Edmund Fitzgerald Porter | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

6,474 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: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drink by 06/13, 12 oz bottle poured into an oversized DFH snifter. 55 degrees.

a: Dark brown, almost black, 1-2 fingers of tan head, great retention and lacing.

s: malty and roasty, a little coffee dark chocolate, some caramel, very nice!

t: bitter roasted malts, follows along with the nose. wet finish. a bit of sour lingers.

m: moderate carbonation, thin but along the lines of what porters feel like. Very easy to drink.

o: really nice tasting porter. not so heavy as a big stout, but nearly as much flavor. Great alternative when you want the flavor without the huge body. Nice!

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've seen this beer around for quite some time, but I never bothered to try it. Something about naming a beer after a horrible tragedy like the sinking of that ship and the death of 29 sailors didn't seem right to me.

Then I saw it on sale.

Appearance: Beautiful! It has a nice tan head that contrasts wonderfully with the virtually black coloring.

Smell: Mostly coffee, but it is far from overwhelming or obnoxious.

Taste: As the bottle says, it has a touch of smoke to it. But roasted malt and coffee dominate the taste. Do I taste a tartness at the end?

Nice beer! It's worthy of the inland seas!

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Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.26 out of 5 based on 6,474 ratings.
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