Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 5,160 | Reviews: 1,853 | Display Reviews Only:
4/5 rDev -6.1%
Pours a dark black with a tan head that lingers and laces.
Smells of chocolate, coffee, alcohol, toasty notes along with earthy hops.
Taste is bready cracker up front that goes into a chocolate and coffee middle before finishing on a bigger chocolate kick with a slight hint of bitterness and lingering noble hop character.
Medium to lighter body with medium carbonation works well.
A fine porter that has nice notes of chocolate and coffee and is really easy to drink.
05-09-2012 02:06:14 | More by TenHornsProud
4.13/5 rDev -3.1%
12oz bottle poured into a goblet. Exp. 09/09/12.
A: Pours a very dark brown with a 1 finger tannish white head. Real dark easily looks black when not held up to light. Head lasts for a long time.
S: Loads of coffee and chocolate up front roasted malts in the background. Pretty inviting. Vanilla and dark fruits as it warms.
T: Has some chocolaty malt up front and a little hop at the end. Not overpowering in either way which is nice.
M: Smooth and creamy. Low carbonation. Pretty easy drinking. Being a porter it is a tad watery.
Overall always a great go to beer. Absolutely an outstanding representation of its style. Find myself enjoying a lot of beers from the brewery.
05-05-2012 02:17:56 | More by CloudStrife
3.98/5 rDev -6.6%
I'm pretty excited about this-I've been wanting to try this one for a while. Thanks to JohnfromPurdue and thamajam for including this as an extra.
A: Pours a near opaque amber, kinda like a light colored coffee. Looks dark brown when it fills up the glass enough to block almost all light. Nice, creamy light tan head. Nothing terribly special here, but as a basic porter, there's really no need or expectation for that.
S: Holy cow, I can smell the roast from across the room. Actually smells more like roasted/toasted grain than anything else. Can an aroma be creamy? If so, this does it. Some sense of coffee roast with a bit of bitter chocolate, but mostly it smells like actual grain. Very nice.
T: Wow-there's really a lot going on here for such a little beer. None of the flavours hammer you over the head, but they sit in perfect balance. Again, nicely roasted grain, just on the edge of being burnt without crossing over, like perfectly toasted dark bread. Some hints of coffee come through, but not too much. Piny, floral, bitter hops come into play as well, and meld very well with the roasty flavours. This is a wonderful example of how a smaller beer can exhibit balance and subtlety that the bigger beers can't (just to be clear-I mostly drink bigger beers, so I'm certainly not trying to trash them here).
M: A bit thinner than most beers I drink, but that's to be expected for the style, and it works. As with the appearance, it's nothing special, but it doesn't seem like it should be. The carbonation is perfect and really brings out the bitterness from the hops in a pleasant way.
O: Very happy I got the chance to try this-it's a wonderful beer and up there with my favourite easy-drinking beers.
04-28-2012 03:57:04 | More by eatabagofbooger
4.48/5 rDev +5.2%
A - black, no clarity, and a touch of sticky lace
S - Tons of sweet chocolate and candy sugar
T - Very sweet, rich, malty porter. Lots of dark chocolate and a smoky aftertaste. Tasty!
M - Full bodied, well balanced
O - A damn good Porter! One of the best out there.
04-28-2012 01:24:02 | More by BeerDawgs
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,160 ratings.