Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 5,134 | Reviews: 1,851 | Display Reviews Only:
4.47/5 rDev +4.9%
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 very close to a "perfect" porter.
01-28-2012 11:58:12 | More by John1985
4.45/5 rDev +4.5%
A-Dark black/brown with a light tan head that fades quickly and sticks in clumps to the side of the glass.
S-Strong smell of alcohol at first, followed by coffee.
T-Chocolate, coffee. Very inviting. A little bittersweet, very delicious.
M-A tad thinner than I would have expected, but very good. Aftertaste lingers for quite some time and makes you want to have sip after sip.
O-An outstanding beer. One of the best beers I've ever had, let alone porters. An absolute must-have.
01-28-2012 01:44:46 | More by mpmckenn
4.6/5 rDev +8%
This beer is delicious, but even better on tap.
A: Dark black/brown with dirty white/tan head.
S: Sweeter fruity, but also bitter chocolate. Mellow burnt coffee.
T: Incredible. Roasted malt and burnt coffee sweetened with heavy cream. Hops poke their heads in to say "Hi" before the finish comes on with toasty sweetness. Never too bitter or too sweet, this porter is truly a great beer.
M: Smooth, medium carbonation. Finishes rather dry and crisp. Invites you to take more sips.
D: Very drinkable. Good with food, even as a session beer for the evening.
O: A damn good beer, one of my favorite beers, and possibly my favorite porters. Can't go wrong having this beer on hand.
01-27-2012 06:54:50 | More by markmiller
4.55/5 rDev +6.8%
Man, what a beer. This has enough flavor to hang with the RISs, but doesn't have the sugar to reduce the drinkability. Pretty roasty for a porter, but the fruitiness really lets you know this isn't a stout. I wish we could get this in CT - it would be a regular purchase. Thanks, Dan!
01-26-2012 20:23:09 | More by BenZ
4.28/5 rDev +0.5%
A: It is a very dark chocolate brown and has a one finger white head that melts away very quickly.
S: It has a very alcoholic smell at first but has a nice bitter aroma with tones of coffee.
T: The first taste that hits the palette is a bitter taste that comes from the grains and a little hops. A nice coffee taste is right behind the bitter flavor in beer.
M: It has perfect carbonation. The retention in the beer is a little light but nearly perfect.
O: A very good beer. Worth trying but I don't know if it is one of the best in the world.
01-24-2012 03:21:24 | More by jvillefan
4.03/5 rDev -5.4%
A - Beautiful black color with brown/amber tones...for as dark as it is you can still see through...nice head...a thin layer lingers and some slight lacing
S - Freshly roasted coffee, burnt caramel/toffee, Dark chocolate, and a hint of smoke all culminate to make a gorgeous aroma
T - All of the above aromas come through in a symphony of dark and roasted malts. A bit of sweat creaminess helps to balance things out. The hops are definitely present. A little more bitter than I would prefer but still fairly balanced. I just tend to prefer more malt-forward dark ales.
M - Nice medium-full body. The carbonation is a little stinging but okay. Slight creamy/oily feel is nice.
Overall - A delicious porter...possibly the best I've ever had. Another success for the brewers at GLBC!! If you see it, buy it and drink it! Its good...
Notes - Definitely listen to GLBCs bottle label recommendations for serving temperature. This beer shines at near room temp. If you start cold you will notice it gets better and better as it warms.
01-23-2012 20:55:58 | More by HopHeadRyan
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,134 ratings.