Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by svraines:
4.13/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Liquid roast delivery system....mmmm
Poured into imperial pint glass, got 2-fingers of light tan foam, gets rocky and slowly condenses into a compact head. The foam has a brightness too it that makes it closer to near-white on top of tan.
A quick sniff gives a hint of what to expect, but subtle. Careful you'll want to keep sniffing to see if you can get a bigger whiff, just take a drink.
For me I don't get chocolate or coffee flavors directly, it is pure roasty malt flavors. If you chew on chocolate malt you know the flavors. Some of the components of dark chocolate flavor is there, but I don't get enough to where I think it tastes like chocolate. It was great with some dark chocolate truffles though, an early V-day gift got shared with me. After it goes down the hatch, there is some sweetness, but it doesn't linger as a hop bitterness and then mild astringency clear the tongue of any residual sweetness prepping your mouth for another gulp.
The head portends the exceptional mouthfeel. The thick, epresso-crema-like residual it leaves down the side of the glass translates into very creamy tiny bubbles exploding the roasty flavor all over your tongue.
No flaws in this one, very drinkable, but the slight drying of your tongue after each drink would catch up with you after a while.
Serving type: bottle
02-13-2008 16:43:19 | More by svraines
More User Reviews:
3.89/5 rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle poured into goblet glass
A: Big sticky lookin’ body, rich shade of coal. Little bit’a carbonation can be seen sneaking up the sides of the goblet. Completely opaque, sporting almost no head. Agitation brings about a silver toned froth.
S: Dark chocolate, bitter, coffee, a lot of anise, big roasted-chocolate malts with notes of caramel, very robust nose, some wood/rooty profile, wet earth, a refined musty aroma, polished mahogany.
T: Big roasted malt right upfront, forward mouth fluctuates between roasty and hoppy, with bitterness accentuated by the tingle of the carbonation. Caramel is in attendance with subtle notes of fig and date. Earthy birch flanks the smoky malt, which is dank. Picking up a cola syrupy-sweet outline, could be the malt or a combination of multiple elements. Middle dark-chocolate filling is juxtaposed to a coffee bean bitter finish.
M: Lighter than it looks, still with medium body – not as crewy as the appearance lets on. Little bit of a coating on the mouth afterwards, sweet and smoky, stout-y.
O: Ehhh, pretty good. Not my favorite porter, but a combination of some pleasing properties. Nice ability to drink, doesn’t strike me as too heavy or filling. Reminds me of a double, without the fruity funk. I guess I’m more of a stout guy, I just wish it were chewier and bigger. Very enjoyable overall.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 03:26:52 | More by ZagZagg
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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