Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by bobhits:
4.5/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
I hate reviewing without the beer in front of me, but lets do this!
Served on tap at Beer Trappe and served in a funky pint glass.
Dark brown that's opaque and black in my glass. Beer trappe doesn't over due the head but it's got a nice head all considered. Not much lacing but again not poured in a way to do that. Looks dark and thicker than most of the style.
Smell of chocolate, hops, and burnt malt. Really a good combo.
Dark chocolate, burnt malt, all in a pretty hoppy porter. This beer is amazing. The sweetness from the malt is so amazingly balanced by hops and chocolate bitterness.
This beer feels thicker than it is. It has great carbonation that creates a creamy body and lets you enjoy just sipping it.
As great as it is to sip this work of art, it also is really drinkable. No alcohol effect and at 5.5% that's what should happen. It's just amazing how you could drink 4-5 of these or just savor one over the course of a night.
Bottom line is this is the best porter I've had by a mile. The fact this has that much flavor and isn't an imperial is just amazing. Those loving the Weihephaner hefe for having flavor of low alcohol well rejoice as this beer puts that one to shame!
Serving type: on-tap
10-09-2010 21:41:47 | More by bobhits
More User Reviews:
4.49/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bottle to Glass
Appearance - Poured a dark brown/black colour. Had a two finger light tan head
Smell - Huge amounts of coffee, dark and milk chocolate. An amazing smelling beer
Taste - Just like the smell, lots of coffee, a good amount of chocolate as well
Overall - An truly amazing porter. The best porter I have had
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 01:12:21 | More by Dna_Infinity
4.25/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this brew's got a 2 finger medium tan head, black body, and out-of-this-world lacing.
I smell roasted coffee, and chocolate. Suppose I'm in for a real treat.
Oh ya, this brew's taste is very similar. Also am picking up a lil bit of raisin flavor. What a full bodied, yet drinkable flavor!
Mouthfeel is actually not that of maple syrup. Only a very small amount of lingering elements are present with this brew.
Overall, an astonishing 4.25 for Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co. This is a great balanced brew
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 02:55:02 | More by Caveworm
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,049 ratings.