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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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5,742 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,742
Reviews: 1,930
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 524
Gots: 739 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-09-2001

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Ratings: 5,742 | Reviews: 1,930
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3.72/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Very dark almost black, with nice dark head. The head lasted a very long time, and left a nice coating on the inside of the glass.

Smell: Pleasant, with a nice balance. Can smell both the hops and roasted malts, but neither dominates the other.

Taste: A nice mix of hops and malts, and the hops are a little more prominent than other stouts. There are hints of some sweetness from the malt, with a little chocolate flavor. There is a nice mix of hop and malt influence in the after taste.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, and with an average body.

Overall: This is an interesting stout, and I would buy another case.

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A - deep brown, almost obsidian black with luscious two finger caramel colored head. Retention is good and lacing is great. It is a beautiful beer.

S - Roasted nuts, chocolate, vanilla, and coffee are the predominant notes.

T - The taste is almost indescribably good. As close to porter perfection as I've ever tasted. My other favorite porter, Smuttynose is a little more roasty, but this one is a little more well balanced.

M - full and delightful with no real aftertaste.

O - world class and very affordable.

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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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