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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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5,602 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,602
Reviews: 1,900
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 512
Gots: 647 | FT: 22
Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-09-2001

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4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: I was very surprised that it is more the brown then black. It is completely opaque with a 1 inch mocha head that stays around for a pretty long time.

S: There is lots of coffee upfront, but that fades into a creamy smell that ends with a slight node of dark chocolate. There is also some roasted malt in there i think.

T: Perhaps I mistakes the coffee up front as I can taste the bitterness but I don't get that full bodied coffee flavor that I was expecting. The dark chocolate is definitely present throughout that blends nicely with the roasted malt flavor, which i usually don't like but in this one I do. Not what i was expecting but I really like it.

M: The Mouthfeel is really smooth creamy and rich, but not too thick. The abv definitely allows this to go down way easier then most porters

O: I like this one, but i definitely like the thicker more robust porters better. Definitely worth a try glad i traded for it.

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4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very deep ruby red with a tan head that sticks around for a bit. Really nice looking beer.

Strong smell to this one, it is sweet, in a candy like way, mainly like toffee and caramel. There's also a hint of coffee and chocolate in there.

Sweet and smokey. Caramel and toffee notes, bit of coffee and chocolate as well. Taste is very much like the smell. Has a bit of a hop bite at the end, giving it a bit of a bitter aftertaste.

Goes down full and smooth, with a little bite from the carbonation.

I would have to say this is the best porter I have tried. Nice balance of flavors, not too dry, not too bitter. There is a lot going on here, all of it good. Very drinkable, this will be my go to if I want a porter.

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4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear dark red-brown with two-finger, off-white, creamy head that lasted several minutes. Pretty nice lacing.

S: Chocolate and roasted malt.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Smoky with chocolate and roasted malt.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Smooth and slightly warm.

O: This is a pretty good porter. I think the aroma was the best quality - vibrant chocolate and roasted malt.

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4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle. Courtesy of mike67. Pours a deep dark reddish brown with a medium brown lasting creamy head. Aroma and Taste of rich dark roasted chocolate malt, some caramel and liquorice notes, and yeast with some bitter notes. Palate is a rich full body, slightly oily with good carbonation. Finish is of roasted caramel malt, dark cacao bitterness, some hops bitterness ending with some lingering dark chocolate notes. Overall a great tasty and all around solid porter.

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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,602 ratings.