Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by rickyleepotts:
4.1/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
The first time I had this beer was in Ohio. We were in town for a concert, and had some time to kill. It was actually on Thanksgiving, if I remember correctly, and there was only one bar open. We stopped in, and they had this on tap. You can’t get this beer in Indiana, so I ordered a pint. It. Was. Amazing. The concert was great too.
Let’s see if the Edmund Fitzgerald tastes like I remember.
In the Glass: It’s black. It’s a porter, and most porters are black… but this one is REALLY black. There is little head, and a thin lace. I am not a huge fan of porter, but I remember this one being a little more sweet than most.
Nose: It smells like chocolate. It has a dark sweet chocolate nose, and if I close my eyes it’s not beer I am smelling, but the holidays and all of the cookies and cakes being made in the kitchen.
Flavor: The flavor changes several times from the moment it hits your lips. There is a lot of carbonation on the front of the tongue, then it slides across the palate leading to a dry and sweet punch before you swallow to the dry and sweet finish, Remember I said it smells like chocolate… well, it has an aftertaste like that too. But I will get to that.
Mouthfeel: We drink all of our beers cold, and I bet this one gets better as it heats up. Most beers do. But this one is solid across the board. From the smell to the flavors and the aftertaste, this is a great beer. The carbonation that I get at first isn’t enough to worry me as I move my way through the glass.
Aftertaste: At first, it’s dry and sweet. Then it settles in and reminds me of a dark chocolate aftertaste. Specifically the small little Hershey’s candies… the dark ones though. Not milk chocolate. As I continue to swallow, the flavors come alive. The burp is weak, but the aftertaste lasts for a few minutes.
This is a great beer. From the moment I had it on tap, I wanted this one again. I just wish we could get this here in Indiana. If you get the chance to try this, do. You won’t regret it. Oh, and thickness that you expect from most porters… not here. It’s very thin and smooth across the palate.
Beer Name - The bottle says: - neck of the bottle - “Thanks to our craft brewing process, when you take a swig of our Edmund Fitzgerald, it will taste smoky, robust, dark and bittersweet. Thanks to our environmental efforts, if you take a swig of Lake Erie, it won’t taste smoky, dark and bittersweet.”
The bottle says: - the label - WORLD CHAMPION GOLD MEDAL WINNER World Championships Great American Beer Festival - Named after the ship that frequently docked in Cleveland and sunk in Lake Superior in 1975, our porter combines a complex, roasty aroma with a bittersweet, chocolate-coffee taste.
“In keeping with the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516, this beer is traditionally brewed from all natural ingredients: barley, hops, yeast, and water. No chemicals or preservatives are used.”
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2012 02:19:59 | More by rickyleepotts
More User Reviews:
4.49/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bottle to Glass
Appearance - Poured a dark brown/black colour. Had a two finger light tan head
Smell - Huge amounts of coffee, dark and milk chocolate. An amazing smelling beer
Taste - Just like the smell, lots of coffee, a good amount of chocolate as well
Overall - An truly amazing porter. The best porter I have had
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 01:12:21 | More by Dna_Infinity
4.25/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this brew's got a 2 finger medium tan head, black body, and out-of-this-world lacing.
I smell roasted coffee, and chocolate. Suppose I'm in for a real treat.
Oh ya, this brew's taste is very similar. Also am picking up a lil bit of raisin flavor. What a full bodied, yet drinkable flavor!
Mouthfeel is actually not that of maple syrup. Only a very small amount of lingering elements are present with this brew.
Overall, an astonishing 4.25 for Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co. This is a great balanced brew
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 02:55:02 | More by Caveworm
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,045 ratings.