Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

Edmund Fitzgerald Porter | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Edmund Fitzgerald PorterEdmund Fitzgerald Porter
6,519 Ratings
Edmund Fitzgerald PorterEdmund Fitzgerald Porter

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States

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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 6,519 |  Reviews: 2,038
Photo of johnhiltz
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of cck5
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Beastcpa
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Durandal_777
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of canonguy14
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of yummybeer
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of chucksim
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Snooprobirob
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of emyers
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

 819 characters

Photo of Sean45812
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of CWVegas
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of EdVandenberg
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of mre4b
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Etj
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of kilobees
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Bartos
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of MattHagberg
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Jho3325
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of treznor
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of McNazz
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of ScotNH
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of JWalterWeatherman
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of mikefuski17
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of TheEvilGenius
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of TahoeTweezed
4.75/5  rDev +12%

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.