-2013 22:23:54 | More by moodyxc9
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mattsucks

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

10-06-2013 15:41:38 | More by mattsucks
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nrbw23

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

10-04-2013 16:44:37 | More by nrbw23
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-04-2013 15:22:11 | More by KJ2013
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mikeg67

New Jersey

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
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Punisher

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

09-28-2013 02:21:50 | More by Punisher
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

09-22-2013 20:32:54 | More by qcbrewer
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.3%

09-17-2013 02:33:43 | More by Tyrawlings
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Agentveba

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%

09-15-2013 19:30:37 | More by Agentveba
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CloudStrife

New York

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
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -48.8%

09-13-2013 01:12:24 | More by brez8791
Great Lakes / Deschutes Class Of '88 Imperial Smoked Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.