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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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5,679 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,679
Reviews: 1,915
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 522
Gots: 700 | FT: 20
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Gordon Lightfoot playing in the background as I review.

Looks like a porter should. Black, but not completely opaque. Thin tan lacing never fades, lingers on top and on the glass.

Mostly chocolate in the nose. A hint of coffee and roasted malt, but chocolate is most noticeable.

No single element of the taste really stands out, but taken as a whole it is delightful. Does not try to do too much. Roasted malt up front, with some bitterness. Bittersweet chocolate and some coffee in the middle. Finishes with some faint sweetness and roastiness. Finish is fantastic.

Mouthfeel really sets this one apart for me. Incredibly refreshing. Finish lingers pleasantly. A fair amount of carbonation, which I usually do not like, but it works here. Coating. Could drink many.

Overall, exactly what I want from a porter. Mellow and understated, but makes me want more.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a beer mug

Appearance- 4 finger beige head that sticks around pretty much all the way down. Almost entirely black with amber tones coming through.

Smell- I mostly noticed cocoa powder and fresh coffee grounds.

Taste- Fair amount of hops upfront subsiding into a mix of chocolate and coffee. And I do mean a mix; I couldn't really say one overpowered the other, the chocolate and coffee were equally present. Lingering, sort of bready aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- Thick body, medium carbonation; satisfying. Taste sticks around for a while.

Overall- A great beer, full-bodied and flavorful . I don't know if I could have more than a few of these at once, but I really like this beer.

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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,679 ratings.