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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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BA SCORE
95
world-class

4,943 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 4,943
Reviews: 1,838
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 462
Gots: 366 | FT: 19
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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LetsDrink1950

West Virginia

5/5  rDev +17.4%

01-01-2012 01:56:40 | More by LetsDrink1950
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CORKSCREWFISH

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

12-31-2011 04:35:22 | More by CORKSCREWFISH
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.4%

12-31-2011 02:58:26 | More by jpd7374
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harmoniousplinth

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.4%

12-30-2011 21:08:41 | More by harmoniousplinth
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docrates

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-30-2011 14:28:59 | More by docrates
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monriverrat

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-30-2011 05:54:06 | More by monriverrat
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mdmoore

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-29-2011 23:03:27 | More by mdmoore
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Buick222

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-29-2011 21:59:32 | More by Buick222
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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

12-29-2011 19:41:53 | More by CB2maltygoodness
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kevanb

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It pours a deep brown borderline black with a thin frothy caramel head. It smells of roasted coffee, smoked woods and mild chocolate. The flavors are really great, roasted coffee and smokey wood from the nose lead the way followed by bittersweet chocolate and a hint of raisins. It has a nice dry smokey mouthfeel that ends with slight acid but is generally smooth throughout.

Verdict: Great Lakes hit a homerun with this beer. It is one of the best porters that is available year round and is honestly one of the best porters in general.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 01:29:29 | More by kevanb
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JEdmund

Kansas

4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a perfect looking porter thanks to its 3” head of tan foam; it just sits there, looking like a dollop of whipped cream. Color is pure black and only when held up to a light can you see some ruby highlights.

Nose is light, but I’m getting some cocoa powder. Maybe a just a whiff of hops.

Body is thinnish but it has a good carbonation that creates a rolling smoothness; seems right for the style.

Taste is smooth and balanced; that cocoa smell just rides this beer out from start to finish in flavor. The end seems to pack the most flavor, as some malt roast becomes evident. Bitterness also appears at end, helping create a drying finish.

This is everything I want in a porter. It’s not overly roasted or hopped, or too heavy in body. It’s a very drinkable dark beer that you can enjoy a number of and not fill up on. And definitely let it warm just a bit, as it’s even better 10 minutes or so out of the fridge.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 22:49:16 | More by JEdmund
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maxk

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle dated best before 4/29/12 into a BrewDog tulip. Consumed at around 45 degrees.

Pours an incredibly dark brown, close to black. There's a one finger caramel colored head which settles down to a ring, sticking to the edges of the glass.

Lots of coffee is the most evident aroma, tinged with decent amounts of deep, fruity chocolate.

Bitter coffee upfront, followed by come light chocolate notes. There are some subtle hops cutting through the mix, tying the bitter and sweet together. It has a nice silky mouthfeel, a full body and a great level of carbonation.

One of the best porters I've ever had, great chocolate and coffee, it'd go great for breakfast or as dessert!

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 16:04:35 | More by maxk
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kynap55

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

12-28-2011 13:28:49 | More by kynap55
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Grebdioz

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-28-2011 08:58:16 | More by Grebdioz
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Bobbydigi

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-27-2011 22:59:58 | More by Bobbydigi
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liftop

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-27-2011 22:47:59 | More by liftop
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cdwil

Texas

5/5  rDev +17.4%

12-27-2011 16:30:27 | More by cdwil
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-27-2011 15:43:47 | More by wdarcy77
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infi

New York

3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Duvel tulip.

Very dark, mahogany body with tan head and decent lacing.

Smells of mild roasted coffee bean, dark chocolate, some malts and a touch of caramel.

Taste begins with a black coffee astringency with some caramel sweetness. Lingering hop bitterness towards the back end. Solid porter, but awfully lukewarm in the overall flavor profile. Personally, would have liked it to have been a bit more bold.

Medium-bodied with a low carbonated presence. Easy drinking beer. Had high expectations for this, but unfortunately, this didn't quite meet them. A good, but not overly amazing porter.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 04:15:53 | More by infi
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CSQ1111

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-26-2011 22:33:02 | More by CSQ1111
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Jakers90

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-25-2011 21:02:28 | More by Jakers90
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redliner8

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

12-24-2011 13:06:02 | More by redliner8
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-24-2011 06:52:35 | More by xnicknj
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-dark brown color with a nice tan head and good lacing

S-roasted coffee and hints of chocolate and slight sweetness

T-roasted coffee and chocolate with a moderate amount of sweetness and a nice bit of hops in the finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation and some creaminess

O-a very fine porter with a nice overall balance

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 03:28:00 | More by MDDMD
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porterguy41

Michigan

5/5  rDev +17.4%

12-23-2011 23:11:59 | More by porterguy41
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 4,943 ratings.