Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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4.75/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Thanks to Akorsak for hooking me up with this beer. This is an excellent Porter! I love it! Then again, I am a huge fan of the Porter style. Served in a pint glass starting near room temp. I highly recommend letting Porters in general (this one included) warm up when you pull them from the fridge.
Appearance: Pours a beautiful opaque and almost black with slight hints of chocolate, a nice light brown head with decent retention and noteworthy lacing.
Smell: Immediately the smell of perfectly roasted malts and chocolate fill the nose, there is also a hint of espresso and a dark deep sweetness (cherry-like). Extremely enticing.
Taste: Can you get any better than exceptional! It is the prefect degree of roasted without being burnt and the perfect degree of sweet yet dry with a perfect, slightly coffee bitter that balances this masterpiece to near perfection. The layers of flavor is deep. The toasted malts, the fruit and the toffee, caramel, and the molasses and on and on. The finish was a very pleasant sweet twangy dry! I'm flabbergasted!
Mouthfeel & Drinkability: Rich and full! Creamy. It has a slight thin spot in the middle but then it is revealingly light in the stomach. Making this one hell of drinkable Porter. I highly recommend. I am going to seek out a case of this next. I love sessionable porters!!!
Hope this is helpful.
Serving type: bottle
12-22-2006 00:43:09 | More by Phatz
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