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:
#850
Reviews:
2,049
Ratings:
6,568
pDev:
9.91%
Bros Score:
4.29
 
 
Wants:
641
Gots:
1,314
Trade:
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Ratings: 6,568 |  Reviews: 2,049
Photo of dextermcgurk
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of craigbelly
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an almost espresso color. Dark malt and cocoa dominate the aromas. Flavors follow through from the aroma, with tons of chocolate and coffee, offset by a caramel sweetness. Easy drinking with a dry finish.

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

Photo of hommeside2
4.76/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wonderful Porter. Caramelly light, with just right amount of bitterness. A beer for somber or thoughtful occasions alike.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Best by date stamped on label is '05/15/18'.
Clear, deep brown colored body. One finger, light tan and creamy head persists. Some spots of lacing left behind with each sip.
Aroma is dark roasted malts, with a slight char. Dark coffee and dark chocolate add in.
Taste is well balanced with dark roasted malts, dark black coffee, and dark chocolate. Very little bitterness.
Smooth, medium mouth feel. Toward the dry side.
Very well crafted porter. Appearance, aroma, and taste all come together for an enjoyable porter beer experience.

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Photo of pirateclem
4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I’m really not a fan of porter’s normally but this one is damn good. Light dark chocolate and coffee bitterness combined with an almost lightly hoppiness. The balance is awesome and no one flavor steps on the rest. Just a superbly done beer and the best porter I’ve ever had.

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Photo of Ihill58
3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GlennWB
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mkh012
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours near-black with a thin film of tan head.

The nose and taste are roasted malt, bakers chocolate, peanut butter, and faint char.

The mouthfeel is medium. Smooth.

Overall, a model porter. Really opens up as it warms. Very good.

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Photo of LloydDobler
4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bobstockwell
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lanoke12
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blevinsaj
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ritz3314
3.77/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrewshug
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Consumers Beverage. This one’s reputation precedes it. Excellent throughout. Near black pour with tight, creamy beige head, leaves rings of lacing all the way down. Aroma is chocolate, roast malts, coffee. Taste is sweet, chocolate, burnt toast. Feel is creamy and slick. Sweet bitterness lingers. Perfect porter, benchmark for the style.

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Photo of lebriarjr
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrewTheBrew
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.07/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The appearance is black with some very dark brown highlights. The head is creamy tan with long retention, eventually dying down into a film that leaves streaky lacing behind.

The aroma is unsweetened dark chocolate and baking cocoa. Some acrid black coffee. Black licorice and star anise. Burnt toast.

The taste is bitter dark chocolate and black coffee upfront. Follows with burnt toast and hints of toffee. Black licorice and star anise work their way in and provide some mild spiciness. Finishes earthy with just a hint of vanilla, and then a surprising bitterness that lingers of burnt grains and black coffee.

The feel is the lighter side of medium, well-carbonated, smooth. Almost watery momentarily, but rounds out by the finish. Slightly sticky.

Overall, a really solid and enjoyable porter. Very well made.

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Photo of Sable
4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Edmund Fitzgerald Porter is a fine way to get wrecked... Oh, come on, you would have said that too!

Smoky and hoppy at the same time, but the overall character is pretty light. Dark brown, verging on black, keeps a fine cream colored head from pour to finish.

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Photo of cub7
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Msclmctag
4.86/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 6,568 ratings