Edmund Fitzgerald Porter | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Edmund Fitzgerald PorterEdmund Fitzgerald Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
greatlakesbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Robust and complex, our Porter is a bittersweet tribute to the legendary freighter's fallen crew--taken too soon when the gales of November came early.

37 IBUs

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-09-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,568
Reviews:
2,068
Ratings:
6,644
pDev:
9.91%
 
 
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647
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1,365
Trade:
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Ratings: 6,644 |  Reviews: 2,068
Photo of brandoneast
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BleuDave
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Unclevince
4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bucrogers26th
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tammyyogi1
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Richardalways21
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very tasty. Dark porter but smoothe. The best of great lakes

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Photo of OhioBeerFan
4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jlswen2945
4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ncdevildog97
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice option. I like Founders better though.

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Photo of Azdirtmover
4.52/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Total wine had a truckload of their beer shipped to Arizona.Never sent here before.A good solid porter that I wish would be available on a regular basis.Tastes superb with homemade hot ass Arizona chili

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Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When in Cleveland.... This iconic porter pours a clear cola colour - deep brown trying to be black with 1/2 finger tan to mocha head. Aroma is robust roasty with coffee dominant, almost burnt - a little hint of a slightly metallic smell. Taste follows with robust burnt sugar, coffee bitterness, mild hop presence - balances well. Well carbonated with surprisingly thin yet appropriate mouthfeel. Really good.

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Photo of Liquorsmurf
4.54/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Im suprrised this is a porter. Reminds me of a less creamy guiness but in a good way.

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Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tshane
2.87/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.25

Appearance: didn't see it in darkness broken only by a kitchen nightlite. Saw it a while ago and it's dark and pretty.

Aroma: roasty, slightly molasses/sweet but burnt.

Taste: hops, burnt character overbalanced by bitterness. Hoppy aftertaste that lingers unpleasantly. Not a fan of the new and spreading American hops fetish.

Mouthfeel: like a medium-bodied porter beer.

Overall: Too bitter to be fully enjoyable. Promises sweetness in the nose but disappoints hop haters.

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Photo of Wolvmar
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint at Sidecar in Birmingham. Really liked this full review next time.

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Photo of trygelski1
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevolb19
4.01/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nackman
3.84/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tp1962
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JimboBrews54
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From what I can remember this was one of my first introductions to the style, this one is worth another try but definitely a good one. I just can remember some of the taste and that is all that matters. It might get a higher rating if it did not remind me so much of a Guinness want to be.

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Photo of Micheal_McCann
4.84/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gongfu
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KurtisCarman
3.55/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EMV
3.83/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Dark, dark brown pour... nearly black with 2 fingers of foamy tannish head. Great lacing.

S: Roast and coffee mixed with burned sugars.

T/F: Follows the nose. Roasted grains/malts and sweet burned sugars. Coffee and dark cocoa... Bitter roast and mild hops play nicely with the dark sugars giving a complex and balanced brew. Medium to light bodied... well carbonated. The finish is more bitter roast and sweet sugars.

O: A really nice porter, and easy to see why this is one of Great Lakes flagship beers.

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Photo of jbertsch
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 6,644 ratings