Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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3.78/5 rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I was drinking this beer during the Chicago Bears and Seattle playoff game. Go Bears!
I poured this into an 11oz mug. It poured a rather transparent dark brown. It looked like a really dark brown ale. The head was a tan color that formed a strong lacing.
This had a roasted aroma - kind of coffee like. There wasn't much to it.
The taste was a little thin. It tasted much better as it warmed up a bit. It had a standard roasted porter taste. Most of the flavors are on the subdued side. It had a light bitterness and smoky flavor. Don't get me wrong it was good quality, just not standout-ish.
M/F: a little thin for a porter. It started off with a carbonated bite but then finished a little flat.
Drinkability: It has a decent drinkability, probably due to its light flavor.
Conclusion: the memory of this beer will be favorable only because the Bears beat the Seahawks. This was more like a sessional porter. I easily drank a six-pack during the game. I would reach for this if I wanted a non-sipping porter.
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2011 16:27:38 | More by LacquerHead
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