Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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3.73/5 rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Had @ the Hopleaf while the draft coolers were down
Pours a dark brown, with a nice tan head that kind of falls back to a dense ring. Leaves only a little bit of lacing. This one looks pretty normal for the style. The smell comes up with coffee, chocolate, with a moderate sweetness. There's a bit of dry fruitiness in there, too. Again, kind of normal as I would've expected for the style. The taste comes on strong immediately with coffee - roasted barley flavors. There's a note of bitter chocolate - heavy on the roasty bitterness. The sweetness is kind of minimal, but present, barely able to cut into the coffee flavors. The taste all seems to be contained in the first sip, and very little seems to change as I get further into this beer. Mind you, what's here is good, nice and interesting, nothing is really off about it. Towards the end I started to notice a kind of bready, yeasty flavor - maybe some light esters, which don't do too much for me, but again, this one seems right on track, but not quite outstanding. This one is full, but the carbonation provides quite a sting - which actually leads to it feeling a bit thinner. But kind of nice I'd say. This one is good, but not great. It's nice and enjoyable, a beer you could probably enjoy quite a bit. I could really see myself drinking it again, if the price were right, but I wouldn't expect to be wowed by it.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2009 01:06:21 | More by taylorhamrick
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