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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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5,733 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,733
Reviews: 1,928
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 522
Gots: 729 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-09-2001

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Ratings: 5,733 | Reviews: 1,928
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of CurtFromHershey
3.89/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a near black with khaki head which runs down to a thin and persistent layer of silkey lacing.

Smells of roasted barley, coffee, toasted dark bread.

Taste is predominantly roasted malt with hints of coffee. Nothing spectacular.

Mouthfeel thinner than the appearance implies. Slightly overcarbonated.

Overall, a solid brew I'd buy again. Not quite as good as I've been lead to believe though.

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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%

Photo of SeamusDoyle
4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours very dark reddish brown color with a nice 1-2 finger fairly dense khaki head with nice retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, toast, toffee, light coffee, light citrus, and earthy hops. Aromas are a nice balance, strength, and complexity. Taste of milk chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, toffee, toast, coffee, cocoa, and light herbal. Light amount of roasted coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, caramel, toast, roasted malt, toffee, coffee, and light herbal on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance of robust flavors with nice roasted malt complexity; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and creamy mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic porter! Fantastic roasted flavor balance and complexity, with some nice hop balance; and extremely smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable offering, cue up Gordon Lightfoot!

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.77/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown pour with a thick foamy tan head. Great lacing.

Aroma of cocoa, burnt sugar and coffee.

Mildly bitter with a touch of sweetness, toasted malt and good black coffee.

Creamy texture and mild alcohol heat to keep you toasty.

Just love these porters when not in the mood for a stout. Incredibly easy to drink. Yeah, it's pretty good.

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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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