Edmund Fitzgerald Porter | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

6,457 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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3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Edmund Fitzgerald poured into an etched Newcastle wellington, consumed on 5/30/12. Best by date: 7/29/12

A- Nice one-finger light tan head with good retention. Dissipates to a nice creamy sheet. Dark brown body, nearly black. Some spotty lacing.

S- Out the neck: grainy, malty, roasty, hints of chocolate. Once poured, chocolate, slightly sweet, hints of caramel, lightly roasted grain.

T- Starts slightly sweet with some caramel notes and a nice pleasing roastiness, then fades to a coffee-like roastiness with a fairly dry finish. Roastiness lingering in the aftertaste.

M- Medium-full mouthfeel, coats very well, nice and creamy. Medium-high carbonation. Slight astringency in the roasty aftertaste.

O- An amazing low-grav porter. Could use a little more aroma, what's there is very nice, just needs to be a little bolder.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle best by 08/21/12

Pours a dark amber with a small off-white head. Smell is roasted malty chocolate, very light. It is medium and crisp on the tongue, there are smokey, darker tones, but most of it is sweet cocoa powder and coffee beans. There are earthy hops but they are kept well in check.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Legend (BA / BJCP)

Light tan, well-forming and creamy head holds well, slowly dissipates. Leaves a thin film, with some light lace etching on the glass. Very dark brown, very clear. (5 / 3)

Smells of heavy roast, with supporting bittersweet chocolate and a light background note of caramel. Light to low earthy/spicy hop aroma, and low to no esters. (4 / 10)

Heavy roasted malt, lightly burnt, and lightly smoky. Background notes of baker's chocolate and light coffee. Balance is malt forward, as the hop flavor is little to none. Finishes dry with a firm hop bitterness, and with a roasty/sweet, aftertaste. Clean. (4.5 / 18)

Medium body, medium carbonation. Slight roast astringency. (4 / 4)

Quality porter with some bright roast and chocolate characteristics. Background note of caramel coupled with the subtle hints of smoke and coffee add to an already complex beer. Highly enjoyable. ( 4 / 8)

Total: 4.28 / 43

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Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.26 out of 5 based on 6,457 ratings.
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