Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by demcorhip:
4.28/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A nice looking porter. Black, although not completely opaque, nice ruby toned highlights near the edges when backlit. A finger of tan head formed on the pour, and settled into a decent collar of lace.
Caramel nougat and pleasant espresso roasted notes. A touch of lactic sourness as well. A touch of leafy and earthy hops also present. Very nice aroma.
Nice stuff. Whole grains, and the caramel nougat and roasted notes present. The malt profile is bang on and the malt components work great together. Been after this one for years, and was glad to finally score it. Was worth the wait, and when it rains it pours, a beer buddy managed to score some too. A slight sourness leads into a more acrid and roasted flavour with a whiff of smoke.
Nice mouthfeel. Slightly creamy, quite smooth, almost medium bodied. Roasted malts and a touch of sourness play off the richer malts quite nicely. Hops take the backseat and let the other ingredients shine.
Quite drinkable, although not something i would attempt sessioning. Then again i might feel differently come fall or winter. Paired nicely with the aged gouda and crackers. Will enjoy revisiting this tasty porter. Worthy of its reputaiton.
Serving type: bottle
06-20-2010 22:32:50 | More by demcorhip
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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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