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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald PorterGreat Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

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95
world-class

4,605 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 4605
Reviews: 1824
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%


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)
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #32 (Sep 2009):

Brewed in memory of the sunken freighter Edmund Fitzgerald.

Nearly all the way black with some ruby highlights. Smells of one of those $5 iced chocolaty espresso concoctions. Rolling smoothness adds to the drinkability. Medium, chewy body with rich tones of caramels, creamed coffee and dark chocolate. Hops keep an even keel with the malt, yet never become too sharp, with an herbal flavor that fades to citrus. Dry, chocolate-cookie finish.

It's a split decision whether it would go better with a rich German chocolate cake or a crock of braised short ribs; either way, this is one choice American Porter.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2010 19:05:36 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12oz brown with a drink before date clearly marked.

Appearance: Black with burnt garnet hues ... dense rocky lace crawls all over the glass.

Smell: Caramelized sugar and rich chocolate in the nose.

Taste: Medium to full in body with a fat chewy malty mouth feel up front, a rich undertone of caramel fills a creamed coffee / chocolate flavour. Hop bitterness leaves a tingle on the tongue and helps to quell the sweetness. More hop character comes though and leaves a leafy / faded citrus taste. There is an almost brownie dry finish to the brew ... yum!

Notes: The brewers of GLBC can not do any wrong, an eye-filling brew. This is the proper way to craft a traditional porter ... drink and learn.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2002 00:39:48 | More by Jason
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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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