Edmund Fitzgerald Porter | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Edmund Fitzgerald PorterEdmund Fitzgerald Porter
6,490 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: 6,490 |  Reviews: 2,031
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of RuckusDu
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A finger of light tan and mocha head. Body is black but shows light at about 1.5cm to reveal some brown. Just light lacing.

S - A slight sourness to it, but then some vanilla and cocoa. Tons of licorice.

T - Very nice flavors of licorice, chocolate, and vanilla. The licorice gives the impression of sour, but not quite there.

M - Good carbonation and solid body make this thicker than most porters. Very good.

O - Pleasant beer all around. Fairly simple, yet a little different from most and good.

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Photo of drewsefs
4.82/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is easily one of the best brews i have had in my lifetime. Sitting around a campfire on a chilly summer day, and this beer warmed my stomach. The mouthfeel of this beer was dark chocolate and coffee. It was the original taste of this brew which initially made me fall in love with it. The deep taste which consists almost strictly of a darker coffee flavor and aroma strikes me as the type of beer that i would legitimately consider drinking for breakfast as a pick-me-up (i say that without feeling like an alcoholic). And being from Ohio, i feel a strange attachment to this Cleveland spawned porter, I have pride that Ohio has created one of the greatest beer i have ever had.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of WoodBrew
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I haven't had many porters over the last several years but wanted to try this because of its fine reputation and I wasn't disappointed. Very balanced elements of roasted malted, coffee and chocolate flavors with hops to balance. This was medium bodied so you could enjoy a few without feeling overly full. The price and the ABV were both reasonable. IMO this is a very good porter.

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4.57/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

I like this beer. A lot. Had it in bottles. on tap. Currently have a sixth barrel on tap at on my keezer at home.

Look: Dark Brown /black when held to light. Have to really fight for the light to penetrate thru the darkness that is Edmund Fitz. No hazing or cloudiness. Leave plenty of lace and holds a solid sturdy khaki 1/4in head.

Smell: Milk chocolate. Vanilla. Light Carmel. Sweet malt.

Taste: Bittersweet chocolate, toasted malt, light astringency and hop bitterness is mild. Finish is medium/lightly dry with lingering cocoa and chocolate notes.

Feel: Medium mouthfeel.. not slick or cloying but satisfyingly full. Sweet and crisp.

Overall one of if not THE best porter on the face of the planet.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Steasy66
3.32/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle into pint glass.
A- Deep brown, 1 finger light brown head
S- Roasty, malty, even a bit of rye
T- Not very malt, a bit of roast, tastes a bit thin overall.
M- Thin, crisp carbonation
O- Probably wouldn't buy again, nothing special, nothing to warrant the price or the high ratings.

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4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Deep, midnight cranberry color with ruby highlights. Bone white head. Ok retention, low lace.

S - Light, but what's there is a nice roast, soft smoke, and coffee.

T - Stellar roast, bitter chocolate, light caramel sweetness, and coffee with burnt edges.

M - Nice medium/light body with good sticking power.

O - An excellent example of the style.

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Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 6,490 ratings
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