Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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4.47/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5
Edmund Fitzgerald is damn near opaque, dark brown in color. The enduring beige crown consists of a nice-looking blend of large and tiny bubbles, and delivers a critical mass of lacing all the way to the last sip. Perfectly-melded aromas of roasted malt, chocolate and a slight woody note really pull me in.
Similar flavor profile: semi-sweet chocolate, excellent roasty notes, medium caramel malt, some vanilla, and just enough hop bitterness (and flavor) to keep things in check. This beer is textbook balance, "like a squirrel on a telephone line," as Ray Hudson would say.
Intermediate carbonation combined with a slightly too-thin body doesn't quite reach optimal fullness, which is literally my only complaint with this excellent beer. A light coffee aftertaste lingers for a bit and makes me keep coming back. My first beer from Great Lakes has set the bar high. This outstanding offering almost tops Founders Porter as best of the style in my book.
Serving type: bottle
06-17-2010 02:17:51 | More by dpasotti
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