Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by trancefishy:
4.1/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
i let this one sit for 30 minutes at room temp (not long enough), so that i could review it through it's full temp range, as it changes quite a bit.
pours out really dark, though, when held to the light, it comes through, and it's a really dark red.
the aroma is wonderful, and reeks of sticky sweet rich malts and dark chocolated. be sure to give this one some good whiffs.
taste is much like the aroma, but, with an unbalanced hop bitterness and a the sharp tang of a char taste somewhere. that is when it is first drank.
once it warms up a bit, the bitter all but disapears, and the char taste dissolves and balances itself out with the bittersweet chocolate and warm, sweet alcohol tones.
feels great in the mouth, a bit viscous, but good overall. mild carbonation present in the mouth.
i like this one, and it's what all porters should strive to be, although, they almost never are and so i generally avoid the style.
Serving type: bottle
08-24-2004 01:39:57 | More by trancefishy
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