Monday, April 7, 2014
Deschutes Brewery - Great Lakes Brewing Co. Class of '88 Imperial Smoked Porter
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Deschutes Brewery - Great Lakes Brewing Co. Class of '88 Imperial Smoked Porter.
From the Deschutes Brewery website: “We've teamed up with another porter brewmaster — Great Lakes Brewing Co.of the famed Edmund Fitzgerald Porter — to create a very special porter for the Class of '88.
This Imperial Smoked Porter is brewed with both roasted and smoked malt that delivers not only a subtle smoky flavor but a rich, chocolaty aroma. Enjoy every layer of porter craftsmanship from this limited-run collaboration.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours very dark brown, nearly black with a small mocha colored head and spotty lacing.
Aroma: Smoke scent is WAY up front with touches of chocolate, toffee and caramel in the background.
Taste: Roasted and smokey malts up front with slight chocolate malts in there.
Overall: I’m glad I got to try the Deschutes Brewery - Great Lakes Brewing Co. Class of '88 Imperial Smoked Porter. The 9.1% ABV hits at the end…not boozy at all. Although this isn’t something I’d seek out I’d certainly recommend this to those who enjoy smoked or Rauchbiers.
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