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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,347 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 5,347
Reviews: 1,872
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 483
Gots: 502 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass
Best before: 1/24/15

A: Pours a very dark brown, slightly darker then cola colored, with 1.5 fingers width of light tan head. Head has decent retention before dissipating down, and leaves some small patches of lacing. 4

S: Aroma is roasted malts, black coffee, and semi-sweet chocolate. I also get some lactose like heavy cream notes, and a smoky char character. Great nose. 4.5

T: Like the nose it is roasty, but unlike the nose there is a big herbaceous, oak like character as well. Smokey char, hints of cocoa, and bitter coffee on the finish. 4.25

M/D: Medium bodied, carbonation a bit high for my preference and thus not terribly smooth, but drinkability is great. 3.75

O: Pretty much everything I look for in a porter. One of the best ‘standard’ porters out there in my opinion. Always a pleasure to drink. Glad I finally got around to reviewing it. Highly recommend. 4.5

zac16125, Oct 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

One of the best porters.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.64/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass at 50 degrees F.

A: Pours a deep, dark brown, but clear enough to see through. What little head forms is thin and quickly dissipates, though the beer leaves nice lacing on the glass for a moment ere it slides back into the liquid.

S: Slightly smoky dark roasted coffee and 90%+ dark chocolate riding a charred grain malt aroma, with some hints of sweetness around the edges.

T: Oh, that's malty. Dark, charred roasted grain, deliciously bitter, with the black roasted coffee and extra-dark chocolate notes clearly present. There are some hints of campfire smoke and cherry wood, or at least the flavor I get off of meat smoked over cherry wood. The finish is a deeply satisfying bitter roasted grain.

M: While rich, the mouthfeel is surprisingly light, given the nose and flavor profile. It manages to feel light and drinkable, without being too watery.

O: This is just a good, solid porter. Whenever I meet someone who doesn't yet know what a porter is, I introduce them to the style with this beer. It generally changes expectations as to what a porter should be.

UrbanCaveman, Oct 08, 2014
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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,347 ratings.