Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by nhindian:
4.1/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle poured into a Perfect Pint
A - Pours a dark brown, nearly black steady stream. Can see some traces of brown around the edges but the middle of the body is flat black. Builds around a 1.5 fingered-head that reduces to a cap in a few minutes. Minimal amount of lacing left from the head as I drink.
S - Nose is of light, roasted coffee mixed with some bittersweet cocoa. Definitely get some toasted barley and some earthy tones to really add to the depth of this beer. Just get a hint of alcohol creeping from behind the rest.
T - The taste is predominantly chocolate with a rush of coffee in the aftertaste. Not overwhelming in the least and goes down quite easily. Sneaking in the back is some bitter hops, but are quickly balanced by the malts and alcohol. Alcohol is present but doesn't distract or hinder. After the alcohol and bitterness fades away, it leaves a bit of a watery taste in the mouth.
M - For such a dark beer, it is actually fairly light. Not very thick and the pleasant taste doesn't need to be chewed through. Even with the blackness, I can still see a steady stream of carbonation that feels good on the palate.
D - A very easy to drink beer and could easily be a gateway into the more robust beers and styles. A great flavor and light feel has me drinking this beer a bit faster than I have anticipated and it's a good thing that Great Lakes delivers these in 6-packs as this could easily be drank for an entire evening. Fantastic.
Serving type: bottle
10-23-2010 22:24:44 | More by nhindian
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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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