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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald PorterGreat Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,126 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 5,126
Reviews: 1,850
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 475
Gots: 425 | FT: 21
Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-09-2001)
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.14/5  rDev -2.8%

Pours a deep black with a very faint hit of dark brown along the edges. Tan colored head that mellows out to a thin span across the top of the beer leaving very little lacing on the way down. Initial smell is heavy chocolate and roasted malts, kind of had to coax it out. After the beer warmed up a bit and the glass was swirled, I started to get heavier notes of sweetness from the malts as well as some rich and milky smells. Incredible.

The taste is wonderful. First sip gives a huge roasted malt flavor up front, with a bit of a carbonation snap to it. After a little bit, more flavors start to develop: burnt campfire wood, nuttiness, sweet coffee beans, roasted grains. At the end of the sip, out comes an ever-so-slight yet still very noticeable bite from the hops, to finish the beer off with a nice floral touch. Honestly, the bitterness from the hops at the end, along with the malts and the sweetness of the chocolate is incredible - very nearly perfect in balance. Slightly creamy, but a little thin for what I was expecting.

Lovely porter, here. Great balance, great drinkability, and overall just a great beer. Anyone looking for a top-of-the-line porter should look no further (unless they haven't already had Founders Porter). Great price, easy to find, and more than enough to fulfill your dark and roasted malty needs. Give this one a shot and thank me later.

10-18-2012 11:48:47 | More by tectactoe
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LukeLorence


5/5  rDev +17.4%

08-20-2014 04:15:49 | More by LukeLorence
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Kyle_Hanson

North Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-19-2014 21:32:37 | More by Kyle_Hanson
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shiggins22

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-18-2014 19:53:57 | More by shiggins22
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Alszok


4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-18-2014 15:17:54 | More by Alszok
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KingStephenR

New York

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

08-18-2014 01:07:38 | More by KingStephenR
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kotzbauerm

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-17-2014 21:05:52 | More by kotzbauerm
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hoosier222002

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-17-2014 20:42:53 | More by hoosier222002
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SonictheBeerhog

New York

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

08-17-2014 05:59:11 | More by SonictheBeerhog
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jkocan4


5/5  rDev +17.4%

08-17-2014 04:52:12 | More by jkocan4
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TheBeerdedCharmer

New York

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

08-17-2014 04:01:06 | More by TheBeerdedCharmer
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-17-2014 00:26:49 | More by aking32753
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12%

08-16-2014 20:42:50 | More by cfadams17
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shiznit7

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-16-2014 04:57:37 | More by shiznit7
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AndyCowles75

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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thereal_adam

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

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Indiana

4.6/5  rDev +8%

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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle conveyed to me from a non BA-member. Sampled on August 15, 2014.

A deep dark brown-reddish pour greets my eyes with a lingering tan head up top.

That aroma is what a Porter should be all about with its milk chocolate and smoky malt quality and more subtle and mellow earthy hop note.

Medium body, which is better than many in its class.

Like the aroma the milk chocolate takes center stage in the flavor and a nice smoky goodness to enhance it further. Mildly dry finish. A highly recommended Porter.

08-15-2014 21:56:22 | More by puboflyons
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GeorgeCarroll

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-15-2014 19:41:29 | More by GeorgeCarroll
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Grodd87

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Pennsylvania

3.12/5  rDev -26.8%

08-13-2014 20:45:28 | More by Scott_Thomas
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

08-13-2014 18:23:14 | More by MarkCcheshire
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4.7/5  rDev +10.3%

08-13-2014 18:21:18 | More by KevChiTown
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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,126 ratings.