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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5,557 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,557
Reviews: 1,892
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 504
Gots: 605 | FT: 22
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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-09-2001)
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Photo of HattedClassic
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice fluffy dark tan head that dissipates quickly. The beer itself is a very dark brown with light hints of amber. The texture is a little bit glossy.

Hints of caramel malts, milk chocolate, and coffee notes. The beer also a bit of a smoky hint to it as well.

Primarily chocolate and caramel notes along with hints of coffee. Slight bitter hop taste at the end.

Medium bodied and biting carbonation. The feel is a bit thick but fairly easy to drink overall.

A very good porter that beats most porters that I've had. The beer is fairly easy to drink and session-able as well as available all year, which make it worth a six-pack.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -29.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of BethanyB
3.99/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: A clear dark brown with ruby red highlights. The tan head is tightly beaded, yet quick to shrink. A good layer of lacing, however, is left on the glass,

Smell: A mild, evenly distributed mix of roasted malt, milk chocolate, prunes, and dark brown sugar. The bouquet sweetens and strengthens as the beer warms.

Taste: Roasted malt is the strongest taste, but is lightly sweetened by a background chocolate, and even caramel flavors. A bit of dark fruit is also present in the blend. Overall, the taste is delicately balanced, and more round than it is complex.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel and medium-high carbonation make this darker beer feel lighter and easier to drink. The combination gives the brew a sessionable, spritzy feel that still fits the Porter profile.

Overall: A well crafted, if not terribly fascinating, robust porter. I would absolutely recommend this beer to almost anyone--it's a pretty safe and solid bet with lots of flavor for the ABV, making it an excellent sessionable choice.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Qbdoo
3.79/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Overall, a really solid beer that didn't quite live up to the hype. From what I'd heard, this was an astonishing porter, and while I'd never turn one down, it didn't quite blow me away. Lovely looking cola color. Slightly smoky taste and a slightly thin (for a porter) but lovely mouthfeel. Hints of coffee, chocolate, and a bit smoky. Not super bold but nicely balanced. This is a really easy-drinking porter that you can share with your non-porter-drinking friends.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a cola color and settles into the glass also a dark brown with some amber highlights. Bubbly tan head the settles quickly, but leaves some lacing on the edges of the glass.

S- Chocolate malts, hints of smoke, roasted malts, hints of tobacco, somewhat of an oatmeal aroma is there too.

T- Flavor is as complex as the nose. Lots of roasty malts, but the hints of bittersweet chocolate and tobacco show up and add layers of complexity. Really nice flavor.

M- Medium bodied, medium carbonation, easy drinking.

O- A very nice porter that I would put near the level of Founders and Bells.

Photo of WanderingFool
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Edmund Fitzgerald pours black into the glass with a small, light tan head on top. The foam fades away quickly leaving behind a few spots of lace and a thin sheet on the beer.

The aroma has nice notes of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, bread and an earthy nuttiness.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is soft and watery with moderate carbonation. The flavor is similar to the nose, chocolate, roast malt, coffee, and nuts. It finishes mildly bitter with a touch of grassy hops. Once gone the chocolate, roast malt and hop bitterness lingers on the palate.

This is a very tasty porter that's easy to drink. Well balanced. Just wish it was available in New England. Got this bottle on a recent trip to PA.

Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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