Edmund Fitzgerald Porter | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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4.24/5
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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:
#882
Reviews:
2,058
Ratings:
6,596
pDev:
9.91%
Bros Score:
4.29
 
 
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Ratings: 6,596 |  Reviews: 2,058
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zopiac
3.33/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of deg
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PatrickLipaj
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kcc
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Prankk
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tonydarkbeer
4.95/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My go to Porter, and honestly, the one by which I have been judging others. The aroma is malty, almost bready. The color is gorgeous dark with a bit of head going to lace. The flavor is, to me, layers of different malts and char, complex but approachable. The mouth feel is quintessential Porter, not thin or stout thick, just the right amount of carbonation. Overall, the beer that, after drinking on multiple occasions, you look forward to the next one.

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Photo of smaddock
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.86/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. The third part of a mix pack that contained 3 of 4 brewskis I always wanted to try. The first two were good but a bit overrated. This one sorta falls into a similar category. I said that these beer averages really just speak to the strength of the Great Lakes brand - especially to Beeradvocate users. This is a solid, solid porter but damn that's a high rating. Tried and true nose and flavor. Leaning towards the lighter side in both areas. Follow suit with the others.

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

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.25/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

"Enjoy by 10/10/16"; drank 7/6/16 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque dark brown appearance.

A rough pour yielded a small khaki head; nice lace.

Dark roast coffee bean, fresh earth, burnt caramel & faint cream notes in the nose. Enticing!

Medium mouthfeel.

Cream & dark roast coffee bean flavors up front; hop bite on the finish.

The nose promised porter bliss, but the simplified flavor disappointed & the hop bite mixed in gave this a pickle juice aftertaste. Too bad...

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beersampler6
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice smooth, drinkable porter. Dark brown, almost black color with some tan head and a little lingering lacing. Smells of dark coffee and malt. Tastes of dark coffee roast, sweet malt, caramel and a little vanilla and chocolate. Barely any hops presence. Smooth clean finish with mild mouthfeel and just the right amount of carbonation throughout.

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4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of davisrs
3.58/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

NOTE: I compare all other beers to Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale; there may be better out there, but many that are worse.
This gives a full 2 finger aromatic beige head that lasts.
The color is opaque black. You can not see through a glass of this beer!
There is plenty of sweet aroma from malt as well as some piney hops.
There is plenty of taste from the roasted malt which is a bitter acid taste which totally belies the sweet aroma!!!!
Very little citrus/pine/bitter coffee at the beginning of the palate that follows through to the end. Flavor is full throughout the palate.
Overall, has full, rich flavors, and aroma, but I would rather have my Ale than a Porter.

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Photo of Spaten454
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DanielBeard
4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Opaque blackish brown with a thin beige head. Looks like a porter should.

Smell: Sweet and a little smoky. Pleasant.

Taste: More bitter than the smell would let on. Oaky and acidic with the slightest chocolate aftertaste.

Overall: Another strong contribution from Great Lakes. Porters aren't usually among my favorite styles, but this one is true to the form while remaining remarkably drinkable.

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4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of MakeMeATaco
3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 6,596 ratings