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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

5,320 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 5,320
Reviews: 1,868
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 481
Gots: 499 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle (2011)

Thanks for sharing this, NoSignsOfPain!

Black body with a initially sizable, but quickly dissipating light brown head. The beer leaves spots of lace all the way down the glass.

Initially, at its coldest temperature, this isn't the most appealing of aromas. It smells a bit of sherry and oxidation, but fortunately, that seems to mostly disappear as the beer warms. A pleasant enough, though sweet, aroma emerges. The chocolate and roast combination combines nicely at room temperatures.

The flavor is better than the aroma from start to finish. This is a sweet porter. There's quite a bit of chocolate flavor throughout, and it leans sweet as opposed to bitter. There's mild roast throughout as well, but this is more chocolatey than some chocolate stouts I've had.

Medium mouthfeel with ample carbonation.

A very nice American porter. I would very much like to try this one fresh.

ehammond1, Nov 26, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great beer. I blindly grabbed this bottle out of my dad's beer fridge for Thanksgiving. I wasn't expecting to review it as I didn't want to break out my computer during the holiday but it was a great tasting beer so I wanted to get it in.

It smells like roasted/smokey malt with a bit of chocolate. I also smell hops and something metallic. The taste is similar with nice roasted malt and a bit more chocolate than was on the nose. The hops are where this one shines. It's a really great accent that truly compliments the porter. It was surprising and bright. I really enjoyed it.

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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,320 ratings.