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Edmund Fitzgerald Porter | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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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: 2,035
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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Put this in a create your own 6-pack and sure glad I did.

A- Pours straight to a non-transparent dark chocolate color with a nice dark khaki head that forms a thick foamy barrier

sm- chocolate, some roasted vanilla, barley

taste - very smooth and creamy right upfront. A bit of sweetness, nice bitterness on the backend. Chocolate from the smell is definitely apparent

mf - smooth and creamy, light carbonation. Great palate feel.

Overall- I could drink a few of these. Its so smooth and tasty. Probably no more than 3 though, its a good thick beer. ABV at 5.8% goes unnoticed, but makes for a better beer effect ;)

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy by: 06/01/13. Served in a bar in Chicago over St. Patrick's day weekend. Reviewed from notes. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle served into a pilsner glass. Expectations were high given its reputation.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger khaki-tan colour head. Decent cream, nice thickness, and above average (3 minute) retention.

Body colour is a solid nontransparent black.

Sm: Light chocolate. Muted dark malts. Light cream. A mild strength aroma.

T: Creamy up front. Dark malts. Chocolate malt. Light caramel. Maybe some light vanilla. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Buried roast. Somewhat milky. Balanced overall. Not really complex, but fairly subtle. Tasty and right on the money for the style. Nicely layered.

Mf: Smooth, lightly creamy, and wet. Decent carbonation. Good thickness. Complements the flavour profile decently well.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. I like it, but I don't know that I'd regularly buy a 6er of it. Hides its ABV well. A solid porter across the board. It's a fine show by Great Lakes and it's a beer I plan to revisit for a more in-depth review.

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

Pours very very dark brown with a two finger off white head. Smell is very smokey,earthy, some coffee, some wood, some slight vanilla. Taste is also very smokey, pepper, peppercorn, slightly nutty, some chocolate and vanilla. I get a small amount of hops in the after taste. Has a great smooth mouthfeel without being thick. This porter is so drinkable but loaded with complex flavors. A staple of GLBC

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: very dark brown, almost black with dark mahogany at the edges. big pillowy, carmel colored head... sticky too.

Smell: malt coffee. truly a delight to the olfactories

Taste: the bitterness of a good strong cup of coffee or high cacao chocolate. the bitterness rides right along with a nice carmel sweetness. they don't fight, they just weave through your taste buds.

Mouthfeel: medium body - there is a lot of texture and 'feel' to it but there's a lightness as well. very smooth and a little dry.

Overall: a real joy to drink this brew. there's not much more you could wish for in a 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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