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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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5,228 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,228
Reviews: 1,859
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 480
Gots: 464 | 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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4.6/5  rDev +8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Good taste and flavor. One of my go-to beers...

JJSavvME, Sunday at 12:58 PM
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3.6/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Poured a dark brown-reddish color with a nice tan head. Smells how a porter should with some chocolate and coffee notes. I always enjoy the beers Great Lakes comes out with. I definitely recommend this beer to anyone that enjoys porters. If you don't have Great Lakes in your area your missing out!

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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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