Edmund Fitzgerald Porter | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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95
world-class
6,472 Ratings
Edmund Fitzgerald PorterEdmund Fitzgerald Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
greatlakesbrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
6,472
Reviews:
2,027
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
9.86%
 
 
Wants:
630
Gots:
1,251
For Trade:
23
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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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3.57/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tasted blindly courtesy of Blind BIF #7.

Appearance: The liquid flows out of the bottle in a darkish brown shade, but amasses into the cup in a very dark brown bordering on black. Head is about a finger and a half of tan. Lacing is decent.

Smell: Coffee and roasted malts pummel the nose. If I strain I think I can smell some faint hops.

Taste: Very bitter - intense coffee flavor and again, the roasted malts. Notes of chocolate and licorice. This guy is really on the astringent side of bitter coffee.

Mouthfeel: A little thin, especially for the style. Adequate carb levels.

Drinkability: Moderate to low - I don't mind one, but that astringency in the coffee is a little much for multiples.

Overall: This is a decent beer, but it's nothing to write home about. Seems like a run of the mill porter.

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

Had this on 2012-11-07 in Danville, KY and again on 2014-01-02 and 2015-12-23 in Columbia, PA

A - Opaque very dark brown with a 2-finger tan head and very good lacing.

S - Pretty rich semi-sweet chocolate, toasted sour dough bread, some coffee and roasted grain.

T - Chocolate, coffee, roasted grain, toffee, a bit of char and a touch of sweetness. Finishes with a fairly-full flavor and lingering roasted and hop bitterness. Good job.

M - Medium body and medium high carbonation. Not as thick as a Founders Breakfast Stout but about as firm as you can expect from the ABV.

O - I'd say this is my favorite from this brewery and almost equals Founders Porter.

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Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.26 out of 5 based on 6,472 ratings.
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