Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by micromaniac129:
4.38/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I've recently heard about this beer in the local paper so while visiting the Blue Dog I picked one up.
Well, this beer pours with a great tan head, dark brown in color. When held up to a light I can barely see through it.
Good head rentention, very good actually and excellent lacing.
Rich malts provide a complex aroma. I can pick out cofee and espresso and chocolate from the roasted malts.
This porter is smooth and rich in flavor, what you smell is what you get baby.
Coffee and espresso up front with a nice chocolate finish.
A good cooking beer for stews and chili.
Drink well my friends
Serving type: bottle
09-29-2010 01:22:23 | More by micromaniac129
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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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