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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

5,321 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 5,321
Reviews: 1,868
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 481
Gots: 499 | 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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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-09-2001)
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Photo of rangerred
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours an opaque black with a thick one finger head. Really amazing head retention and lacing it just sticks around forever.

Aroma of dark chocolate and espresso. Tons of roast character and just a little bit of spicy hops.

Flavor is really where this beer stands out. Ridiculous amount of roast, chocolate, and coffee without a bitter, astringent mouthfeel which is hard to do. A real nice balance between chocolate and coffee with some hints of caramel thrown in. Mouthfeel is just a little on the thin side which is about the only drawback.

Really a world-class beer here. Just an amazing aroma and flavor without crazy amount of alcohol or bitterness. Everyone should try this beer at least once.

rangerred, Oct 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

jbaker67, Sep 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

1BadblueSS, Sep 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

CoryR, Sep 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Poppaweasel, Sep 29, 2012
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3.28/5  rDev -23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thick tan head and a dark dark brown body. Nice lacing. Enjoyed a month past it's 'best by' date, fwiw.

Nose is kinda malty, almost a bit briny. Maybe it's the ship on the bottle. Not great, but not offensive.

There's some kinda tart, Orangina-eqsue taste going on here. Maybe it's just me. Some kinda weird metallic tang. But once you get past that, it's robust and malty, and pretty well balanced. I am thinking now that the metallic flavor (which lingers) could be some muted hops. Bit of a warming at the back of your mouth.

This has a good body-- strong and robust, thick, but with some pretty bright carbonation.

This is not the type of porter I normally go for. It's more American (and slightly more steely/bitter) than I prefer, although it is certainly robust enough to be enjoyable for what it is. Could be something off with my bottle, or off with me. I will say that having read more into the reviews of this (and some comparisons), I would order a Founders Porter over this any day of the week. Does that mean Founders' is objectively better? No, just that I prefer it.

zaphodchak, Sep 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Beeradelphia, Sep 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

zachary80, Sep 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Bighorn, Sep 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Coduhhh, Sep 26, 2012
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Kubrickx, Sep 23, 2012
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, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of Wolfee02
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First off I would like to say that this is the only beer I have ever had where I can confidently say that it is the greatest beer in the world! It has the perfect balance of feel and an amazing taste. I have tried many porters but none like this! Once again Great Lakes proves that they are one of the best breweries this world has to offer.
This beer is jet black. It appears like a dark black with a golden head, it pours an inch and half or so of head.
It smells fantastic! Almost like brown sugar, coffee beans and chocolate.
This is one of the best tasting beers I have ever had! The taste is one of a kind really, just like the smell! It is as smooth as a box of chocolates or a refreshing cup of coffee.
Overall I recommend this and the Great Lakes vareity pack to anyone who loves great beer! The variety pack contains 4 world class brews!

Wolfee02, Sep 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

jisom123, Sep 18, 2012
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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,321 ratings.