Edmund Fitzgerald Porter | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
95
world-class
6,466 Ratings
Edmund Fitzgerald PorterEdmund Fitzgerald Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
greatlakesbrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
6,466
Reviews:
2,026
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
9.86%
 
 
Wants:
630
Gots:
1,247
For Trade:
23
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz. Bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Nice dark brown with reddish highlights. Nice tan head of about 1" forms initially then recedes to a cap.

Smell: The nice roasted malt coffee aroma is there but what is very nice is some dark fruit, fig & raisin with some vinous characteristics.

Taste: Chocolate and coffee followed by the same dark fruit in the aroma, really both unique and exceptional for a porter. Very well balanced complexity and rich flavor.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth with a clean finish.

Overall: A whole lot of flavor here and all of it is very good! Truly an exceptional porter and worth seeking out!

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -58.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

a: pretty dark - black/deep dark purple. some reddish notes at the bottom of the glass. large 3 finger beige rocky head that fades pretty quick

s: smells like a pretty standard porter. toasted malt, milk chocolate, hint fig and plum, candied sugar, lactose? smells pretty inviting

t: first sip makes me think this is definitely worth the high rating. second sip confirms. this drinks REALLY smooth. nice toasted malt, dark chocolate, plums, raisins. there is a very slight and smooth earthy coffee-like bitterness, almost tea leaf like on the backend. milk chocolate and toasted malt linger for a while - real nice

m: lighter side of medium. even though there was a large head, there is not much carbonation in the mouth

o: i am very happy with this, it is absolutely worth you getting. at 5.8% its really drinkable, yet the filled with smooth flavors. i have nothing negative to say about this beer. if you like porters, drink this.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.26 out of 5 based on 6,466 ratings.
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