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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5,542 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,542
Reviews: 1,890
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 502
Gots: 591 | FT: 22
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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4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into duvel snifter
A - pours jet black, with huge expresso head, stays for a while, really good lacing
S - coffee, roasty malts, maybe a little bit of dark fruits
T - best tasting porter ever IMO, starts out with roasty malts, a tiny hint of dark fruits, and then finishes with a hint of coffee/hop bitterness that makes it perfectly balanced
M - smooth, easy to drink, feels like velvet
O - absolutely amazing porter, definetly the best I have had, although I have not had founder's

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4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown color with a short lived off-white head that recedes with a thin residual layer. There was some slight lacing of the glass.

A slight nose with hints of hops and malt.

Flavor is light-- hops comingled with toasted malt with sprites of coffee and some caramel..

Mouthfeel is cordial- as if a coverlet envelopes the palate.

Overall- a very satisfying porter-- well worth the effort to find this one.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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

A: The beer pours a very dark brown with not much head at all. The tiny bit of head that is visible is white and sort of just floats on the top of the beer.

S: This smells very nice. It has a very strong chocolate scent with a nice bit of roasted malt. There is also a bit of coffee.

T: The first drink I take, I get a lot of chocolate and coffee, but then the more the beer lingers on my tongue you start to get a lot more malt.

M: This to me is the worst part of the beer. It is still pretty good, but a little too carbonated. it burns on the tongue and the back of the throat.

O: This beer is just amazing. The taste is just so amazing and blows me away.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for this bottle

Review adapted from notes taken 12/31/11

Appearance: Dark brown, nearly black, pretty clear - thin tan head, fades pretty quickly but leaves some nice lacing

Smell: Burnt, charred, roasted, smoky - chocolate malts, baker's chocolate, coffee - burnt malts, but the malts smell a bit thin, weak - better as it warms up

Taste: Burnt - char, smoke - dark and bittersweet chocolate, coffee grounds, vanilla - very dry - malts are totally burnt with some caramel - some sweetness, some herbal hops - some sweetness

Mouthfeel: Light to medium, very dry, smooth

Overall: Very good, but far from legendary

I wouldn't say that this beer has a lot of hype, since it is readily available, but it does have quite a reputation. Honestly, I was a little disappointed. It's a solid porter, a great representation of the style, but there are other, widely available porters that are better.

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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,542 ratings.