Edmund Fitzgerald Porter | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

6,466 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours dark almost black with a one finger head that is tan with nice lacing throughout.

S - Definite chocolate on the nose with a slight aroma of coffee.

T - Follows the aroma with chocolate flavors and roasted malt that finishes with a little hop bitterness.

M - Fits the proper porter mouthfeel with little carbonation that is nice on the palate.

O - Definitely my go to porter. Outstanding.

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4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Lots of lacing, black body, light tan head - about 2 fingers thick. Great looking porter

S: All coffee and some grain. It kind of smells like Guinness draught. Unlike other reviews below, I don't get much chocolate. Maybe a little bit.

T: Coffee, some roasted malt (barley?), oatmeal maybe?, and little bit of vanilla note. Taste is rather mild, and simple. Finishes with a very slight bitterness (but not bitter at all overall). Not overally sweet either. Once again, just slight chocolate note. * edit - as it warms, I get more chocolate in the smell and taste.

M: Very smooth. I think this is where this beer truly shines. Zero alcohol burn, low carbonation. Perfect.

O: Extremely drinkable, pleasant porter. I think this could make a great morning beer.

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -64.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black with a tan head that lingers and laces.

Smells of chocolate, coffee, alcohol, toasty notes along with earthy hops.

Taste is bready cracker up front that goes into a chocolate and coffee middle before finishing on a bigger chocolate kick with a slight hint of bitterness and lingering noble hop character.

Medium to lighter body with medium carbonation works well.

A fine porter that has nice notes of chocolate and coffee and is really easy to drink.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a goblet. Exp. 09/09/12.

A: Pours a very dark brown with a 1 finger tannish white head. Real dark easily looks black when not held up to light. Head lasts for a long time.

S: Loads of coffee and chocolate up front roasted malts in the background. Pretty inviting. Vanilla and dark fruits as it warms.

T: Has some chocolaty malt up front and a little hop at the end. Not overpowering in either way which is nice.

M: Smooth and creamy. Low carbonation. Pretty easy drinking. Being a porter it is a tad watery.

Overall always a great go to beer. Absolutely an outstanding representation of its style. Find myself enjoying a lot of beers from the brewery.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.26 out of 5 based on 6,466 ratings.
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