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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

5,049 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 5,049
Reviews: 1,845
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 470
Gots: 396 | 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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1.5/5  rDev -64.8%

12-11-2012 13:10:24 | More by ericdailey
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Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -64.8%

05-10-2012 03:14:19 | More by Pillowburn
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ajzy

Wisconsin

1.75/5  rDev -58.9%

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1.75/5  rDev -58.9%

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2/5  rDev -53.1%

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2/5  rDev -53.1%

01-13-2013 16:59:25 | More by Softestdog
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Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -53.1%

11-18-2011 16:10:34 | More by mariposafan
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Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -53.1%

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Ohio

2/5  rDev -53.1%

07-23-2012 14:30:40 | More by 5ndurda
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Arizona

2/5  rDev -53.1%

07-31-2012 02:48:35 | More by pmeice86
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CaptJackHarkness

New York

2.08/5  rDev -51.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

This is from Great Lakes Brewing Co., and takes it's name from the infamous sunken freighter. I'm hoping I sampled a bad batch because this tasted like it was dredged up from the bottom of Lake Erie! Way too bitter and hopped up, foul aftertaste! It was not "skunked", the aroma was what I expect from Porter. I can't even come up with a constructive criticism on this one!

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2011 16:16:26 | More by CaptJackHarkness
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2.25/5  rDev -47.2%

10-04-2012 01:56:18 | More by BeerdNick
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Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -47.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -41.3%

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Florida

2.5/5  rDev -41.3%

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Florida

2.5/5  rDev -41.3%

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Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -41.3%

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Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -41.3%

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Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -41.3%

01-06-2012 03:08:35 | More by Mark5252
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blakesell

Ohio

2.55/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Discovered on tap at Brixx Ice Company in Dayton. Poured from the tap into a standard pint glass.

Appearance- Beer pours not quite black with thick clingy lacing, more of a darkened amber with red hues shining through. I can see the sports playing on the TV behind when I hold it up. One finger deep lingering head.

Smell- Roasty and malty with much hop presence. More roasted barley than chocolate, but chocolate persists. Hops are pretty strong, but not overpowering.

Taste- Roasty, hoppy and smooth with yeasty esters, but outside of that.. The tap is not clean, and the beer is infected, showing big metallic traces. This is clearly not the ideal venue for reviewing. First I had this problem here with Founders Dirty Bastard, now this. Tastes off, but I wouldn't blame Great Lakes. Unfortunately, to the untrained drinker, that's exactly what will happen.

Mouthfeel- Thin and metallic. Quite astringent. Normally the beer is creamy and smooth, lightly carbonated.

Drinkability- Normally I would give this beer about a 4 or 4.5 on drinkability, but this time I have to give it a 1. I couldn't even finish this one. No more of these today. Shame on you Brixx Ice Company, shame on you. Cleanliness is important with tap handles. I guess some bars are only in it for the swilling needs.

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2008 17:02:01 | More by blakesell
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

2.6/5  rDev -39%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours black with ruby highlights and 2 fingers of head that dissipate quickly. Decent lacing.

N: Coffee, toffee, dark chocolate and a hint of floral aroma.

T: Watery chocolate and coffee with a toffee base.

M: Light-Medium bodied, watery and dry.

O: I just can't understand the high ratings for such a mediocre Porter. This isn't the first time I've had this beer either. Very watery with almost artificial flavoring. On the plus side it is very easy drinking and probably a nice gateway beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2011 18:17:03 | More by justintcoons
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Virginia

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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,049 ratings.