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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

5,226 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 5,226
Reviews: 1,859
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 481
Gots: 463 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

NastyNate11, Jun 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

ThunderChicken7, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of LikeARollingStout
4.01/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with an enjoy by date of 10/11/13

A - Nothing out of the ordinary color-wise. Tan head that had noticeably large bubbles.

S - The aroma was dominated by chocolate. Some roasty malts are present too, but take the backseat to the chocolate. Just a hint of coffee.

T - Not as chocolately as the smell. I'd say the roasty malts are the backbone, supported by the chocolates and dark coffee. Not as bitter as you'd expect from a porter with this much chocolate flavor.

M - Mildly dry and medium bodied. Carbonation was a little on the heavy side.

O - Not my favorite porter, but its definitely above par. Maybe I just had high expectations after having their take on IPA yesterday. I think taking the throttle off the chocolate and adding some coffee would improve my opinion.

LikeARollingStout, Jun 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

kustard, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of charlzm
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Consumed June 11th, 2013 at Great Lakes Brewing Company, Cleveland OH.

Very clear, very dark brown beer with mahogany highlights. Sticky beige head.

Dark, roasted aroma. Black coffee and bitter chocolate in the nose.

Flavor is just this side of charcoal; complex mix of bitter coffee, burned toffee and baking chocolate. Walks the line between bold and overbearing.

Medium bodied, slightly drying on the finish.

This one is worth drinking.

charlzm, Jun 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

psmith161, Jun 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

heytomcat, Jun 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

jpizzle, Jun 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

drt72, Jun 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Lasering, Jun 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

olbubba, Jun 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

StonyB, Jun 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

IndyDad, Jun 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Dark chestnut; medium tan, frothy head; good lacing

Aroma: Malty; dark chocolate; roasted grain; coffee grounds

Taste: Interesting flavor; bitter grains and hops up front, leading into a juicy, slightly thin mouthfeel and coffee notes; bittersweet chocolate notes; finishes slightly dry and hoppy

Remarks: Better as it warms up

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Mr_Hoptimistic, Jun 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

JandJMD, Jun 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

mcaulifww, Jun 13, 2013
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,226 ratings.