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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5,552 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,552
Reviews: 1,890
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 501
Gots: 599 | FT: 22
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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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-09-2001)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Sammy, 12oz into a tulip.

Black body with some deep red highlights when held to the light, mocha coloured head with good retention and lacing. Nose of dark chocolate, roast and hops. Palate has more roast, light smoke, bitter dark chocolate and hoppy finish. Lingering bitterness and roast prevails. Medium full feel, medium carbonation. A standard for American style porters.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This might be the best thing to come out of Cleveland, Ohio. Lucky to find an ultra fresh 6 pack, with a best by date of June 9, 2013, at The Party Source in Bellevue, KY on New Year's Eve. I can never find this beer, fresh or otherwise. It doesn't stay on the shelves long enough to collect dust.

Having enjoyed it before, i'm going to review this now.

Great pour into my Samuel Adams Perfect Glass. Nice frothy head on top of a dark as cola body. The beer might have chilled too long, because the smell has a light roastiness to it -- not characteristic of a world class porter, as the scores on BA would indicate.

Taste... maybe it's too fresh, because this beer tastes kind of green. Mouthfeel is thin also.

In conclusion, this is a very nice beer, but hardly world class. My favorite porter is still Founders' Porter. Now that is world class.

Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,552 ratings.