Edmund Fitzgerald Porter | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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6,457 Ratings
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
Ratings:
6,457
Reviews:
2,021
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
9.86%
 
 
Wants:
629
Gots:
1,247
For Trade:
24
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Photo of uncleotis
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChilliHeights
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Very nice Porter from GLBC as are most of the beers. Love to support the home town breweries. Nice dark color and great mouth feel and finish.

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Photo of jphallenbeck
4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

As a dark beer fan from Rochester NY, this was my first favorite beer. I still hold it in high regard and will occasionally get a 6-pack at Wegmans when I want something dark that isn't too expensive.

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Photo of joshautry
2.24/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of blissfulNemo
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dharmelink
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jsalz21
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerSexLove
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It seems rather poetic to be sipping on this pleasing porter on a grey, chilly, Saturday afternoon.

It's a slow unfolding, releasing warmer scents and tastes as it settles. I'm enjoying the carbonated creaminess and the rich color is quite satisfying as well.

Simple pleasures.....ah......

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Photo of JohnnyLaw
2.93/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Meh, this is average....look and taste are average...lingering aftertaste is kind of a turn off along with feel. Feels like what I ASSUME a stinky sock feel would be (stale). Most porters feel this way to me so I rank this as a 'meh'...

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Photo of mpbuckley
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of 24680
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I think this is perfect.

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Photo of tvenne
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of LeRose
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours close enough to black that the brown highlights hardly matter. Brief foamy head that left a thin cap floating atop the beer.

On the nose, the first impact is chocolate followed by roasty malt. As it warmed up a little, there was a hint of sweetness.

The taste is very good. Taste leads with malt, but eventually is taken over by a slightly sweet chocolate note that is strong on the chocolate. Right on the finish there is a notable floral presence and a bit of a bitter bite that I assume is amplified some by whatever hops are used. All in all, a clean tasting, well crafted porter.

The feel has a bit of carbonation "sting" to it, but the general feel is smooth and almost creamy. Not too thick on the body - medium at best which is fine for the style. There is a little lingering chalky feel and a residual flavor of chocolate that gets a bit sweeter as it fades.

Overall, this is a very good porter. Whether it is worthy of the hype is debatable in my mind. I can't say I have had better, but I have certainly had at least two equals. Good beer, highly recommended.

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

Photo of travelguy
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Stefko
3.78/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeMarinello
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kash2112
3.59/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of codytwo
3/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Photo of Stevem68
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of B33rcules
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of caburdette51
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.26 out of 5 based on 6,457 ratings.
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