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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

4,944 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 4,944
Reviews: 1,838
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 462
Gots: 366 | FT: 19
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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Shnanign

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-06-2012 23:21:47 | More by Shnanign
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trstar87

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

06-04-2012 18:07:06 | More by trstar87
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hardcor33

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-04-2012 01:24:55 | More by hardcor33
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12%

06-03-2012 15:21:50 | More by vrbulldog22
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mltobin

Connecticut

4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at The Nomad in Milwaukee , WI.

Appearance is a black color with a short tan head. The nose is chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and vanilla. Taking a sip of this and I taste coffee, roasted malts and black licorice. Mouthfeel is medium, finishes with a smooth texture. All in all, a very fine porter to be sure. One of the best "off the shelf" porters from recent memory.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2012 03:12:00 | More by mltobin
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Rostie

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

06-01-2012 21:25:01 | More by Rostie
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-01-2012 15:29:17 | More by OriolesFan1008
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baconman91

Ohio

5/5  rDev +17.4%

05-31-2012 17:48:01 | More by baconman91
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CoreyW

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12%

05-31-2012 15:32:30 | More by CoreyW
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Veristic

Tennessee

3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Edmund Fitzgerald poured into an etched Newcastle wellington, consumed on 5/30/12. Best by date: 7/29/12

A- Nice one-finger light tan head with good retention. Dissipates to a nice creamy sheet. Dark brown body, nearly black. Some spotty lacing.

S- Out the neck: grainy, malty, roasty, hints of chocolate. Once poured, chocolate, slightly sweet, hints of caramel, lightly roasted grain.

T- Starts slightly sweet with some caramel notes and a nice pleasing roastiness, then fades to a coffee-like roastiness with a fairly dry finish. Roastiness lingering in the aftertaste.

M- Medium-full mouthfeel, coats very well, nice and creamy. Medium-high carbonation. Slight astringency in the roasty aftertaste.

O- An amazing low-grav porter. Could use a little more aroma, what's there is very nice, just needs to be a little bolder.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 03:56:15 | More by Veristic
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Vlaminck

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

05-30-2012 18:49:33 | More by Vlaminck
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nheinzie57

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

05-30-2012 17:24:55 | More by nheinzie57
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ccozzi

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-29-2012 23:19:11 | More by ccozzi
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mweso2000

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-28-2012 21:38:40 | More by mweso2000
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Kaisermatt

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

05-28-2012 18:40:22 | More by Kaisermatt
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aaronblain22

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-28-2012 13:00:49 | More by aaronblain22
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-27-2012 06:34:09 | More by standardcherry
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theminutemen

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-27-2012 01:31:03 | More by theminutemen
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K1NGP1N


4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-26-2012 22:31:42 | More by K1NGP1N
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JoshuaGoins

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-26-2012 22:29:23 | More by JoshuaGoins
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.91/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle best by 08/21/12

Pours a dark amber with a small off-white head. Smell is roasted malty chocolate, very light. It is medium and crisp on the tongue, there are smokey, darker tones, but most of it is sweet cocoa powder and coffee beans. There are earthy hops but they are kept well in check.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 04:18:48 | More by jimmah120
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Grohnke

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Legend (BA / BJCP)

Light tan, well-forming and creamy head holds well, slowly dissipates. Leaves a thin film, with some light lace etching on the glass. Very dark brown, very clear. (5 / 3)

Smells of heavy roast, with supporting bittersweet chocolate and a light background note of caramel. Light to low earthy/spicy hop aroma, and low to no esters. (4 / 10)

Heavy roasted malt, lightly burnt, and lightly smoky. Background notes of baker's chocolate and light coffee. Balance is malt forward, as the hop flavor is little to none. Finishes dry with a firm hop bitterness, and with a roasty/sweet, aftertaste. Clean. (4.5 / 18)

Medium body, medium carbonation. Slight roast astringency. (4 / 4)

Quality porter with some bright roast and chocolate characteristics. Background note of caramel coupled with the subtle hints of smoke and coffee add to an already complex beer. Highly enjoyable. ( 4 / 8)

Total: 4.28 / 43

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 02:45:17 | More by Grohnke
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Carmen


5/5  rDev +17.4%

05-24-2012 01:49:44 | More by Carmen
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rjl910953

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-22-2012 06:13:00 | More by rjl910953
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adxss

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-21-2012 01:26:02 | More by adxss
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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