Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by seangroves:
3.88/5 rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Poured into a pint with a little over a finger of caramel head. Very dark in color.
Very strong aroma of chocolate malt with a slight mix of roasted malt. Slight bit of sweetness as well. Also a very slight but distinctness of hops near the end. Very inviting.
Taste from the hops is very noticeable at first followed by the chocolate and it leaves a very strong aftertaste that is bitey given the roastiness to it.
Medium-bodied yet very smooth texture with a medium carbonation feel.
This beer is very nice to sip on but I would not drink more than 2 back to back in a sitting as near the middle of the second one the afterbite is very powerful and the roastiness of the brew is intense.
Serving type: bottle
01-23-2009 04:21:24 | More by seangroves
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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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