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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

4,944 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 4,944
Reviews: 1,838
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 462
Gots: 366 | FT: 19
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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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-30-2012 04:20:41 | More by slimntubbs
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +17.4%

01-30-2012 02:23:58 | More by jfcaa193
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Apellonious

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from the 12-pack mix at the HT. Poured into a pint glass.

A- Dark black with red highlights, one finger head, foamy. Lacing hangs on the side.

S - Vanilla, coffee, smoke, plum

T- Interesting mix of roasted vanilla/coffee beans, tinges of dark fruit, and chocolate malts. The sweetness and fullness becomes more apparent as the beer warms, this is definitely one to let stand a bit at room temp once removing it from the fridge. A faint licorice taste hides amongst the smokiness.

M- Prickly carbonation, a little on the heavy side at first. Slightly slick and more weighty as it warms, and the carbonation is balanced out.

O- Definitely on the higher end of the porter scale, a recommended beer, especially if you like smokey chocolate/coffee tastes. For maximum impact, warm it up from the fridge pull prior to digesting.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 02:12:08 | More by Apellonious
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beerborn

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

01-29-2012 21:21:19 | More by beerborn
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JerseyKirk

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: very thin tan head. Cleared quickly. Black but light shines through brown on the top and bottom.

S: chocolate, dark chocolate, coffee and tobacco, prune, malt sweetness.

T: Chocolate, black patent, really roasty middle that clears to a clean finish. Slight molasses but definitely roasty coffee with some dark chocolate. No lingering bitterness. Very clean finish.

M: medium body and carbed appropriately.

O: didn't stand up to the hype. Just a roasty coffee porter that definitely uses black patent or other high roast malt to give it a burnt coffee flavor. Easy drinker but not a standout. Could prove useful for those that aren't used to bolder flavors.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 20:13:22 | More by JerseyKirk
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beerme626

Kentucky

4.97/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I didn't even like porters, or didn't think I did. And then I found this. Glorious.

A: Beautiful thick dark. Decent head. Gorgeous.
S: Rich, smoky, like stepping into a warm log cabin in the cold of winter.
T: Like orgasm. A beautiful rustic orgasm in the forests of the Appalachian mountains. Thick, rich, flavorful, smoky, but cohesive.
M: Pure carnal pleasure
O: One of my new favorites. I was not expecting too much, and I was blown away. This will certainly be a repeat buy.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 16:37:18 | More by beerme626
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cmq103

New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Duvel Belgian Tulip glass. I picked up a six-pack of this at The Beer Store in Southampton, PA. I’ll say it again, they have a great selection.

Appearance: A semi-aggressive bottle pour got me a nice ½” creamy tan head, reducing to a thin ring after a few minutes. Quite the dark porter through and through. Bubbly thin lacing as I swirl my glass, but not clingy in nature.

Smell: Nice semi-sweet dark chocolate, coffee and burnt malts with just a hint of caramel. Aroma is much more pronounced as my beer warmed. I really like the smell of this one. Very nice…

Taste: I’ll first start by saying I haven’t really dabbled in the porters too much so I’m excited to try this one. Wow, it doesn’t disappoint. Burnt and roasty malts catch my attention right away, blending with coffee , dark chocolate, and some caramel candy sweetness in that order. A respectable mildy bitter hop presence in the finish. Not overwhelming, but a pleasant surprise.

Mouthfeel: Tingly carbonation mixes well with all of the flavors present. A slick and creamy feel to this medium body porter.

Overall: Like I said, I don’t have a lot of experience with the style but something tells me this one can be classified as the “benchmark” of porters. Outstanding in every way. I wish this came in a 1/6th keg on the east coast, as this would certainly bless my dual-tap kegerator. The 5.8 % ABV makes this pretty darn sessionable. Well done Great Lakes, well done…

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 00:51:36 | More by cmq103
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BrewCaveDweller

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-29-2012 00:39:37 | More by BrewCaveDweller
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-28-2012 21:00:00 | More by DWolf
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John1985

Tennessee

4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I haven't had many porters over the last several years but wanted to try this because of its fine reputation and I wasn't disappointed. Very balanced elements of roasted malted, coffee and chocolate flavors with hops to balance. This was medium bodied so you could enjoy a few without feeling overly full. The price and the ABV were both reasonable. IMO this is very close to a "perfect" porter.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 11:58:12 | More by John1985
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abankert12

Ohio

5/5  rDev +17.4%

01-28-2012 02:17:12 | More by abankert12
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mpmckenn

New York

4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Dark black/brown with a light tan head that fades quickly and sticks in clumps to the side of the glass.

S-Strong smell of alcohol at first, followed by coffee.

T-Chocolate, coffee. Very inviting. A little bittersweet, very delicious.

M-A tad thinner than I would have expected, but very good. Aftertaste lingers for quite some time and makes you want to have sip after sip.

O-An outstanding beer. One of the best beers I've ever had, let alone porters. An absolute must-have.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 01:44:46 | More by mpmckenn
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cantfindme

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-27-2012 20:58:21 | More by cantfindme
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leschkie

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-27-2012 19:05:21 | More by leschkie
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CEnterPound

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-27-2012 15:38:55 | More by CEnterPound
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markmiller

New York

4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is delicious, but even better on tap.

A: Dark black/brown with dirty white/tan head.

S: Sweeter fruity, but also bitter chocolate. Mellow burnt coffee.

T: Incredible. Roasted malt and burnt coffee sweetened with heavy cream. Hops poke their heads in to say "Hi" before the finish comes on with toasty sweetness. Never too bitter or too sweet, this porter is truly a great beer.

M: Smooth, medium carbonation. Finishes rather dry and crisp. Invites you to take more sips.

D: Very drinkable. Good with food, even as a session beer for the evening.

O: A damn good beer, one of my favorite beers, and possibly my favorite porters. Can't go wrong having this beer on hand.

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2012 06:54:50 | More by markmiller
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jeffbrew

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-27-2012 02:18:43 | More by jeffbrew
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elfcounsul

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +17.4%

01-26-2012 20:48:42 | More by elfcounsul
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BenZ

Virginia

4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Man, what a beer. This has enough flavor to hang with the RISs, but doesn't have the sugar to reduce the drinkability. Pretty roasty for a porter, but the fruitiness really lets you know this isn't a stout. I wish we could get this in CT - it would be a regular purchase. Thanks, Dan!

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 20:23:09 | More by BenZ
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mrbubbler

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-26-2012 17:38:18 | More by mrbubbler
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-26-2012 01:52:18 | More by martyl1000
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XavierMuskies

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +17.4%

01-26-2012 00:56:58 | More by XavierMuskies
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getbehindthemule

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-25-2012 21:44:44 | More by getbehindthemule
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johnhenryconway


4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-25-2012 08:02:23 | More by johnhenryconway
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IPAnoah

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.4%

01-25-2012 02:12:57 | More by IPAnoah
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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