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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

5,025 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 5,025
Reviews: 1,843
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 472
Gots: 389 | 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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ElderBeagle

Maryland

4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful dark ruby brown color. Nice toffee colored head which recedes quickly

Smells like big roasted coffee with a hint of vanilla sweetness.

Not really that sweet in the taste. Big roasted malt then a big coffee bitterness, but does leave a sweet aftertaste. Also a bit of chocolate (dark) in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is big and bold with prickly carbonation. Leaves a syrupy film in the mouth.

Overall this is one of the best porters. Not overly sweet like many in the style, but I also wish it were a bit more complex. But hell that's just me being nitpicky. This is an all around great beer and worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 16:13:47 | More by ElderBeagle
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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,025 ratings.