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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,454 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 5,454
Reviews: 1,881
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.09%
Wants: 492
Gots: 544 | FT: 21
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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5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A dark almost black, chewy, chocolatey, well balanced version of a porter. Hard to find fault with this one.

QXSTER1, Oct 01, 2001
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5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Almost black body yields a reddish tint in strong light. Very light tan head that produces beautiful lacing.
Strong coffee with a hint of chocolate and the faintest allusion of mild smoke at the onset, building to a mildly robust but never overpowering smoke overtone.

My favorite all time after dinner beer and always on tap in my kegerator.

rms61moparman, Mar 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Now I am rating this a perfect score as far as Porters go and it Damn well deserves it. Many moons ago I was a porter fanatic, however being 40 years old , soon too be 41 I was limited to the Redhook porter , the Sierrea Nevada Porter and the finest Porter of all time !!! From the now defunct Chicago Brewing CO, BIG SHOULDERS PORTER, Thank you Greg Mohen for the best Porter ever. But over the last ten years or so the Edmund Fitzgerald Kicks some Major ASS !!! None better.

The smell is sooo deep and complex, think dark chocolate, a mildly scented coffee mixed with a liberal dose of creamy cocoa and a caramel scented finnish to boot. Amazing !!!

The taste is unbelievable for a bottled beer... Rich notes of Pipe Tobbacco, Chocolate and layered Caramel malts that are perfectly balanced by a liberal hopping from Northern Brewer, Fuggle and Cascade < That lead to an all too wonderful lingering Chocolately and hoppy Synergistic blend.

This is an amazing beer that I'm sure will hold the test of time,,,, There is not another Porter that is more complex and drinkable than this. All hail the king of kings.

SUPREMELY SESSIONABLE TOO SAY THE LEAST !!!

Just grab some, and do not hesitate to grab a twelver as you will definately be drinking them in rapid succession !!! LOL

hopman333, Mar 30, 2011
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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,454 ratings.