Class Of '88 Imperial Smoked Porter | Deschutes Brewery

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Class Of '88 Imperial Smoked PorterClass Of '88 Imperial Smoked Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A quarter century ago a passion for craft brewing ignited across the country. Today, the founding breweries of 1988 have united to commemorate that seminal year with a special selection of beers. Every bottle is a portal to the renaissance of craft brewing. Each steeped in heritage and expert craftmanship. Enjoy this tribute to the class of '88.

From the brewers of the celebrated 'Black Butte Porter' and 'Edmund Fitzgerald Porter' comes this limited-run collaboration. Brewed with roasted and smoked malt for a rich chocolate aroma and subtle smoky flavor.

Added by John_M on 04-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
399
Reviews:
89
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
12.57%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
34
For Trade:
0
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3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a glass

Brown/purple liquid.

Khaki head; strong lace.

Smoked peat nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Smoked ham & peat flavor; like an easy drinking Islay scotch. Porter flavor is a bit understated but this is up my alley.

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3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.17/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed 2013 vintage bottle on 1/19/14 - best by 4/14
A: Dark brown, nearly black liquid. Just a ring of light tan head.
S: Smoke, slight bacon. Chocolate and some sweetness.
T: Subtle smoke, nice chocolate.
M: Not thick and chewy, but not fully thin either.
O: Nicely balanced easy drinker for how strong it is. I like it a lot. Nicely smoky and sweet.

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4.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wonderfully smokey aroma and flavor. Not overpowering but well blended with the complex roasted malt character. Dark fruits and molasses coupled with medium roast coffee and dark chocolate. A perfect marriage of sweet, roasted and smoked.

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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.47/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.34/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

it was delicious almost a year past its "best by" date. i can only imagine how good it would have been last year.

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3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.16/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.68/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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Class Of '88 Imperial Smoked Porter from Deschutes Brewery
3.74 out of 5 based on 399 ratings.
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