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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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5,672 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,672
Reviews: 1,912
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 518
Gots: 695 | FT: 20
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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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

So I have been very excited to try this beer. The Porter class is in my opinion the most under appreciated class in the beer world and its one of my favorites. I've heard great things about this beer so I cracked it with high hopes.

It's pours it he a deep dark brown carmel color, with an insane tan head for a porter. Probably the nicest looking porter inpve seen.

The smell is a bit different than any in this class. It's has a sweeter smell and not as bold as I'd expect. Not sure if this if its good or bad or indifferent, it's just off from a normal porter.

The taste is much like the smell. It's a sweet creamy porter that start and ends sweet. The big thing here missing for me is the classic burnt chocolate/coffee taste I love about a porter. It has a hint of it at the end but the sweet takes charge if this beer and hide the burnt chocolate in this case.

Th mouthfeel is really good. It's very smooth, rich and creamy. The aftertaste is excellent, with a bit of a sweet hop taste left over.

Overall, it's an excellent porter, but far different than the porters I love. I think the only miss is the burnt chocolate taste I've come to expect for a porter. This would be a different food pairing, almost closer to a dessert type beer although not quit that sweet. So basically, I really haven't decided on the niche for this, but its not the fall eating chilli type porter that I expect from the class. That said its a very well put together beer.

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Edmund Fitzgerald Porter is almost pure black, with hints of deep brown, pours an average sized head with okay/poor retention, leaves moderate/low lacing. Smells of chocolate, roasty/nutty coffee, burnt dark bread, raisins.

Taste starts with light a bitter chocolate, then dark fruit, finishing burnt/roasty/nutty coffee, caramel, and dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is a bit lighter than average with above average carbonation.

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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,672 ratings.