Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by demcorhip:
4.28/5 rDev +0.5%
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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