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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald PorterGreat Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

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95
world-class

4,587 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 4587
Reviews: 1824
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%


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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Gushue3

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into Jacks Abby pint. Best before 11/13/12

A Pours dark brown into the glass and has a ~2 finger tan head. The head stays around for quite a while and the body is very dark brown and is dark brown/red when held to the light. The head is is still there and is foamy, had gone pretty much nowhere.

S Pretty sweet. Sweet dark fruits, some chocolate and a light roast.

T Nice dark roasted malts, slight mild roast coffee and some sweet chocolate round out the taste. Everything works well with one another and doesn't stand out too far further than the other. I found a tiny bit of dark fruit toward the end but definitely in the back seat.

M Medium feel with lower carbonation, seems to fit the beer quite nicely. Really nice feel for the ABV, not too heavy where I want to sip it but not too thin to ruin my porter experience.

O Really nice porter, everything was pretty nice. This is a great off the shelf beer that I would drink all the time if distributed here.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 00:29:14 | More by Gushue3
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A - Two fingers of sticky tan head that hung around for a couple minutes, before settling into about a half-finger's worth with some lacing of the glass. Very dark brown, although the tiniest bit of light shines through when held up to a lamp, revealing clarity and a slight ruby tinge. No evident carbonation (besides the head).

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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 4,587 ratings.