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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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5,531 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,531
Reviews: 1,888
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 500
Gots: 578 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-09-2001)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very good brew. Nice dark chocolate brown color.

A thin blonde head very, compact bubbles as it should be.

Very flavourful with cocoa, hints of coffee, roasted barley and carmel.

A great hoppy finish to even out the sweetness of the barley.

Smooth mouthfeel. Not as velvety as a stout yet very pleasing.

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

Appearance: Very dark brown and with relatively good clarity. Tan soapy head.

Aroma: Typical porter. Malt forward with molasses, toffee, and dark chocolate.

Taste: Lots of roasted dark chocolate throughout and a nice coffee bitterness in the finish. The definition of a classic porter. It's great in it's simplicity. Nice roasted malt character and pretty straightforward.

Mouthfeel: A tad below medium bodied and slightly over carbonated for my taste. Easily drinkable.

Final Thoughts: Definitely worth a try if it's distributed in your area. The aftertaste is reminiscent of a mocha and lingers for a while. Would I drink it again? Maybe, it's not first on my list of go-to porters.

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured two bottles into my new stein, playing gordon lightfoot, the mood is set

A: pours black, but not totally opaque, some light shows through, with a short tan head with good amounts of lacing.

S: smells strong of coffee, chocolate, caramel, malts, vanilla, very aromatic, gives me the sensation of morning, wakes me up

T: coffee, dark chocolate, some hops, smokey, wood, very bold

M: it is wonderful, good carbonation, very bold and thick, gives the feeling of actually drinking coffee, that sort of thickness, the after taste leaves with the temptation for more.

O: A wonderful beer, the atmosphere that I had created, the gordon lightfoot song was perfect, might have made it taste better, but it is a great porter and its wonderful that its in tribute of the late Edmund Firtzgerald. I love Michigan even though this is made in Ohio. Have one nao.

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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,531 ratings.