1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald PorterGreat Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,024 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5,024
Reviews: 1,843
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 472
Gots: 389 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 5,024 | Reviews: 1,843 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by SometimesIfart:
Photo of SometimesIfart
SometimesIfart

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I have been contemplating getting this beer ever since I had gotten into craft beers. And at long last, I finally get to try it!. Poured from a bottle into a lager glass. Pours the darkest brown I have ever seen from a beer, with a quarter finger worth of tan head. The head seemingly only half forms at first, but comes through in the end. Leaves a decent amount of lacing, mostly in the bottom of the glass. Smells of dark fruits, slight vanilla, toasted malt, toasted caramel, and slight coffee. The taste hits you with a strong coffee flavor upfront, followed by a hit of burnt malt and dark fruit. Finishes with a medium bitterness. The mouthfeel bring a ton of dark cherry into the equasion, and adds an even heavier bitterness. Reminded me of a Dunkel. Overall, this was a good porter, but I wouldn't choose it over Gonzo.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2012 03:48:59 | More by SometimesIfart
More User Reviews:
Photo of tjb27
tjb27

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-26-2014 06:04:02 | More by tjb27
Photo of chip26
chip26

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-26-2014 05:54:51 | More by chip26
Photo of ReadingRambler
ReadingRambler

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-26-2014 00:15:52 | More by ReadingRambler
Photo of denver10
denver10

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-25-2014 23:48:14 | More by denver10
Photo of cultclassic89
cultclassic89

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-25-2014 21:04:25 | More by cultclassic89
Photo of Tyecko
Tyecko

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-25-2014 16:26:57 | More by Tyecko
Photo of Jimbo321
Jimbo321

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-25-2014 15:33:22 | More by Jimbo321
Photo of WI-Beer-Man
WI-Beer-Man

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-25-2014 03:50:39 | More by WI-Beer-Man
Photo of Flounder57
Flounder57

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
Photo of DustinYetman
DustinYetman

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

07-24-2014 23:38:31 | More by DustinYetman
Photo of Jhoover33
Jhoover33

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +17.4%

07-24-2014 03:20:53 | More by Jhoover33
Photo of Wtf_is_a_bob
Wtf_is_a_bob


5/5  rDev +17.4%

07-23-2014 22:55:05 | More by Wtf_is_a_bob
Photo of DamienI
DamienI

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-23-2014 20:36:01 | More by DamienI
Photo of Narthax
Narthax

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-23-2014 19:07:48 | More by Narthax
Photo of thufflife
thufflife

Missouri

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-23-2014 15:53:56 | More by thufflife
Photo of Beer_4_brains
Beer_4_brains

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +17.4%

07-23-2014 01:56:53 | More by Beer_4_brains
Photo of zachrotc
zachrotc

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-22-2014 23:57:47 | More by zachrotc
Photo of DTSweet
DTSweet


4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-22-2014 22:59:19 | More by DTSweet
Photo of huysmans
huysmans

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-22-2014 22:06:22 | More by huysmans
Photo of Trashville
Trashville

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-22-2014 19:27:45 | More by Trashville
Photo of John_Beeryman
John_Beeryman

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

07-22-2014 18:59:36 | More by John_Beeryman
Photo of nicholas2121
nicholas2121

Ohio

4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great Lakes d Edmund Fitzgerald Porter brewed by Great Lakes Brewing Co. This brew has an Abv of 5.8. Edmund Fitzgerald pours out a nice dark brown color with a thick light brown head.
The smell is rich with sweetness and some grains. You also pick up on some bitterness in this brew. The taste is rich at first with some bitterness at the end. This is a real nice balance brew. There is nothing over powering in this brew. The mouthfeel is nice. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4.5 out of 5. I would get this brew again.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 03:35:11 | More by nicholas2121
Photo of jcugafsu
jcugafsu

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -12%

07-22-2014 02:26:11 | More by jcugafsu
Photo of Hrodebert
Hrodebert

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-22-2014 02:05:37 | More by Hrodebert
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,024 ratings.