Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by grub:
4.93/5 rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
pours nearly black, with a thin, dark head, that quickly fades to a ring around the glass.
the aroma is rich and roasty. espresso and dark chocolate. really inviting, can hardly wait to taste it.
taste is fantastic. deep bittersweet chocolate flavour, with some espresso. a bit of sweetness, but nothing sticky or unpleasant, the perfect balance to the roasty flavours.
body is full and tasty, but for some reason today it feels a bit thinner than what i remember from previous samples. i'm rating it based on this tasting, and not based on what i think i remember.
overall a fantastic porter. the few times i've had an "ed fitz" it's always fantastic, and i always look forward to the next.
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2006 01:47:32 | More by grub
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3.5/5 rDev -17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured around 60 degrees (F) into a chilled Weissen glass.
A - Two fingers of sticky tan head that hung around for a couple minutes, before settling into about a half-finger's worth with some lacing of the glass. Very dark brown, although the tiniest bit of light shines through when held up to a lamp, revealing clarity and a slight ruby tinge. No evident carbonation (besides the head).
S - roasty malt notes on the nose, but not very forward. I'm finding a weak nose to be a trend with the Great Lakes stuff.
T - Nice roasty malt character, with some hints of chocolate, black cherry, cola, and maybe a touch of coffee. Sweetness of a cola balanced with bitterness of dark chocolate or coffee. No hop presence.
M - a bit flabby. Medium to full bodied like whole milk, but I'm getting an aqueous impression (as though water was added). Little to no noticeable carbonation.
Very good, but the flavors seem a little disjoint and the mouthfeel is just ok. Not the most mind-expanding porter I've had lately.
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2014 23:54:42 | More by redearth329
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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