Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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4.75/5 rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
I picked up a growler of this at the Party Source in Bellevue Kentucky. This is the only liquor store I know of where you can buy growlers of craft beer from a tap setup. A cool concept and something I'd like to see more frequently.
Being from Cleveland, the Edmund Fitzgerald is one of my favorite beers, and one that I've had on a number of occasions.
The beer poured essentially black with a bit of ruby showing at the bottom of the glass. A thick tan head formed and receded to form a thin cap. As I drank the beer a fine latticework of lace was left on the glass. Truly a looker.
The aroma reminded me a bit of powdered cocoa.
The taste was wonderful: bittersweet chocolate and coffee intertwined with hoppiness that is present, but doesn't over assert itself. Finish was dry, with a pleasant charred bitterness.
The mounthfeel was excellent. The body was medium, just what I would expect for the style, with a moderate level of carbonation.
The drinkability of this beer was unbelievable. I thought the balanced flavor was perfect and my glass was empty in no time.
Serving type: growler
06-02-2005 00:17:54 | More by maggotbrain
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