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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

5,163 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 5,163
Reviews: 1,853
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 478
Gots: 441 | 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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farnold

New York

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

09-02-2014 02:47:14 | More by farnold
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Fakexican

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

09-02-2014 00:29:24 | More by Fakexican
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Dewsby

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

09-01-2014 22:06:54 | More by Dewsby
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Leeglauser


5/5  rDev +17.4%

09-01-2014 16:38:16 | More by Leeglauser
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Cris4545

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-31-2014 23:22:31 | More by Cris4545
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capnamerica

Arkansas

4.24/5  rDev -0.5%

08-31-2014 21:47:44 | More by capnamerica
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Sirhymlic

Rhode Island

4.1/5  rDev -3.8%

08-31-2014 21:24:25 | More by Sirhymlic
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silverblaze540

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

A - Tan and creamy 2 inch head that holds well. Good lacing. Deep dark brown color. Minimal amounts of light seep through. Medium carbonation.

S - Sweet and malty. Dark fruits (e.g. plums). A slight chocolate smell and a nice smokiness.

T - Sweet and chocolaty at the front. Then it changes to a semi bitter smokey nuttiness.

M - Fairly thick in body. Alcohol burn is minimal as is carbonation.

O - I really like this beer. The smell is delicious. The sweetness is very pleasant and the bitterness is not overpowering.

08-31-2014 14:49:37 | More by silverblaze540
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Chemykal

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

08-31-2014 02:00:17 | More by Chemykal
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wwheeler

Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev -5.2%

08-30-2014 15:30:45 | More by wwheeler
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gillagorilla

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter (best by 9/14/14)

A: A nice deep dark brown from the top, but looks black and opaque from the side, unless you look up at the bubbles or around the edges of the glass. Slight lacing and minimal head.

S: Nice slight roasted malt that is a bit sweet with a touch of spice.

T: Solid, easy drinking. Even spice throughout with a light roast that go well together. Definitely a phenomenal porter.

M: Smooth with just the lightest wisp of swirling carbonation bubbles.

O: Thanks to ShroudofDoom for giving me two bottles of this, since I hadn't had it (along with a few other beers). This is some tasty stuff, super easy to drink and fairly sessionable. Makes me wish we got Great Lakes. The best porter I've had that isn't retired or a one-off.

08-29-2014 23:56:52 | More by gillagorilla
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bzzpop

California

4.6/5  rDev +8%

08-29-2014 02:53:15 | More by bzzpop
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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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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,163 ratings.