Edmund Fitzgerald Porter | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Edmund Fitzgerald PorterEdmund Fitzgerald Porter
BA SCORE
4.24/5
6,490 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
Ranking:
#799
Reviews:
2,031
Ratings:
6,490
pDev:
9.91%
Bros Score:
4.29
 
 
Wants:
632
Gots:
1,272
Trade:
23
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Best by date of 07/31/14

Appearance - Pours a deep, dark ruby brown with a khaki colored finger's worth of head. Fair retention, resulting in a broken layer of suds on the surface. Lacing is spotty at best, with little stick.

Smell - Aroma comes through with notes of milk chocolate, mocha, nutty character, and touches of earth.

Taste - Follows the nose to an extent. Chocolate with fair roasted malt qualities. Touches of smoke. Nice balance. Hints of earth creep in near the finish, along with a bit more smoke and a light, lingering mocha quality.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light, prickly carbonation. Goes down with nice smoothness and, oddly enough, it's somewhat refreshing.

Overall - The Legendary Edmund! Not the best porter I've had, but it's up there, and I can see why it's been one of the standard bearers for the style for as long as it has. Drinks somewhere between Rogue's Mocha Porter and Mad River's Steelhead Scotch Porter.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One word...awesome! Another great beer from Great Lakes. This porter was poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Nice roasty, sweet smell you would expect from a good porter. Poured a great dark brown/ black color with a good, lasting tan head. Taste was complex, malty, and dark chocolate flavored with the roasted barley really coming through at the end. Nice mouthful of beer, but after two you would be full. Overall, this is an awesome porter that I definitely recommend.

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Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 6,490 ratings
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