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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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5,725 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,725
Reviews: 1,927
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 520
Gots: 725 | 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: 5,725 | Reviews: 1,927
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4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured cold from the bottle.

Very dark, almost black in appearance. Slightly sweet nose to it, malty with a little coffee. The upfront taste is coffee with a slight hint of chocolate. There is a roasty-bitterness to the aftertaste.

Would I buy it again? Absolutely.

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4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Black in the glass, one finger tan head

S-Roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla with some coffee

T-Good balance of roasted malt, chocolate and vanilla, faint notes of coffee, no bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, not much carbonation, very creamy.

O-A wonderful porter, most likely the best one out there.

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

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is a dark, almost black coloring with chestnut highlights under light. A thin, light, filmy, off-white head quickly settles into a surface coating. Aromas of rich cocoa and baker's chocolate, with an undertone of roast coffee. A very rich and balanced nose. Flavors ride a sharp, crisp body, with roast coffee in the forefront, supported by bittersweet chocolate deep in the backbone. Very light, crisp body propelling the flavors across the palate. The dominating bitter from the coffee and chocolate holds strong through the aftertaste, with a touch of milk chocolate dipped at the end. Smooth, crisp, clean finish to this well balanced, well crafted brew.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque very dark brown with glints of cola brown around the bottom edge when held to the light. Coffee and a bit of cocoa on the nose. Thicker consistency, but too much carbonation too quickly. Big coffee flavor. Some lactose, but not enough, in my opinion. The coffee flavor is nice, but the coffee acidity is barely tempered by the creaminess. The carbonation tends to overpower the lactose feel and flavor. It's ok. I was excited to get the chance to try it again. I'd had it several years ago. But, more recently, there's been quite a bit of hype about it. I don't feel it's lived up to it.

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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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