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

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a short brown head that dissipates quickly leaving some lacing

Smell: Coffee, chocolate, caramel, roasted malts

Taste: Caramel, chocolate, coffee, with a bitter hoppy finish. Very roasty malts

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body, medium carbonation, not as heavy as some full bodied stouts out there.

Overall: An excellent brew, probably one of the best examples of this style. The gold standard. My favorite brew from GLBC. Worth going out of my way for.

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

Got a 6 pack from Wino's in Bowling Green, KY.

Appearance: Pours a midnight black with a finger of a khaki head.

Smell: Smells of sweet chocolate, sugar, caramel, and roast.

Taste - Taste is amazing. Very sweet chocolatey porter with some coffee and roast on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel. I like this one better cold.

Overall: One of my favorite beers ever. It stands out as a sweeter porter, which I like.

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

A: Pours a dark brown, nearly black color. Light ruby highlights around the edges. A two finger tan head forms. Tightly packed with fine bubbles rising. Rings of sticky lace left behind. This is a looker.
S: Roasted malt, toast, bread. Light chocolate and coffee. Vanilla.
T: Follows the nose with big roasted and smokey malts. Baked bread, lightly bitter bakers chocolate, vanilla, light coffee, even a bit of smoke. Spot on for the style.
M/D: A medium body with perfect carbonation. Perfectly crisp, but smooth at the same time. Incredibly easy, enjoyable, and satisfying to drink.

One of the best American porters out there. The definition of the style, and like everything else from Great Lakes superlative.

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Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 6,532 ratings
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