Edmund Fitzgerald Porter | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
95
world-class
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:
628
Gots:
1,247
For Trade:
24
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,457 |  Reviews: 2,021
Photo of dacrza1
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

DATE: April 27, 2017... OCCASION: uncapping an Ohio classic--how haven't I had this already?!--as I expect the Browns to finally find a classic of their own (Myles Garrett?)... GLASSWARE: Stoudt's autographed pint...pours a nice, dark body that floats a thick brown head, fluffy and effervescent enough... brilliant, thick chocolate, coffee bean, roasted toffee, slight caramel, suppressed hoppiness--slight citrus, yes... boldly announces itself at just 5.8% ABV... instantaneous warmth, with a thick creaminess that acts as a dessert unto itself... peat and chocolate linger at the finish, while teeth buzz with hoppy presence.... medium-bodied, tremendously drinkable... avoids the cola cliche of lesser porters, with the sweet, peaty finish that evokes a scotch ale...caramel, coffee, oak, and soft vanilla--a lot packed into this one... versatile, powerful, rewarding--like Myles Garrett?--and another victory for one of the best things going for Cleveland... what a great everyday porter, as the style was no doubt intended to be...

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

Photo of user785335
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ferretferret
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Casey_L
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Gravewalker
4.74/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ilovewaffles
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BuckyNBeer
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elec
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveCash
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SlothBeard
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SteveJeremy
3.52/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of soundaurora
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of captaincoffee
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a fairly clear deep brown with good-sized khaki head that lasts and lasts, leaving good lace. Nose is really nice...fresh roasted barley and coffee comes through strong for a 6% beer. Taste is not as big as the nose, but well rounded malt and roasted flavors, a bit of caramel and coffee as well. Mouthfeel is a bit thin in comparison to the smell and taste. Better as it warms.Overall, a great beer that I'd love to see a bit "thicker" somehow.

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

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

Photo of handmuffin
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served from bottle into glass at home. Pours black with strong sepia colored head. Somewhat underwhelming mild roasted malt aroma with hint of coffee. What was lacking in aroma is more than made up for in flavor. Classic porter taste, creamy roasty toasty malt and subdued chocolate and coffee notes. Low medium bitterness, like dark chocolate and no detectable hops. Smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation and superb drinkability.

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Photo of Dactrius
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Profundobaso
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L - dark caramel brown, but still slightly translucent under the light. little to no head
S - very complex. coffee, vanilla, toffee, and some dried fruit
T - initially tastes a little like burned coffee, but not in a bad way. full flavor of the coffee and smokiness comes through after, along with the roasted malts as well
F - medium mouthfeel, but complex beer overall, yet still refreshing and easily drinkable. carbonation is also just right. this beer seems to have paradoxical qualities. i don't know how they do it, but it certainly works for me
O - an excellent porter, and one of the best around. there really isn't much more i can ask from this beer

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Photo of Curt3
4.66/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sokol_1993
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally tried it. More bitterness from the hop than I thought it'd be. Overall, a great brew, but the hoppiness really showed that this is an American beer.

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Photo of MasterRigger
3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gdutch
3.92/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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