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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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5,320 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,320
Reviews: 1,868
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 481
Gots: 499 | 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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4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

tectactoe, Oct 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.24/5  rDev -0.5%

Tylertut, Yesterday at 03:40 PM
Photo of Neorebel
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Edmund Fitzgerald pours a wonderful deep cola brown with a thick fluff crown of light tan . The aroma is that of bittersweet chocolate and dates, and a touch of something like black cherry. The flavor is phenomenal, especially for a low ABV porter! An initial burst of dark cocoa and dash of chocolate gives way to a grainy base. There is a mouth feel that is soft, much like chocolate mousse. The entire effect actually is a creamy, dairly like one. The mouth feel is rather light, it's not very strong or syrupy at all, but as I mentioned it has a great taste, leaving nothing to be desired. A great anytime beer for dark brew lovers.

Neorebel, Yesterday at 03:10 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Bottle was 3 days past the best by date, so I will need to revisit this one.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.4/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Pours dark with a tan head. Very smooth taste. Body is smooth, medium, fitting for a porter. Great taste. This is what a porter should taste like.

kudsak, Thursday at 11:01 PM
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4.28/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,320 ratings.