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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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5,663 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,663
Reviews: 1,912
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 517
Gots: 687 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-09-2001

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It pours black and thick with reddish hues splashed about the pint, ¾” of tan colored head top the beer. The Belgian lacing isn’t pronounced but it is still present.
Smell: Eddy smells delicious the nose is blasted with chocolate, roasted, and smoky notes. There are even slight amount of hops and dark fruit.
Taste: The taste of Eddy Fitz is typical of a porter just intensified to make it a little better than most I would say. The taste is along the lines of the aroma with chocolate and roasted and smoky notes, I am getting bitterness in the back of the tongue.
Mouthfeel: This beer is right where I would expect a porter to be rather easy drinking in comparison to a stout but a bit on the thicker side when next to most brown ales.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slightly viscous, black liquid with a creamy khaki head. Great retention and lacing.

Smell ranges from raisins covered in dark chocolate, to bittersweet espresso. Tobacco, woodsmoke, tarragon, deep rich molasses, leather then prominent cascade pine.

Bittersweet flavors of cocoa nibs and dark roasted coffee work with big roasted, smoky flavors. Ripe plums lead into woody pine and light citrus. Solid bitterness follows.

Very smooth, light coarse carbonation.

An ideal Porter. Must try!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Owen and Engine in Chicago. Pours a dark cola color with tightly bubbled head and good lacing. Aromas are rather subdued with notes of chocolate, coffee, dark roasted malt, and a hint of bacon. Taste is cocoa, espresso, mild hop bitterness, with some smokeyness. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy with dry finish. A very nice subtle but complex American Porter.

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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,663 ratings.