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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5,542 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,542
Reviews: 1,890
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 502
Gots: 594 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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3/5  rDev -29.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Produced a two finger beige head. Beer color is dark mahogany, (non-translucent). Lacing.
Aroma was of malts, dark chocolate, brown sugar.
The taste was similar, but with a hint of raisin, and hop bitterness. Medium mouth-feel, and somewhat low carbonation.
Easy drinking, and very good!!

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap in my basement, one of the best 1/6 barrels I've had. Coffee, chocolate, solid. Great porter, and under rated in my mind. Smooth yet a good dark finish. Porters are becoming my standby on tap.
I've had others on tap, including Anderson, Firestone, etc., but this one still stands out to me.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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3/5  rDev -29.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.55/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tasted blindly courtesy of Blind BIF #7.

Appearance: The liquid flows out of the bottle in a darkish brown shade, but amasses into the cup in a very dark brown bordering on black. Head is about a finger and a half of tan. Lacing is decent.

Smell: Coffee and roasted malts pummel the nose. If I strain I think I can smell some faint hops.

Taste: Very bitter - intense coffee flavor and again, the roasted malts. Notes of chocolate and licorice. This guy is really on the astringent side of bitter coffee.

Mouthfeel: A little thin, especially for the style. Adequate carb levels.

Drinkability: Moderate to low - I don't mind one, but that astringency in the coffee is a little much for multiples.

Overall: This is a decent beer, but it's nothing to write home about. Seems like a run of the mill porter.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,542 ratings.