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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a pint glass.

A. A deep dark almost black brown with a tan head that leaves lacing on the sides of the glass.

S. A smoky coffee aroma with some dark chocolate.

T. A decent coffee flavor with some dark bitter chocolate and roasted malts.

M. A creamy mouthfeel with a very smooth finish.

O. A very well balanced beer with great balance. It goes down smoothly and I feel like I could drink a couple of these.

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

Pours a near black with khaki head which runs down to a thin and persistent layer of silkey lacing.

Smells of roasted barley, coffee, toasted dark bread.

Taste is predominantly roasted malt with hints of coffee. Nothing spectacular.

Mouthfeel thinner than the appearance implies. Slightly overcarbonated.

Overall, a solid brew I'd buy again. Not quite as good as I've been lead to believe though.

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

Pours very dark reddish brown color with a nice 1-2 finger fairly dense khaki head with nice retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, toast, toffee, light coffee, light citrus, and earthy hops. Aromas are a nice balance, strength, and complexity. Taste of milk chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, toffee, toast, coffee, cocoa, and light herbal. Light amount of roasted coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, caramel, toast, roasted malt, toffee, coffee, and light herbal on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance of robust flavors with nice roasted malt complexity; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and creamy mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic porter! Fantastic roasted flavor balance and complexity, with some nice hop balance; and extremely smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable offering, cue up Gordon Lightfoot!

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