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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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5,347 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,347
Reviews: 1,872
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 483
Gots: 502 | 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:
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

musicman7070, Oct 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

FrankShirley, Oct 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

dswion, Oct 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Envelopes, Oct 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

esdeebrew, Oct 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

bassmantony330, Oct 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

JustinM, Oct 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

ilkelma, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of Pinknuggets
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: I was very surprised that it is more the brown then black. It is completely opaque with a 1 inch mocha head that stays around for a pretty long time.

S: There is lots of coffee upfront, but that fades into a creamy smell that ends with a slight node of dark chocolate. There is also some roasted malt in there i think.

T: Perhaps I mistakes the coffee up front as I can taste the bitterness but I don't get that full bodied coffee flavor that I was expecting. The dark chocolate is definitely present throughout that blends nicely with the roasted malt flavor, which i usually don't like but in this one I do. Not what i was expecting but I really like it.

M: The Mouthfeel is really smooth creamy and rich, but not too thick. The abv definitely allows this to go down way easier then most porters

O: I like this one, but i definitely like the thicker more robust porters better. Definitely worth a try glad i traded for it.

Pinknuggets, Oct 25, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very deep ruby red with a tan head that sticks around for a bit. Really nice looking beer.

Strong smell to this one, it is sweet, in a candy like way, mainly like toffee and caramel. There's also a hint of coffee and chocolate in there.

Sweet and smokey. Caramel and toffee notes, bit of coffee and chocolate as well. Taste is very much like the smell. Has a bit of a hop bite at the end, giving it a bit of a bitter aftertaste.

Goes down full and smooth, with a little bite from the carbonation.

I would have to say this is the best porter I have tried. Nice balance of flavors, not too dry, not too bitter. There is a lot going on here, all of it good. Very drinkable, this will be my go to if I want a porter.

Vixie, Oct 25, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear dark red-brown with two-finger, off-white, creamy head that lasted several minutes. Pretty nice lacing.

S: Chocolate and roasted malt.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Smoky with chocolate and roasted malt.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Smooth and slightly warm.

O: This is a pretty good porter. I think the aroma was the best quality - vibrant chocolate and roasted malt.

SolipsismalCat, Oct 25, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle. Courtesy of mike67. Pours a deep dark reddish brown with a medium brown lasting creamy head. Aroma and Taste of rich dark roasted chocolate malt, some caramel and liquorice notes, and yeast with some bitter notes. Palate is a rich full body, slightly oily with good carbonation. Finish is of roasted caramel malt, dark cacao bitterness, some hops bitterness ending with some lingering dark chocolate notes. Overall a great tasty and all around solid porter.

Samp01, Oct 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Ddiogenes, Oct 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

DeadGuyRyan, Oct 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

bucksbeerman, Oct 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

ltltony, Oct 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

mpetersen, Oct 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

HeyJim, Oct 22, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

6demonbag, Oct 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Gww1864, Oct 22, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to ak for this bottle.
Pours a dark brown with a small head and not much lacing.
Notes of coffee and smokey chocolate roasted malt.
Overall taste is above average for this porter, first a blast of sweet malts and a nice balanced hop finish.
excellent mouthfeel and just the right carbonation effect.
Overall a solid porter i wish i had more of,not really filling but very drinkable.

dumpman, Oct 21, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Edmund Fitzgerald pours out a deep brown color capped with a small head. The aroma is nice and roasty, with chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. The taste is excellent, it's got such a strong and well-balanced coffee and chocolate aspect that calls back to my first introduction to porters and stouts. To bring that kind of flavor intensity after how far my beer journey has progressed is impressive to say the least. It doesn't go beyond the base porter flavors of roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate, but it does it so well. The mouthfeel is spot on, it's medium bodied and the carbonation level perfectly compliments the flavor. The drinkability is very good. Edmund Fitzgerald is just a world-class porter. It doesn't venture outside the box of what a porter should offer, but is so refined that I can't help but wonder how any other porters sell in areas that Edmund Fitzgerald is available.

shand, Oct 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

dmartin118, Oct 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

brendaniel, Oct 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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