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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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5,209 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,209
Reviews: 1,857
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 482
Gots: 454 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

astebelton, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a deep brown color with a small off white head. The head fades rather fast to give only a light amount of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is a wonderful mix of roasted malt and chocolate as well as a light caramel sweetness. With these aromas is a very light dark fruit aroma of plum and raisin as well. Overall the aroma is nice and sweet.

Taste – The taste begins with nice roasted malt and some slightly bitter coffee notes. As the taste advances a sweeter chocolate flavor greets the tongue. The chocolate is soon complemented with some dark fruit as well as caramel flavors. These sweeter caramel and dark fruit flavors last to the end, but there they end up fading, resulting, in the end, a nice semi-sweet cocoa flavor that is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the brew was on the average to slightly above average side with a carbonation level that was on the slightly lower side. While the body was lighter then would have been nice for the roasty and cocoa flavors, the carbonation was right on par. While the body was lighter, when complemented with the carbonation and smooth flavors, it did make for a very easy drinking porter.

Overall - A tasty brew with some nice roasty and chocolate flavors. Easy drinking and good.

Darkmagus82, Aug 28, 2012
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

SLUGLIFE, Aug 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

jvining, Aug 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

dirtyharry2489, Aug 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

JeffTheJuice, Aug 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

PoolFishGolf, Aug 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

KJabo, Aug 25, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

zenithberwyn, Aug 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.6%

westcubs, Aug 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Gehrig13, Aug 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

thingummajiggy, Aug 23, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev -7.3%

I have been contemplating getting this beer ever since I had gotten into craft beers. And at long last, I finally get to try it!. Poured from a bottle into a lager glass. Pours the darkest brown I have ever seen from a beer, with a quarter finger worth of tan head. The head seemingly only half forms at first, but comes through in the end. Leaves a decent amount of lacing, mostly in the bottom of the glass. Smells of dark fruits, slight vanilla, toasted malt, toasted caramel, and slight coffee. The taste hits you with a strong coffee flavor upfront, followed by a hit of burnt malt and dark fruit. Finishes with a medium bitterness. The mouthfeel bring a ton of dark cherry into the equasion, and adds an even heavier bitterness. Reminded me of a Dunkel. Overall, this was a good porter, but I wouldn't choose it over Gonzo.

SometimesIfart, Aug 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

scm2787, Aug 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

ScottR, Aug 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Illos, Aug 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

insidetheoutside, Aug 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

JBarx, Aug 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.6%

maryd837, Aug 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

SirIPAalot, Aug 19, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

Texasfan549, Aug 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

BeerHunter76, Aug 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

mrosenfeld32, Aug 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

kjkinsey, Aug 16, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev -4.2%

Poured into Jacks Abby pint. Best before 11/13/12

A Pours dark brown into the glass and has a ~2 finger tan head. The head stays around for quite a while and the body is very dark brown and is dark brown/red when held to the light. The head is is still there and is foamy, had gone pretty much nowhere.

S Pretty sweet. Sweet dark fruits, some chocolate and a light roast.

T Nice dark roasted malts, slight mild roast coffee and some sweet chocolate round out the taste. Everything works well with one another and doesn't stand out too far further than the other. I found a tiny bit of dark fruit toward the end but definitely in the back seat.

M Medium feel with lower carbonation, seems to fit the beer quite nicely. Really nice feel for the ABV, not too heavy where I want to sip it but not too thin to ruin my porter experience.

O Really nice porter, everything was pretty nice. This is a great off the shelf beer that I would drink all the time if distributed here.

Gushue3, Aug 15, 2012
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,209 ratings.