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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-09-2001)
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Nearly black body with a small cream colored head. Settles to nothing quickly with a bit of lace.

Smell - Chocolate roast malts with a healthy dose of caramel goodness to keep it interesting. A little bit sweet smelling.

Taste - A solid background flavor of caramel that is sustained from start to finish. In the middle the roasted malts begin to build and culminate with a dark chocolate at almost lactose sweetness in the finish. Bitter at the same time. Interesting and complex.

Mouthfeel - I don't like that lactose note, because it lingers with the bitterness. Otherwise, nice body and quite drinkable. Sort of a dry finish, also.

Overall - Solid beer in every way. I'm not the most experience porter drinker, so maybe I'm missing some of the nuances. I will need to research the style further...

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.74/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Served at 55f.

Oil black with just the slenderest sliver of safety orange light at the bottom and a 2 finger latte foam head.

Aroma of smoky roasted caramel malt, coffee, chocolate all harmonized in perfect proportion .

Mouthfeel: medium full

Taste: coffee, smoke, chocolate. No fruitiness or diacetyl and dry lingering finish.

Notes: phenomenal and my favorite American Beer. This beer reminds me of Fuller's London Porter which reminds me of Edmund Fitzgerald. The smokiness, coffee and cocoa make for a toe curling concoction that is irresistible.

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
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!

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