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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald PorterGreat Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,006 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 5,006
Reviews: 1,842
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 469
Gots: 387 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-09-2001)
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mcintire78

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep brown to black with a small, one finger head, that dissipates slowly at first, but lingers at the end. A small amount of carbonation and very little lacing.

S: Strong smell of roasted coffee beans up front, no hoppiness to speak of.

T: A very balanced first taste that moves into a kind of burnt malty finish. Not nearly as unpleasant as it sounds.

M: Very smooth, especially up front. Not much carbonation and very little hop finish.

D: High. Not overwhelmingly good, but better than I remember it being the first time around. Very smooth, almost velvety, with no overwhelming chocolate or coffee flavors (although strong coffee smells). A great example of what honestly isn't my favorite style.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 03:18:17 | More by mcintire78
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Great Lakes d Edmund Fitzgerald Porter brewed by Great Lakes Brewing Co. This brew has an Abv of 5.8. Edmund Fitzgerald pours out a nice dark brown color with a thick light brown head.
The smell is rich with sweetness and some grains. You also pick up on some bitterness in this brew. The taste is rich at first with some bitterness at the end. This is a real nice balance brew. There is nothing over powering in this brew. The mouthfeel is nice. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4.5 out of 5. I would get this brew again.

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Oh.

Em.

Gee.

This is absolutely the best porter I have ever had. I was lucky enough to spot a single at my local supermarket after scoring some SN Summerfest (I got a tip from another BA here that I might enjoy that pils, but I digress...)

This stuff pours out like a creamy cola, just less carbonated. Smells roasty without a hint of "burnt." Taste follows the nose, and my eyes actually rolled up in my head a little when I got my first sip of this. Very creamy without being thick. Smooth finish, making me want another sip right away.

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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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