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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

5,010 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 5,010
Reviews: 1,842
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 469
Gots: 387 | FT: 20
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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CoSMoSYS

Michigan

4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This pours a deep black with a slight crimson hue at the bottom of the glass. The head was a decent sized one with a tan color that disappears quite quickly with absolutely no lacing to speak of.

The only thing that I could detect was grand milk chocolate and the malt. Is it also possible to smell the graininess of a drink?

Sweet sweet chocolate and roasted malt. A very well balanced porter. Best I have ever had. I pick up on the hops with is perfectly placed and the aftertaste is all chocolate.

Smooth yet grainy. The thickness is just perfect. Definitely a sipper on a cold snowy night.

Excellent porter, like I previously stated...best I have ever had in my short time in the craft beer world. I loved the lore that is the Edmund Fitzgerald, "The lake it is said, never gives up her dead...", and I love this porter.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2008 20:17:44 | More by CoSMoSYS
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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,010 ratings.