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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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5,451 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,451
Reviews: 1,881
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.09%
Wants: 491
Gots: 542 | 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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5/5  rDev +17.4%

thebouch01, Nov 14, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

JRod1969, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

ej285701, Nov 14, 2011
5/5  rDev +17.4%

TEAMHOLT, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

throwback, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

dnh2, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of SaintJonah
5/5  rDev +17.4%

SaintJonah, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of seanwhite
4/5  rDev -6.1%

seanwhite, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of tjkinate
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been a while since I've had a great porter.

A: Beer pours a dark brown and is topped with a beautiful 2+ fingered frothy tan head that displaced solid retention and lots of lacing.

S: Semi-sweet chocolate malts and earthy notes are in the forefront, followed nicely by coffee notes and a solid hop profile.

T: Taste is solid, reminded me a lot of my favorite American porter, Black Butte. Did find the bitterness from the hops a bit strong, due to it overwhelming the other flavors.

M: Medium/light, slightly dry.

O: A very good porter that I will definitely seek out again in the future.

tjkinate, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of funkel81
4/5  rDev -6.1%

funkel81, Nov 14, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Jspriest, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

sbricker, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

hu5om, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

rsitarski, Nov 14, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

shuajw, Nov 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

bpfrush, Nov 14, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

kuhndog, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Hughesed, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

DocDownUnder, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

sacrelicio, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Boozeisfood
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was the first beer that got me into this style and others alike, i wouldn't be doing it any justice if i described it as being anything less then awsome! The taste is quite malty with an almost unsweetend coffee flavor followed by an exceptionaly hoppy finish. 1-2 finger head. this beer is definetly good down to the last drop. If you appreciate a great Porter i urge you to get on deck with this one.

Boozeisfood, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

bombadil, Nov 14, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I've always seen Great Lakes around, going to college in Pittsburgh, but never tried any of their beers until now. Now I'm sad to have waited this long.

Wow, this was beautiful. Poured it into a pint glass, and I saw two fingers of light tan head. The body of the beer is black, but when held up to the light, you can actually see through it, which is interesting for a porter. The lacing covers the glass, minus the random "swiss cheese holes".

The smell is exciting. Slight coffee equally mixed with bittersweet chocolate, a little smoky. Not the strongest scent I've smelled from a beer, but it's big and bold, yet laid back.

The taste lives up to the aroma, and then some. There's an interesting sweetness on the front, the chocolate comes through in the middle, the coffee of the back end, and then a smoky aftertaste brings up the rear.

The mouthfeel may be just a little too foamy for my liking. But maybe it helps the taste come out, so I don't really mind it.

Overall, this is a great beer, and I think I would put it up there on with the best, despite what some people may say. I was a skeptic at first, but I am pleased to say the least.

troysoy2, Nov 13, 2011
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3.38/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle thanks to SpdKilz, appreciate it man. Dark black color, good head. The aroma is smoky sort of, dark malts and a hint of smoke like a burnt match, average. The flavor is better, roasty porter with a hint of chocolate and coffee. I'm not sure why this is a top beer, tastes like an average porter to me.

ArrogantB, Nov 12, 2011
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4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best buy date of 6/27/11, poured into a NB globe.

Edmund pours a deep brown but not quite black color. A booming mocha head appeared from an aggresive pour but quickly fell back into the brew. Sticky lacing on the glass, looks very good.

Nice amount of chocolate and coffee in the nose. Lots of roasted malt notes in the aroma as well. Taste is much of the same. Lots of roasted malt and hints of chocolate. The coffee aspect adds a bit of bitterness in the finish. Very enjoyable.

Body is medium/full with medium carbonation.

Even with some age this is a great porter. Glad I got the chance to try it out.

BennyL1, Nov 12, 2011
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,451 ratings.