Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4,587 | Reviews: 1,824 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by jampics2:
4.58/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
A nice sized mug clubber sized mug delivered to me with a smile by my GLBC waiter.
A black beer with cappuchino head is alluring, almost irresistable. Looks great to me!
Smells like smooth mocah. Just a touch of hops. Luke, brewmaster extraordinare of Great Lakes, let me know that this is the one beer they find actually scores better as it ages. This keg is actually a few months old, so some of the mild hops you'll get from a fresher batch have left the building.
Taste is exceptional. Touch of sweet malt is laced with cocoa powder, coffee, and a touch of vanilla sweetness in the finish. This is truly world class.
Perfect carb on this from the taps at GLBC. Creamy and nice consistency in the body.
Sessionable like none other. I've had pours, bottles, and kegs of this. One of my favorite beers in the world - nice way to spend a Saturday, drinking this from the source.
Serving type: on-tap
12-17-2009 16:02:52 | More by jampics2
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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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