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:
#864
Reviews:
2,051
Ratings:
6,578
pDev:
9.91%
Bros Score:
4.29
 
 
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645
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1,322
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Ratings: 6,578 |  Reviews: 2,051
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4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of DigitGrowler
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

Photo of Keshinko
3.87/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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4.81/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Jmar25
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Harrison8
4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a finger of khaki foam that fades fairly quickly leaving behind a few strands of lacing. Aroma is toasted, nutted, biscuit, earthy malts. Herbal, and pine hops give it a little hoppy zing, but nothing that tips the scales out of favor of the malts. Flavor profile is smooth notes of toasted, nutted, biscuit, earth, and caramel malts that blend together to form a splendid porter. Hints of herbal and pine hops further deepen the flavor profile. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a crisp, liveliness that rewards every sip. Overall, a lovely porter with a diverse array of malts. The diversity of malts along with a small addition of hops keeps this beer drinking splendidly smooth and well-balanced.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 6,578 ratings