Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mcintire78:
3.85/5 rDev -9.8%
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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3.5/5 rDev -18%
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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