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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

5,035 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 5,035
Reviews: 1,844
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 472
Gots: 392 | 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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Reviews by Osiris9588:
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Osiris9588

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle with a freshness date of 1/14/07, christened after the ship that sank in Lake Superior in 1975 and imortalized in the classic Gordon Lightfoot tune. It pours a nearly opaque black, with a glimmer of mahogany near the bottom of the pint. The head is tan and creamy, and gathers in a thick cap that extends above the lip of the glass, the lace is thick and coats nearly the entirety of the glass.

The aroma consists mainly of coffee and roasted malt, with a little cocoa and charred wood. The flavor follows the smell, but with many additional elements: molassas, vanilla, hops, butterscotch, and slight hints of dark fruit.

The mouth is full and complex, moving from a light, creamy wave capped by sweetness, to a bittersweet, semi-dry coffee/chocolate finish. It's an extremely well-rouned and drinkable stout, yet still offers pleny of flavor. One of the best American Porters in the land in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2006 04:19:31 | More by Osiris9588
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Kinger2425


3.75/5  rDev -12%

07-28-2014 07:22:11 | More by Kinger2425
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Caveworm

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this brew's got a 2 finger medium tan head, black body, and out-of-this-world lacing.

I smell roasted coffee, and chocolate. Suppose I'm in for a real treat.

Oh ya, this brew's taste is very similar. Also am picking up a lil bit of raisin flavor. What a full bodied, yet drinkable flavor!

Mouthfeel is actually not that of maple syrup. Only a very small amount of lingering elements are present with this brew.

Overall, an astonishing 4.25 for Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co. This is a great balanced brew

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2014 02:55:02 | More by Caveworm
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-27-2014 14:05:02 | More by wrightst
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-27-2014 01:39:44 | More by DrBier
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teleman

New York

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-27-2014 00:57:24 | More by teleman
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-26-2014 23:13:27 | More by SteveB3014
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Kentucky

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-26-2014 17:51:36 | More by PassMeAZima
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New York

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-26-2014 12:29:52 | More by Jaybirdbrew
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tjb27

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -12%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Tyecko

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle was poured into a nonic glass.

Appearance: A one finger mocha head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is dark brown black color with no vision of anything. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Roasted coffee, earthy, chocolate, smoke, stale ale, caramel

Taste: Definitely ash as the dominant flavor with chocolate, roasted coffee, caramel, bready malts, stale ale, and earthy notes.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, ashy bitterness, a little chewy, and low to medium carbonation.

Overall: Yeah, I can see why this is a highly coveted porter. Wish I had more, but I'm sure I'll see this beer again sometime in the near future.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 01:17:02 | More by Flounder57
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,035 ratings.