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Edmund Fitzgerald Porter | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Edmund Fitzgerald PorterEdmund Fitzgerald Porter
6,492 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

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Ratings: 6,492 |  Reviews: 2,032
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4.32/5  rDev +1.9%

Poured into a pint glass. Black with red edges. Smells like burnt coffee and dark cocoa nibs. So well balanced with big smoky coffee flavor and hints of bitter dark chocolate and caramel. Blend of hop bitters, roasted, burnt malt, and just right carbonation. Very sessionable and very good. Perfect for a chilly fall night.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours out black with a creamy off white head.

The aroma has roasted malt, a bit of chocolate, a hint of dark fruit. Aroma is poor though.

The flavor follows straight coffee and a bit of dark chocolate. It then rolls on and on with more bitterness. It's a very dark and roasty tasting beer. The beer has almost an herbal bitterness that really picks up the beer despite it lack of creaminess.

The flavor are quite good on this beer, and the highlight is the bitterness. It lingers a bit and really helps give the beer a dimension.

Still the flavors are still a bit muted for me.

(Recommend mixing this with Deschuttes Black Butte)

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Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 6,492 ratings
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