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

BA SCORE
86
very good
198 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Great Lakes / Deschutes Class Of '88 Imperial Smoked PorterGreat Lakes / Deschutes Class Of '88 Imperial Smoked Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
greatlakesbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BT_Bobandy on 05-20-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
198
Reviews:
38
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.98%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
12
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 198 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of StoutItOutLoud
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of WesMantooth
2.92/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

With all due respect, not good. Someone else mentioned something about being brewed with old rubber. That is spot on. Smells like a ball of rubber bands. I admit, my expectations were high given that these 2 breweries make some of the best porters in existence, but this is a big miss in my opinion. It does taste better than it smells (thank God) but nothing that would make me buy it again. In fact, I would probably turn it down for free. I am being objective when I say that it is a stretch to rate this as "OK", which is shocking. Looks like I am being harder on it than everyone else maybe? Just baffled. Maybe I had a bad bottle...

 638 characters

Photo of monkeybeerbelly
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Matthew607
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of thelung
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Evarigan
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of masterofsparks
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Wukk
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Knoxrb12
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of beerme626
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of little_star
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of superdoopersauce
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of CaptDavyJones
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of beersdmf17
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of QuakeAttack
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Lukass
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jaqo4
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of BamfBacon
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Porter
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of ClePaul
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Great Lakes Smoked Porter

Look 8/10
Smell 17/20
Taste 29/40
Feel 8/10
Drinkability 15/20

Overall 77/100

Wasn't a big fan of this... While it had a perfect amount of smoke taste, there's was an unusual 'band aid smell' type taste' like old rubber was used to brew it. Drinkable and all... However, I may keep a bottle unopened just cause I would almost rather have the keepsake than the sub par taste~

 404 characters

Photo of PatrickKlopfenstein
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Lynn
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Great Lakes / Deschutes Class Of '88 Imperial Smoked Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
3.84 out of 5 based on 198 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe