Deschutes Brewery & Great Lakes Brewing Co. | Beer: American Porter | Beer Advocate Score: 85 Abv: 9.1%
'Black Butte' from Deschutes and 'Edmund Fitzgerald' from Great Lakes are my two favorite porters on the entire planet, probably. The breweries came together and created a phenomenal brew dubbed Class Of '88 Imperial Smoked Porter, and because we know great things come from '88 (hint: me), it's not a surprise that this big-bottled beer is phenomenal. Not overly smoky, but rich with chocolate aromas, caramel tones, and maltiness. Since it's a limited run, I suggest grabbing a few
to share with your friends and family during the holidays ---one for left hand, other for right.