Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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4.75/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
You want to hear spooky? In 1975 I was 13 years old and living near where the Edmund Fitzgerald went down. Everyone talked about it. And I share the same name as one of the twenty-nine men who went down with her. I get a chill every time I hear her name. This brew is a fine tribute to all the hard-working people who crew the boats of the Great Lakes. I thank Great Lakes Brewing Co. for doing such a masterful job on this beer (and Gordon Lightfoot for such a hauntingly respectful song in their memory). On the 30th anniversary of her loss, I opened my first bottle of Edmund Fitzgerald Porter.
Pours almost black with brown around the edges. A 1" tan head drops to a spotty film and leaves some lace.
Smell is rich with roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee, toffee, smoke, and peat. Excellent balance and complexity.
Taste follows through with the same flavors: roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee, toffee, smoke, and peat and just a hint of alcohol. And it only gets better as it warms.
A medium+ body and lighter effervescence. This is a great beer. Get some and enjoy it. I wouldn't even share this it is so good.
Serving type: bottle
11-13-2005 03:44:42 | More by PorterLambic
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