Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Gushue3:
4.08/5 rDev -4.4%
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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3.89/5 rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle poured into goblet glass
A: Big sticky lookin’ body, rich shade of coal. Little bit’a carbonation can be seen sneaking up the sides of the goblet. Completely opaque, sporting almost no head. Agitation brings about a silver toned froth.
S: Dark chocolate, bitter, coffee, a lot of anise, big roasted-chocolate malts with notes of caramel, very robust nose, some wood/rooty profile, wet earth, a refined musty aroma, polished mahogany.
T: Big roasted malt right upfront, forward mouth fluctuates between roasty and hoppy, with bitterness accentuated by the tingle of the carbonation. Caramel is in attendance with subtle notes of fig and date. Earthy birch flanks the smoky malt, which is dank. Picking up a cola syrupy-sweet outline, could be the malt or a combination of multiple elements. Middle dark-chocolate filling is juxtaposed to a coffee bean bitter finish.
M: Lighter than it looks, still with medium body – not as crewy as the appearance lets on. Little bit of a coating on the mouth afterwards, sweet and smoky, stout-y.
O: Ehhh, pretty good. Not my favorite porter, but a combination of some pleasing properties. Nice ability to drink, doesn’t strike me as too heavy or filling. Reminds me of a double, without the fruity funk. I guess I’m more of a stout guy, I just wish it were chewier and bigger. Very enjoyable overall.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 03:26:52 | More by ZagZagg
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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