Edmund Fitzgerald Porter | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Edmund Fitzgerald PorterEdmund Fitzgerald Porter
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4.24/5
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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:
#867
Reviews:
2,052
Ratings:
6,581
pDev:
9.91%
Bros Score:
4.29
 
 
Wants:
642
Gots:
1,327
Trade:
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Ratings: 6,581 |  Reviews: 2,052
Photo of Lanoke12
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blevinsaj
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ritz3314
3.77/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrewshug
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Consumers Beverage. This one’s reputation precedes it. Excellent throughout. Near black pour with tight, creamy beige head, leaves rings of lacing all the way down. Aroma is chocolate, roast malts, coffee. Taste is sweet, chocolate, burnt toast. Feel is creamy and slick. Sweet bitterness lingers. Perfect porter, benchmark for the style.

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Photo of lebriarjr
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrewTheBrew
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.07/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The appearance is black with some very dark brown highlights. The head is creamy tan with long retention, eventually dying down into a film that leaves streaky lacing behind.

The aroma is unsweetened dark chocolate and baking cocoa. Some acrid black coffee. Black licorice and star anise. Burnt toast.

The taste is bitter dark chocolate and black coffee upfront. Follows with burnt toast and hints of toffee. Black licorice and star anise work their way in and provide some mild spiciness. Finishes earthy with just a hint of vanilla, and then a surprising bitterness that lingers of burnt grains and black coffee.

The feel is the lighter side of medium, well-carbonated, smooth. Almost watery momentarily, but rounds out by the finish. Slightly sticky.

Overall, a really solid and enjoyable porter. Very well made.

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Photo of Sable
4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Edmund Fitzgerald Porter is a fine way to get wrecked... Oh, come on, you would have said that too!

Smoky and hoppy at the same time, but the overall character is pretty light. Dark brown, verging on black, keeps a fine cream colored head from pour to finish.

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Photo of cub7
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Msclmctag
4.86/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Fsparverius
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dr_Gonzo
4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a clear glass. Has a dark brown color, almost the color of cola, and a thick light tan head.

Smells heavily of coffee and roasted malt. Notes of cinnamon, vanilla, cocoa, and cream.

Has a nice "roasty flavor" of barley and coffee beans, supplemented by smoke, dark fruit, licorice, chocolate, and vanilla. Feels excellently smooth and robust on the palette.

It's fantastic.

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Photo of Bark0707
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottyB515
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeftyMike
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Roasty, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits

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Photo of -steve-
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HawkeyeJosh
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duncian
3.68/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cordyceps
3.8/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mateo2699
3.89/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 6,581 ratings