Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by MJR:
4.38/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Pours a deep, dark brown with some red highlights. Above it's clear body, forms a creamy tan head. It quickly shrinks down to a small cap and leaves a bit of lace.
Smell: The aroma is full of roasted barley and coffee. I detect a bit of chocolate, but it's a distant second. There's a faint hop aroma present as well.
Taste: Bittersweet, with a huge shot of roasted malts and coffee. Once it opens up, some chocolate and burnt caramel are noticable. There's a good, firm bitterness that gets stronger towards the end, where a Cascade hop flavor washes it all down. Finishes dry, roasted, and bitter.
Mouthfeel: This is this beer's only weak point: it's a bit too thin. I'll be the first to admit that I like my porters thick and chewy, so I'd like to see some more residual sugars in the body. The finish is quite nice though, as it's nice and dry.
Drinkability: This is a damn good porter, but I can't help but wish the body was a bit thicker. None-the-less, I could put back a few of these anytime.
Many thanks to 'Realale' for lugging this brew back from Michigan for me!
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2003 13:39:28 | More by MJR
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3.5/5 rDev -18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured around 60 degrees (F) into a chilled Weissen glass.
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).
S - roasty malt notes on the nose, but not very forward. I'm finding a weak nose to be a trend with the Great Lakes stuff.
T - Nice roasty malt character, with some hints of chocolate, black cherry, cola, and maybe a touch of coffee. Sweetness of a cola balanced with bitterness of dark chocolate or coffee. No hop presence.
M - a bit flabby. Medium to full bodied like whole milk, but I'm getting an aqueous impression (as though water was added). Little to no noticeable carbonation.
Very good, but the flavors seem a little disjoint and the mouthfeel is just ok. Not the most mind-expanding porter I've had lately.
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2014 23:54:42 | More by redearth329
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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