Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by thisisshsas:
4.2/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
A- appears dark brown/ black. Traditional coloring for a porter
S-light smell of coffee, not overpowering at all.
T- overflowing with roasted malt flavor. Some of the flavor is coffee like, other is more chocolate flavored.
M- gets better the more time it spends in your mouth.
D- Though it ght , it is completely full of flavor like a stout, it is light enough that you don't feel winded by the end of the beer.
One of the best porters I've ever had.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2008 21:05:58 | More by thisisshsas
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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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