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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

5,131 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 5,131
Reviews: 1,850
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 476
Gots: 430 | 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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Tom_Gilman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-01-2013 10:35:55 | More by Tom_Gilman
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winzenj

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-01-2013 04:28:50 | More by winzenj
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MattDing

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-01-2013 03:16:46 | More by MattDing
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Kearneytheking

Arkansas

4.53/5  rDev +6.3%

Put this in a create your own 6-pack and sure glad I did.

A- Pours straight to a non-transparent dark chocolate color with a nice dark khaki head that forms a thick foamy barrier

sm- chocolate, some roasted vanilla, barley

taste - very smooth and creamy right upfront. A bit of sweetness, nice bitterness on the backend. Chocolate from the smell is definitely apparent

mf - smooth and creamy, light carbonation. Great palate feel.

Overall- I could drink a few of these. Its so smooth and tasty. Probably no more than 3 though, its a good thick beer. ABV at 5.8% goes unnoticed, but makes for a better beer effect ;)

06-01-2013 02:27:18 | More by Kearneytheking
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M1A2

Ohio

5/5  rDev +17.4%

06-01-2013 01:03:43 | More by M1A2
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DrewShalvoy

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-01-2013 00:20:00 | More by DrewShalvoy
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deadliest

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-01-2013 00:04:11 | More by deadliest
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MADPolo

Alabama

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-31-2013 22:54:48 | More by MADPolo
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Ragnarok88

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-31-2013 22:17:52 | More by Ragnarok88
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kojevergas

Texas

3.71/5  rDev -12.9%

Enjoy by: 06/01/13. Served in a bar in Chicago over St. Patrick's day weekend. Reviewed from notes. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle served into a pilsner glass. Expectations were high given its reputation.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger khaki-tan colour head. Decent cream, nice thickness, and above average (3 minute) retention.

Body colour is a solid nontransparent black.

Sm: Light chocolate. Muted dark malts. Light cream. A mild strength aroma.

T: Creamy up front. Dark malts. Chocolate malt. Light caramel. Maybe some light vanilla. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Buried roast. Somewhat milky. Balanced overall. Not really complex, but fairly subtle. Tasty and right on the money for the style. Nicely layered.

Mf: Smooth, lightly creamy, and wet. Decent carbonation. Good thickness. Complements the flavour profile decently well.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. I like it, but I don't know that I'd regularly buy a 6er of it. Hides its ABV well. A solid porter across the board. It's a fine show by Great Lakes and it's a beer I plan to revisit for a more in-depth review.

High B

05-31-2013 20:58:21 | More by kojevergas
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brewtus

Ohio

4.49/5  rDev +5.4%

Pours very very dark brown with a two finger off white head. Smell is very smokey,earthy, some coffee, some wood, some slight vanilla. Taste is also very smokey, pepper, peppercorn, slightly nutty, some chocolate and vanilla. I get a small amount of hops in the after taste. Has a great smooth mouthfeel without being thick. This porter is so drinkable but loaded with complex flavors. A staple of GLBC

05-31-2013 01:23:41 | More by brewtus
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phlegon

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-30-2013 16:57:08 | More by phlegon
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Nachos4two

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-30-2013 02:48:01 | More by Nachos4two
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johnpz168

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-30-2013 01:43:47 | More by johnpz168
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BeerYoss

Pennsylvania

4.56/5  rDev +7%

Appearance: very dark brown, almost black with dark mahogany at the edges. big pillowy, carmel colored head... sticky too.

Smell: malt coffee. truly a delight to the olfactories

Taste: the bitterness of a good strong cup of coffee or high cacao chocolate. the bitterness rides right along with a nice carmel sweetness. they don't fight, they just weave through your taste buds.

Mouthfeel: medium body - there is a lot of texture and 'feel' to it but there's a lightness as well. very smooth and a little dry.

Overall: a real joy to drink this brew. there's not much more you could wish for in a porter.

05-30-2013 00:32:02 | More by BeerYoss
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jkane101

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-30-2013 00:06:14 | More by jkane101
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bvskoog

Ohio

5/5  rDev +17.4%

05-29-2013 23:29:56 | More by bvskoog
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CCutch

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-29-2013 16:54:05 | More by CCutch
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Devman171

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-29-2013 12:59:53 | More by Devman171
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domnalbrecc

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-29-2013 09:52:18 | More by domnalbrecc
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AndrewBV

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-29-2013 04:04:22 | More by AndrewBV
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JamLand

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -12%

05-29-2013 03:37:15 | More by JamLand
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HisBoyElroy

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

05-29-2013 00:23:25 | More by HisBoyElroy
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SpongeRuiner

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -12%

05-29-2013 00:21:49 | More by SpongeRuiner
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dasmusik

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-28-2013 20:40:26 | More by dasmusik
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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