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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald PorterGreat Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,039 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 5,039
Reviews: 1,844
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 470
Gots: 393 | 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)
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busterthecat

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a SA perfect pint glass. Best by date of 11/30/11.

A- Pours a rich dark amber from bottle that sits a very dark brown hue. A very big light mocha head forms before residing to a good capping. Good filmy lacing.

S- Chocolate and coffee upfront. Pretty good aroma. Could be stronger and have more depth.

T- Bittersweet chocolate all over the palate. There is some bitter zest. A very light smoke on the back end. Good.

M- Starts medium bodied then thins out. Stays wet through entire taste and finish. There is a lingering tang on the palate.

O- A good porter overall. Could have more depth and a fuller feel. Glad I tried, but wouldn't go out of my way for it.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2011 03:31:30 | More by busterthecat
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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

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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

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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,039 ratings.