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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5,556 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,556
Reviews: 1,892
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 504
Gots: 604 | 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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4.13/5  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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

We stopped at D'Arcy McGee's in Buffalo for an evening drink. After listening to our waitress breeze through the typical Irish Pub draft list I was about to go for the stand by Guinness. Luckily I glanced at the rows of taps behind the 2nd bar and asked if they has any seasonals. Ummm Edmund Fitzgerald our waitress mummbled - SOLD says I.
Poured a very dark black color and a full dark tan head. Foam remained throughout and left beautiful sheets of lace clinging to the glass. A little light escapes through the edges of the beer giving this a very nice appearance in the glass.
The aroma has lots of roasted coffee, sweet milk chocolate, and a hint of vanilla at the end.
The flavor has all the same elements, with chocolate, bitter coffee laced throughout. As the flavor develops, and a hit of vanilla and dark fruit like prunes or candied plum.
Mouthfeel is very nice and creamy, smooth and easy to drink.
One of the better porters I’ve had and worthy of its high marks and ranking (#84 Top Beers - United States, #3 American Porter at time of review).

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Appearance: black with ruby hues coming through in the light, thick mocha colored head that lingered a good while, nice lacing

Smell: Chocolate, dark fruits (dark cherry or plum), roasted malt, slight coffee aroma

Taste: caramel roasted malt, bitter chocolate, coffee notes, smokey aftertaste

Mouth Feel: somewhat dry and creamy, medium bodied

Overall: Great porter, not too sweet but leaning more on the bitter side but not overly so. Very drinkable beer. Looks great, smells great, and tastes great.

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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,556 ratings.