Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by alysmith4:
District of Columbia
3.45/5 rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Was eager to try a Great Lakes beer, so when a friend ordered one of these at a local DC bar, I told her I wanted half. Was pretty impressed. Had an above average look and smell, definitely a good looking porter. Taste was of coffee and chocolate, with some earthy toffee notes. Mouthfeel was just average. I'd have this beer again, either for dessert or as a session beer.
Serving type: on-tap
03-09-2010 20:56:20 | More by alysmith4
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3.89/5 rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle poured into goblet glass
A: Big sticky lookin’ body, rich shade of coal. Little bit’a carbonation can be seen sneaking up the sides of the goblet. Completely opaque, sporting almost no head. Agitation brings about a silver toned froth.
S: Dark chocolate, bitter, coffee, a lot of anise, big roasted-chocolate malts with notes of caramel, very robust nose, some wood/rooty profile, wet earth, a refined musty aroma, polished mahogany.
T: Big roasted malt right upfront, forward mouth fluctuates between roasty and hoppy, with bitterness accentuated by the tingle of the carbonation. Caramel is in attendance with subtle notes of fig and date. Earthy birch flanks the smoky malt, which is dank. Picking up a cola syrupy-sweet outline, could be the malt or a combination of multiple elements. Middle dark-chocolate filling is juxtaposed to a coffee bean bitter finish.
M: Lighter than it looks, still with medium body – not as crewy as the appearance lets on. Little bit of a coating on the mouth afterwards, sweet and smoky, stout-y.
O: Ehhh, pretty good. Not my favorite porter, but a combination of some pleasing properties. Nice ability to drink, doesn’t strike me as too heavy or filling. Reminds me of a double, without the fruity funk. I guess I’m more of a stout guy, I just wish it were chewier and bigger. Very enjoyable overall.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 03:26:52 | More by ZagZagg
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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