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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,472 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 5,472
Reviews: 1,882
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 495
Gots: 552 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Tracker83, Jun 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

MrJuengling, Jun 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

sammo, Jun 23, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Snodman, Jun 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

dbert21, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of RuckusDu
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A finger of light tan and mocha head. Body is black but shows light at about 1.5cm to reveal some brown. Just light lacing.

S - A slight sourness to it, but then some vanilla and cocoa. Tons of licorice.

T - Very nice flavors of licorice, chocolate, and vanilla. The licorice gives the impression of sour, but not quite there.

M - Good carbonation and solid body make this thicker than most porters. Very good.

O - Pleasant beer all around. Fairly simple, yet a little different from most and good.

RuckusDu, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of drewsefs
4.85/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is easily one of the best brews i have had in my lifetime. Sitting around a campfire on a chilly summer day, and this beer warmed my stomach. The mouthfeel of this beer was dark chocolate and coffee. It was the original taste of this brew which initially made me fall in love with it. The deep taste which consists almost strictly of a darker coffee flavor and aroma strikes me as the type of beer that i would legitimately consider drinking for breakfast as a pick-me-up (i say that without feeling like an alcoholic). And being from Ohio, i feel a strange attachment to this Cleveland spawned porter, I have pride that Ohio has created one of the greatest beer i have ever had.

drewsefs, Jun 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

smulford68, Jun 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

JerseyDevilMike, Jun 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

pebbs, Jun 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

MisledTitan, Jun 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

lmz3000, Jun 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

carteravebrew, Jun 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

DruC4, Jun 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

Dkanz, Jun 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

klipper, Jun 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

mcfrazier, Jun 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

JPMcKirk, Jun 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

pagardner, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of WoodBrew
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I haven't had many porters over the last several years but wanted to try this because of its fine reputation and I wasn't disappointed. Very balanced elements of roasted malted, coffee and chocolate flavors with hops to balance. This was medium bodied so you could enjoy a few without feeling overly full. The price and the ABV were both reasonable. IMO this is a very good porter.

WoodBrew, Jun 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Drk93TT, Jun 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

buddydubbs, Jun 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

dwendler, Jun 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

jpbebeau, Jun 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Jupitersample, Jun 09, 2012
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,472 ratings.