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Edmund Fitzgerald Porter | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
4.24/5
Exceptional
6,519 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:
#805
Reviews:
2,038
Ratings:
6,519
pDev:
9.91%
Bros Score:
4.29
 
 
Wants:
634
Gots:
1,291
Trade:
23
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep ruby-brown color with a thick 2 inch beige head. Great head retention, leaves a nice lacing down the glass.

Smell: Bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, some caramel. Maybe just a touch of piney hops.

Taste: Similar to the smell but with even more depth. Dark chocolate, roasted barley, rich caramel, some toasted grains. A touch of bittering hops on the finish. Extremely balanced. This is what a porter should taste like.

Mouthfeel: Incredibly smooth. Medium body, medium-to-low carbonation level. Spot on.

Overall: This is the quintessential porter. While there may be (very few) porters I like more out there that are a little bolder or more experimental, this really embodies everything that a porter should bring to the table.

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Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 6,519 ratings
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