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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,151 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 5,151
Reviews: 1,851
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 478
Gots: 438 | 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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tectactoe

Michigan

4.14/5  rDev -2.8%

Pours a deep black with a very faint hit of dark brown along the edges. Tan colored head that mellows out to a thin span across the top of the beer leaving very little lacing on the way down. Initial smell is heavy chocolate and roasted malts, kind of had to coax it out. After the beer warmed up a bit and the glass was swirled, I started to get heavier notes of sweetness from the malts as well as some rich and milky smells. Incredible.

The taste is wonderful. First sip gives a huge roasted malt flavor up front, with a bit of a carbonation snap to it. After a little bit, more flavors start to develop: burnt campfire wood, nuttiness, sweet coffee beans, roasted grains. At the end of the sip, out comes an ever-so-slight yet still very noticeable bite from the hops, to finish the beer off with a nice floral touch. Honestly, the bitterness from the hops at the end, along with the malts and the sweetness of the chocolate is incredible - very nearly perfect in balance. Slightly creamy, but a little thin for what I was expecting.

Lovely porter, here. Great balance, great drinkability, and overall just a great beer. Anyone looking for a top-of-the-line porter should look no further (unless they haven't already had Founders Porter). Great price, easy to find, and more than enough to fulfill your dark and roasted malty needs. Give this one a shot and thank me later.

10-18-2012 11:48:47 | More by tectactoe
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Beerasaurus

Virginia

5/5  rDev +17.4%

08-28-2014 01:48:47 | More by Beerasaurus
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Caddant

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.4%

08-27-2014 20:40:10 | More by Caddant
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misternebbie

Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +4.2%

08-27-2014 17:55:06 | More by misternebbie
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yasky

New York

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-27-2014 02:45:37 | More by yasky
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Thereformedtheo

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

08-27-2014 02:12:45 | More by Thereformedtheo
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JC95ISU

Iowa

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-26-2014 20:09:29 | More by JC95ISU
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ANiklaus

Minnesota

4.64/5  rDev +8.9%

08-26-2014 01:47:08 | More by ANiklaus
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-26-2014 00:37:14 | More by TimoP
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dparker7

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-26-2014 00:30:14 | More by dparker7
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woodchip

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-25-2014 22:57:02 | More by woodchip
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tastesogood

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-25-2014 22:42:58 | More by tastesogood
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tdraben

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-25-2014 04:28:26 | More by tdraben
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WIBrewMan

Wisconsin

4.3/5  rDev +0.9%

08-24-2014 21:29:17 | More by WIBrewMan
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einman

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-24-2014 03:59:16 | More by einman
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AlienSwineFlu

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +1.6%

08-24-2014 02:46:42 | More by AlienSwineFlu
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FlyingKelly

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-23-2014 17:18:58 | More by FlyingKelly
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DJoe

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-23-2014 11:49:54 | More by DJoe
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Fitshaced

Colorado

5/5  rDev +17.4%

08-22-2014 16:59:22 | More by Fitshaced
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jmt308

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-22-2014 04:07:11 | More by jmt308
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schatzs

Iowa

4/5  rDev -6.1%

A: Clear dark color, not much head
S: Smokey, caramel scent - pretty mild
T: Pleasant taste, not over powering, rich flavor, dry
M: Creamy, not much carbination
O: Good porter

08-21-2014 23:14:47 | More by schatzs
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Stephenjtorres

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-21-2014 12:54:37 | More by Stephenjtorres
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Moondoggy68

Ohio

3.76/5  rDev -11.7%

08-21-2014 09:44:57 | More by Moondoggy68
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

08-21-2014 00:13:36 | More by Lookingloo2
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Mealy58

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-20-2014 23:26:07 | More by Mealy58
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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,151 ratings.