Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by russwbeck:
4.08/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: The beer pours out of the bottle black with about two or three fingers of light brown head. The lacing stick to the side of the glass really nicely and lasts a really long time. You can see the bubbles foaming up from the bottom of the glass for a good while after the pour. Really nice looking porter.
S: I'm picking up a decent amount of dark fruits on the aroma. They're held up by some chocolate and a lot of roast. I have to say it smells slightly tart, I might have kept this one for a bit too long. I don't dislike the aroma, but it's not what I remember from the first few times I had this beer.
T: The taste continues the dark fruits, but the chocolate is much more dominant. The roast and dryness at the backend come through for a nice balance. This is a really simple, well made beer that will never steer you wrong. I have to say it impresses me almost every time I pick it up.
MF: Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. The dry finish with the sweet-ish body really helps the drinkability.
O: Like I said, I think this is a great baseline American Porter. You really can't go wrong if you pick it up.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2012 01:15:03 | More by russwbeck
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