Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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4.25/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
I've always seen Great Lakes around, going to college in Pittsburgh, but never tried any of their beers until now. Now I'm sad to have waited this long.
Wow, this was beautiful. Poured it into a pint glass, and I saw two fingers of light tan head. The body of the beer is black, but when held up to the light, you can actually see through it, which is interesting for a porter. The lacing covers the glass, minus the random "swiss cheese holes".
The smell is exciting. Slight coffee equally mixed with bittersweet chocolate, a little smoky. Not the strongest scent I've smelled from a beer, but it's big and bold, yet laid back.
The taste lives up to the aroma, and then some. There's an interesting sweetness on the front, the chocolate comes through in the middle, the coffee of the back end, and then a smoky aftertaste brings up the rear.
The mouthfeel may be just a little too foamy for my liking. But maybe it helps the taste come out, so I don't really mind it.
Overall, this is a great beer, and I think I would put it up there on with the best, despite what some people may say. I was a skeptic at first, but I am pleased to say the least.
Serving type: bottle
11-13-2011 07:27:10 | More by troysoy2
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