Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Roke87:
4.65/5 rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12oz. bottle slightly chilled and poured into a Duvel tulip
Best before: 10/01/11
Appearance- Pours a dark black, but then turns into brown lining once held up to a light. Average pour yields about a finger and a half of fluffy tan coloured head that somewhat quickly dissipates to a tiny bubbly top and a nice mocha ring around the glass, leaving minimal to no lacing throughout till finish.
Smell- Nothing really out of the ordinary for this porter, you get that usual roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate aroma in there right away with a sweet caramel smell coming through as well. The nose was enjoyable, well balanced and a nice strong aroma.
Taste- Very similar to the smells and a very well balanced and complex porter, I am getting a bitter coffee taste right off the bat, with the bakers’ chocolate/powder cocoa coming through next, and finishes with a nice roasted malt and sweet caramel mix, very enjoyable.
Mouthfeel- Definitely not a light bodied porter, personally I would say it is more on the medium end of the scale, not thick at all but it has a nice creamy porter feel to it, with a mild carbonation as well.
Overall- I really liked this porter to be honest, I didn’t know what to really expect with such a high rating here on BA and the somewhat hype surrounding it, but I was pleasantly surprised. I think it really deserves its rating as it has a nice creamy medium mouth feel to it where other porters I have tried are much more watery. The aromas and tastes are spot on for a porter, the latter being very well balanced. Overall a very enjoyable porter and I will be searching this one out again, maybe pick up a six other than just a single bottle this time.
Serving type: bottle
08-14-2011 04:47:49 | More by Roke87
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