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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

5,025 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 5,025
Reviews: 1,843
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 472
Gots: 389 | FT: 20
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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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-16-2011 05:36:21 | More by Neffbeer
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syrupjoe

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into pint glass.

Pours ruby brown with creamy taupe one finger head and great consistent lacing.

Nose gives off chocolate, roast, and light toffee and oak notes.

Taste is of slightly burnt/chocolate malt, with slight alcohol astringency. Slightly sweet.

Medium body with moderate carbonation and a decent amount of sweetness.

Overall a very pleasant, well-rounded porter. I highly enjoyed it, and will be drinking it in the future!

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 04:56:05 | More by syrupjoe
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teyuders

Ohio

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-16-2011 04:09:18 | More by teyuders
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-16-2011 03:29:41 | More by Blanco
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RyanPS

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-16-2011 01:09:34 | More by RyanPS
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coz

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-16-2011 00:46:23 | More by coz
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

We stopped at D'Arcy McGee's in Buffalo for an evening drink. After listening to our waitress breeze through the typical Irish Pub draft list I was about to go for the stand by Guinness. Luckily I glanced at the rows of taps behind the 2nd bar and asked if they has any seasonals. Ummm Edmund Fitzgerald our waitress mummbled - SOLD says I.
Poured a very dark black color and a full dark tan head. Foam remained throughout and left beautiful sheets of lace clinging to the glass. A little light escapes through the edges of the beer giving this a very nice appearance in the glass.
The aroma has lots of roasted coffee, sweet milk chocolate, and a hint of vanilla at the end.
The flavor has all the same elements, with chocolate, bitter coffee laced throughout. As the flavor develops, and a hit of vanilla and dark fruit like prunes or candied plum.
Mouthfeel is very nice and creamy, smooth and easy to drink.
One of the better porters I’ve had and worthy of its high marks and ranking (#84 Top Beers - United States, #3 American Porter at time of review).

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2011 23:32:18 | More by BigBry
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Crundy

Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: black with ruby hues coming through in the light, thick mocha colored head that lingered a good while, nice lacing

Smell: Chocolate, dark fruits (dark cherry or plum), roasted malt, slight coffee aroma

Taste: caramel roasted malt, bitter chocolate, coffee notes, smokey aftertaste

Mouth Feel: somewhat dry and creamy, medium bodied

Overall: Great porter, not too sweet but leaning more on the bitter side but not overly so. Very drinkable beer. Looks great, smells great, and tastes great.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 22:41:52 | More by Crundy
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HillbillyBike

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-15-2011 21:43:10 | More by HillbillyBike
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gdhawley

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-15-2011 20:31:09 | More by gdhawley
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grizmo8

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-15-2011 20:15:46 | More by grizmo8
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brycevolk

Ohio

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-15-2011 18:26:20 | More by brycevolk
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ninner00

Ohio

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-15-2011 17:57:29 | More by ninner00
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randomdanger

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-15-2011 15:51:46 | More by randomdanger
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eerbayman

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-15-2011 11:50:46 | More by eerbayman
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ScreamForMe

Washington

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-15-2011 07:38:19 | More by ScreamForMe
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Geno78

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-15-2011 05:28:24 | More by Geno78
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hyuga

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-15-2011 05:22:29 | More by hyuga
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rjacobs6

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-15-2011 05:19:49 | More by rjacobs6
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Pellinore1

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-15-2011 05:07:03 | More by Pellinore1
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patm1986

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-15-2011 04:48:51 | More by patm1986
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mcorwin

Ohio

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-15-2011 04:20:14 | More by mcorwin
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spankdog42

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-15-2011 03:52:22 | More by spankdog42
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tat2dhllblly

Ohio

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-15-2011 03:52:16 | More by tat2dhllblly
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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-15-2011 02:54:52 | More by Lawnboy33
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,025 ratings.