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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3.89/5 rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle poured into goblet glass
A: Big sticky lookin’ body, rich shade of coal. Little bit’a carbonation can be seen sneaking up the sides of the goblet. Completely opaque, sporting almost no head. Agitation brings about a silver toned froth.
S: Dark chocolate, bitter, coffee, a lot of anise, big roasted-chocolate malts with notes of caramel, very robust nose, some wood/rooty profile, wet earth, a refined musty aroma, polished mahogany.
T: Big roasted malt right upfront, forward mouth fluctuates between roasty and hoppy, with bitterness accentuated by the tingle of the carbonation. Caramel is in attendance with subtle notes of fig and date. Earthy birch flanks the smoky malt, which is dank. Picking up a cola syrupy-sweet outline, could be the malt or a combination of multiple elements. Middle dark-chocolate filling is juxtaposed to a coffee bean bitter finish.
M: Lighter than it looks, still with medium body – not as crewy as the appearance lets on. Little bit of a coating on the mouth afterwards, sweet and smoky, stout-y.
O: Ehhh, pretty good. Not my favorite porter, but a combination of some pleasing properties. Nice ability to drink, doesn’t strike me as too heavy or filling. Reminds me of a double, without the fruity funk. I guess I’m more of a stout guy, I just wish it were chewier and bigger. Very enjoyable overall.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 03:26:52 | More by ZagZagg
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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