Edmund Fitzgerald Porter | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

6,473 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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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, pours dark brown - nearly black with a tall, frothy everlasting tan head that eventually falls leaving a ton of lacing at the top of the glass. Aromas are smoky, with roasted malts, and baker's chocolate. Robust flavors of roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, caramel, and smoke, meld together with perfect balance. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, definitely a world-class American porter. I always love going back to this one time and time again.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep dark and opaque this porter sets up like stout but rubiness sits at the edges. The head is thin and bubbly and theirs very little lacing.

The scent is varied but weak. Combinations of chocolate, raisin, malt, touches of sweetness and even coffee makes an appearance.

The taste is dry and laden in coffee. Touches of rich chocolate, graham cracker, caramel and malty grains assault the taste buds. So smooth, so easy to drink this is a true treasure.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.26 out of 5 based on 6,473 ratings.
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