Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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4.4/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Poured a very dark brown with one finger of mocha head. The head diffused but stuck to the glass like a milk shake.
S: Very roasty with dark chocolate and some sweetness like creme brulee.
T: Starts off smooth and a bit hoppy with some herbalness. Then lots of burnt coffee and burnt toast. Somewhere in the middle there is very light hint of marshmellow sweetness and caramel/burnt sugar/molasses. Roasted malt asserts itself but then gives back a mellow burnt coffee and toast sensation. Herbal hops come back in the finish and a bite of dark chocolate puts an exclamation point.
M: Thin but strangely creamy. Plenty of fizz.
O: A very solid porter. Probably one of the best examples of a true porter I have tried. Its heavy on the burned and light on the roasty but the sweetness is just right. This one really needed to warm up to properly show off. I could have used a bit more roastiness and less on the burnt but how can I complain.
Serving type: bottle
01-19-2012 00:38:08 | More by legalpete19340
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 4,952 ratings.