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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark, dark brown-black, but not completely opaque, this beer pours with almost no head. Just a subtle tan film bubbles up. No real lacing.

S - Mostly chocolate and roasted malt notes, with a subtle note of char. Some hints of wood, reminiscent of barrel aged beer. Alcohol is defined and sharp.

T - Opens with a big hit of molasses, toasted bread and chocolate, with a nice line of woody smoke flavor. On the negative is a slight rubber note, like band aids, that comes in on the back. Light hints of vanilla linger.

M - Brisk carbonation and a light feel, overall, make this easy enough to drink.

O - I'm torn on this one. I like the porter base, and the wood and smoke notes are actually quite pleasant, but the hint of rubber dampens my enthusiasm.

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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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