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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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5,208 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,208
Reviews: 1,857
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 482
Gots: 454 | FT: 21
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-09-2001)
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

JDizzle, Mar 28, 2012
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Holland, Mar 28, 2012
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discdueler, Mar 28, 2012
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WesM63, Mar 28, 2012
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SpartanHistory2013, Mar 27, 2012
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Mick-e-d, Mar 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Pantera10, Mar 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

ALLISON01, Mar 25, 2012
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4.65/5  rDev +9.2%

Review from notes. A classic staple from Great Lakes enjoyed many times before, reviewed formally here for the 1st time.
Pours a dark mahogany with a thin mocha lacing around the rim of a Blackout Stout pint glass.
Smells of biscuit like malts, coffee and a bit of cocoa/dark chocolate perhaps.
Taste/Mouthfeel great full flavor right up in the front, a good sipper w/o being overwhelming this sipping is for savoring as the abv is but a kiss amidst a semi-sweet malt with a nice roast coffee finish. Overall, a nice full and rich porter very well done.

Blueribbon666, Mar 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

stortore, Mar 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

GTB, Mar 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

thepubliclauren, Mar 24, 2012
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jrfehon33, Mar 24, 2012
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ambruns1979, Mar 24, 2012
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JustinWhipple, Mar 23, 2012
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Cariadmum, Mar 22, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev -8.9%

Single 12 oz bottle given to me by a friend. Served into a stemmed glass. Dark brown body with a great sized tan head. Nice aroma of cocoa powder and chocolate milk. Flavor was spot on also. Dark chocolate, licorice, and just a hint of root beer were flavors that all melded well together. The mouthfeel was a bit thinner than other porters I have had recently, but conversely it made this beer even smoother to drink. Lastly, this beer had one of the smoothest finishes I have had with a porter. There was no roasted aspect left on your palate at all in the end. A very clean finish. Really great brew - I am glad I got this bottle as a souvenir from a fellow beer geek.

morebeergood, Mar 21, 2012
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theholdsteady, Mar 21, 2012
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Orion901, Mar 20, 2012
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Arborescence, Mar 18, 2012
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MikeW51, Mar 17, 2012
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Robb, Mar 17, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +1.6%

This is an overall porter of overallishness.

Looks just like a porter.

Smells of the roasted malts what gives an toasty roasty choco and smoky.

Love that same thing in the mouth on tasting it - but the body is lighter than a stout. This I like. You get a good roasty semi-sweet dark chocolate flavor with a little hop bite on the finish, and it stays out of the heavy zone unless you eating a big meal and trying to finish this too fast to leave the restaurant like my guy mikey does. He goes so fast always; like a hooker with his mouth!

This is just a darn good porter all around.

dedrinker, Mar 17, 2012
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,208 ratings.