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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald PorterGreat Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,003 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 5,003
Reviews: 1,842
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 469
Gots: 387 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-09-2001)
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Reviews by trancefishy:
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trancefishy

Colorado

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
More User Reviews:
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nicholas2121

Ohio

4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great Lakes d Edmund Fitzgerald Porter brewed by Great Lakes Brewing Co. This brew has an Abv of 5.8. Edmund Fitzgerald pours out a nice dark brown color with a thick light brown head.
The smell is rich with sweetness and some grains. You also pick up on some bitterness in this brew. The taste is rich at first with some bitterness at the end. This is a real nice balance brew. There is nothing over powering in this brew. The mouthfeel is nice. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4.5 out of 5. I would get this brew again.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 03:35:11 | More by nicholas2121
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jcugafsu

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -12%

07-22-2014 02:26:11 | More by jcugafsu
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Hrodebert

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-22-2014 02:05:37 | More by Hrodebert
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smccann

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-22-2014 00:32:20 | More by smccann
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moot2142

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -29.6%

07-21-2014 16:01:24 | More by moot2142
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reedmn

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-21-2014 15:08:45 | More by reedmn
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sourdog

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-21-2014 06:44:49 | More by sourdog
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Rothobinide

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-21-2014 00:54:57 | More by Rothobinide
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curlybird

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-21-2014 00:31:39 | More by curlybird
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Justinsosmart

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-20-2014 22:00:44 | More by Justinsosmart
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ZBR101

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-20-2014 21:15:38 | More by ZBR101
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ambiguousfigures

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

07-20-2014 19:45:29 | More by ambiguousfigures
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

07-20-2014 19:18:27 | More by Howlader
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alostplot

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

07-20-2014 08:46:40 | More by alostplot
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hoptician

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-20-2014 03:11:50 | More by hoptician
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the_hoptimist

Texas

4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium brown with red/caramel coloring. Almost zero head that dissipates rapidly.
Aroma was very nice, notes of chocolate pudding, salted caramel, toasted oats and spice.
It had rich flavors of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. There was mild bitterness and lingering toasted oats flavors. It had a medium body which is nice for the alcohol content. It was very smooth, silky and light all at the same time. Really good porter.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 00:09:40 | More by the_hoptimist
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Mkdeutsch

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-19-2014 22:22:17 | More by Mkdeutsch
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slym

North Carolina

4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oh.

Em.

Gee.

This is absolutely the best porter I have ever had. I was lucky enough to spot a single at my local supermarket after scoring some SN Summerfest (I got a tip from another BA here that I might enjoy that pils, but I digress...)

This stuff pours out like a creamy cola, just less carbonated. Smells roasty without a hint of "burnt." Taste follows the nose, and my eyes actually rolled up in my head a little when I got my first sip of this. Very creamy without being thick. Smooth finish, making me want another sip right away.

Great Lakes makes some good stuff, I have yet to try anything that I didn't like from them. Add this to my Great Beer list!

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 04:18:37 | More by slym
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vizzionman

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-19-2014 03:47:24 | More by vizzionman
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satisfied1013

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-19-2014 03:41:28 | More by satisfied1013
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somalley26

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-19-2014 02:48:55 | More by somalley26
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DaHood

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-19-2014 02:12:14 | More by DaHood
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metallurgist

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.4%

07-19-2014 01:44:44 | More by metallurgist
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Yagman3000

New York

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

07-18-2014 22:19:41 | More by Yagman3000
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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,003 ratings.