Deschutes & Great Lakes Brewing Collaboration “Class of ’88 Imperial Smoked Porter”


From a couple breweries with distinguished porters in their repertoire comes this big bad boy. To celebrate their 25th anniversary, a single beer just wouldn’t suffice so we got a lineup, and next at bat is an Imperial Smoked Porter packing 9.1 ABV that hides it well, really well. It’s a heavyweight that looks like a middleweight, perhaps by wearing a girdle. In this case, the smoke is the girdle of flavour. The malts carry over the smoke so as to only let wisps catch your palate.

Run, don’t walk to a store near you to pick this one up.

IBU: 50
ABV: 9.1
My Rating: 6/5 (It’s my website, I’ll do as I please)

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