Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Rhettbuck:
3.9/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Appearance - dark, not quite motor oil, as light does pass through,
Smell - one of the best aspects of this beer. strong notes of vanilla and carmel
Taste - good, but could be a tad better, its like a they took a really good porter and accidentally stirred in water,
Mouthfeel - the weakest point for this beer, the mouthfeel of the beer is like carbonated water, something did not go right with this
Drinkability - considering the price to flavor ratio, I would say this is a very drinkable beer. Its not to overwhelming or that is to say that you won't get filled up on this beer like you would with others.
Overall - a pretty good porter, a slight flaw in the taste, but otherwise a great beer for causal drinking, I'm quite happy with it.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2010 20:02:15 | More by Rhettbuck
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3.5/5 rDev -17.8%
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.
95 out of 100 based on 4,595 ratings.