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Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Brewing Co.
2017 Barrel Aged Imperial Smoked Porter

Category: Flavored Porter

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Great Lakes Brewing Co.
2017 Barrel Aged Imperial Smoked Porter

Category: Flavored Porter

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9%
Bright bronze color. Smoky, inviting aromas and flavors of smoked jerky and woods, toasted pumpernickel with smoked cheddar and onion marmalade, and band-aid with hint of iodine with a chewy, vibrant, finely carbonated, bittersweet medium-to-full body and a warming, intricate, long finish with notes of artisan dark chocolate, dulce du leche, grilled radicchio, and mixed peppercorns finish. A powerfully delicious smoked porter with a wonderful waves of flavor.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Rich & Heavy & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: smoked jerky and woods, toasted pumpernickel with smoked cheddar and onion marmalade, and Band-Aid with hint of iodine
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of artisan dark chocolate, dulce du leche, grilled radicchio, and mixed peppercorns
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Shepherd’s Pie, Skirt Steak with Mole, Beef Stroganoff
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A powerfully delicious smoked porter with a wonderful waves of flavor.

The Producer

Great Lakes Brewing Co.

The Producer
2516 Market St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
USA
1 216-771-4404

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Flavored Porter

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Serve in a Nonic Pint Glass
Flavored porters are brown to dark brown and average between 5.5-8.5% in alcohol with variations depending on the interpretation of the style. They can be sweet or dry and commonly derive their flavor from dark fruits, coffee, and chocolate added during the brewing process in addition to the standard malt, hops, yeast and water. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Caldera Mogli Imperial Porter, Kona Pipeline Porter and Rogue Mocha Porter.

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