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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Ratings: 6,490 |  Reviews: 2,031
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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

Appearance: a nice blackish brown. a finger or so of a tan head that sticks around.

Smell: chocolate and roast malts.

Taste: nice chocolate up front followed by roasted malts. some bitter hoppiness.

Mouthfeel: a creaminess to it. a slight bitterness as well

Overall: another spot on brew by Great Lakes. extremely well crafted, easy to find and at the right price

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of JohnG190
4.56/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - nearly black with ruby highlights. Tan head dissipates to long-lasting lace cap.

Smell - dark chocolate and roasted coffee beans.

Taste - hop bitterness balances the malt sweetness flawlessly!

Mouthfeel - medium body with refreshing carbonation.

Overall - a flawless porter that goes perfect with BBQ!

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4.66/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this beer on tap last night at a local bar, to be quiet honest i have not explored to much into porters yet. Im mainly and IPA/Lager drinker but I was having a conversation with the bartender and different styles of beers and she pointed me to this beer. I was amazed at how smooth it was with slight after tastes of roasted coffee and chocolate. This beer alone has made me this twice about porters.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pours a light to medium bodied thickness. A gorgeous head at about a fibers worth. The head is present throughtout. Light lacing. Against the light, there is a deep red color around the edges. Everything a porter should look like.

Smell: a wonderfully rounded sweet malt greets the palette right away. Caramel, molasses, licorice, light oak, and sweet taffy. Balanced between the malt and bright tones.

Taste: a smooth greeting of a creamy head greets the drinker right away. Medium nutty accents and oaky malt fill up a full bodied flavor. Sweet flavors pop up all over the place and surprise the palette. This beer lights up on the back end and leaves a sugary feeling behind.

Mouthfeel: rich, creamy, smooth, and delicious.

Overall: its either this or founders porter as the best in the business. Porters can go too far on the malt or sweet side but this one is right on point. Simply outstanding.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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