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Edmund Fitzgerald Porter | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Edmund Fitzgerald PorterEdmund Fitzgerald Porter
6,506 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: 6,506 |  Reviews: 2,034
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.69/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Pours thin with not much head. Appearance is a deep brown, but slightly translucent. Smells a hint of coffee and roasted malt. Tastes fairly bland with a thin mouthfeel. Good flavor, just a little light. Good beer, wouldn't buy a case or anything though

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a deep deep dark brown, near black. Produces a finger of light chocolate/caramel colored head with good retention and nice lacing.

S - Light/sweet roasty bitter malts, coffee, chocolate, mild vanilla, slightly smokey.

T - Lots of roasty coffee, dark sweet fruits (which i dont remember picking up last time), sweet chocolates, quite smokey and a hint of vanilla. Slightly roasty bitter/bitter earthy hops at the finish/aftertaste

M - Very silky, minimal carbonation. Lighter bodied and very drinkable for the style.

O - Very tasty, smokey, bitter roasty, drinkable lighter stout. Definitely a pleasure to drink

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I picked some up when I was on vacation in Ohio. It was very refreshing even on a warm day.
It did not over take your mouth either. Great head and great appearance. Even my wife who does not like porters thought it was very good.
I grabbed a few cases for home on our drive back.

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3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into an Innis & Gunn flute

a: Near black with a deep amber bottom and a two finger thick tan head which dissipated to a heavy surface foam film and lacing.

s: That porter combination of dark malt and hops. I could tell this is a porter blindfolded.

t: Initial sense was it was a bit thin for a porter, but it hefted up as time went on, until the hop presence seemed above average.

m: Felt a bit lighter than some porters at first, but got heavier as it was drunk and warmed.

o: A good porter, perhaps one of the best of its type for summer drinking, although porter is not usually a warm weather go-to style. I suppose as one other reviewer noted, the under 6% ABV makes this an exceptionally flavorful yet relatively sessionable porter.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a deep black with a khaki colored head. Some lacing is left along the glass as I drink.

S: Smells of roasted malts and coffee. I pick up some chocolate as well, which is customary for a porter. There's not too much depth to this, but what actually is there is awesome.

T: Roasted malts overtake my pallet in a delicious manner. Some coffee flavors and chocolate of course come from the roasted malts. There's a little bit of sweetness from some dark fruits that I'm picking up as well. Very pleasant.

M: Very smooth tasting with some light carbonation. Very drinkable for the style, even though low in ABV. Definitely easy to have a few of these and not thing twice.

Overall: A fantastic example of the American Porter style. I wish I could get this in my neck of the woods. Under 10 bucks for a 6er of this is one of the best values I've ever seen. If this was available in New England I'd be buying this as my go-to porter.

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Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 6,506 ratings
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