Edmund Fitzgerald Porter | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

6,457 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: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with an enjoy by date of 10/11/13

A - Nothing out of the ordinary color-wise. Tan head that had noticeably large bubbles.

S - The aroma was dominated by chocolate. Some roasty malts are present too, but take the backseat to the chocolate. Just a hint of coffee.

T - Not as chocolately as the smell. I'd say the roasty malts are the backbone, supported by the chocolates and dark coffee. Not as bitter as you'd expect from a porter with this much chocolate flavor.

M - Mildly dry and medium bodied. Carbonation was a little on the heavy side.

O - Not my favorite porter, but its definitely above par. Maybe I just had high expectations after having their take on IPA yesterday. I think taking the throttle off the chocolate and adding some coffee would improve my opinion.

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

Consumed June 11th, 2013 at Great Lakes Brewing Company, Cleveland OH.

Very clear, very dark brown beer with mahogany highlights. Sticky beige head.

Dark, roasted aroma. Black coffee and bitter chocolate in the nose.

Flavor is just this side of charcoal; complex mix of bitter coffee, burned toffee and baking chocolate. Walks the line between bold and overbearing.

Medium bodied, slightly drying on the finish.

This one is worth drinking.

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