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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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

bottle into tulip

appearance: pitch black, 2 finger slight off white head, lots of lacing

smell: strong vanilla, dark coffee, roasted malts, resin/earthiness, milk chocolate

taste: the smoothest porter i've had, heavy notes of milk chocolate, hardly any bitterness, it has more of a creamy coffee taste rather than a black coffee. Smooth malt backbone, not very much smokiness. So well balanced and drinkable, once it warms a little it starts to bring out the milk chocolate taste, almost tastes like a chocolate milk shake with some added coffee flavor!

mouthfeel: full and average carbonation, very thick creamy feel

overall: Did a blind test with Founder's Porter, Bells Porter, and Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald. This slightly nudged the Founders (which was a lot smokier and hoppier), as it was just smooth as you can get in a porter. Highly drinkable, perhaps my favorite porter. This is a well crafted amazing beer, too bad it's from Ohio, I wish I could call this a Michigan beer!

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S - Roasted malt, a hint of sweetness, and lingering coffee aroma.

T - Mocha, sweetness, and a smooth finish. Good balance of sweet and roasty flavors.

M - Smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Medium body. Very satisfying.

O - Smooth and extremely drinkable. Good flavor profile. A solid porter that I will definitely enjoy again.

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