Edmund Fitzgerald Porter | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Edmund Fitzgerald PorterEdmund Fitzgerald Porter
6,517 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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Ratings: 6,517 |  Reviews: 2,038
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4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured clean, dark brown. Opaque so it looks black. Poured with a fizzy, tan head that dispersed to nothing fairly quickly.
S: Malty. Some underlying caramel. No real hop presence to speak of.
T: While the caramel tones from the aroma are there, a nice roasted coffee quality becomes apparent. Roast, but without any real acrid bitterness. Hops balance out the finish with some flavor and dry bitterness. The parts all work together.
M: Full and well carbonated. At first glance, the carbonation gave the beer and head an almost cola-like appearance.
O: Solid porter. Very well balanced. Each piece leads into the next with nothing dominating. I can see this becoming a regular beer to keep on hand.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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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  rDev -29.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of TCMike
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Produced a two finger beige head. Beer color is dark mahogany, (non-translucent). Lacing.
Aroma was of malts, dark chocolate, brown sugar.
The taste was similar, but with a hint of raisin, and hop bitterness. Medium mouth-feel, and somewhat low carbonation.
Easy drinking, and very good!!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Johnnyjoe13
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap in my basement, one of the best 1/6 barrels I've had. Coffee, chocolate, solid. Great porter, and under rated in my mind. Smooth yet a good dark finish. Porters are becoming my standby on tap.
I've had others on tap, including Anderson, Firestone, etc., but this one still stands out to me.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -29.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 6,517 ratings
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