Edmund Fitzgerald Porter | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Edmund Fitzgerald PorterEdmund Fitzgerald Porter
6,490 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another GLB triumph. Poured into a stemless wineglass to swirl.

A; Deep, dark brown with ruby highlights. I didn't get the big crown or the lacing others reported. So, I love the color and weight, but have seen nicer looking porters.

S: The nose is spice, coffee and chocolate. Dark bread malt background. Raisins. Good after dinner, or dessert beer.

T: The flavor follows the smell: dark malty with coffee and chocolate. Simply delicious. I get grass, hay, prune, raisin too, and a hoppy tingle finish. Great complex flavors, good meditation beer.

F Great body and weight as with all Great Lakes. Goes down easy, sessionable. Pleasant finish.

This is my 4th Great Lakes beer, and I understand they finished # 3 in "Top 50 American Breweries" list.

As good as any other American porter. This beer definitely gets better as it warms and over time. It finishes strong and tempts you to follow with another. Great winter beer also.

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

Superb chocolaty and burnt coffee flavors. Just the right amount of bitterness. Maybe just a bit thin in the body, but that's the only shortcoming. Not quite as bitter and more sweet than many porters. I can see this beer as going great with food. Very easy drinking, making this as good for summer days as winter. A very solid drinker. Did not let me down.

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Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 6,490 ratings
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