Edmund Fitzgerald Porter | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

6,472 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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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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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%

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4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slightly viscous, black liquid with a creamy khaki head. Great retention and lacing.

Smell ranges from raisins covered in dark chocolate, to bittersweet espresso. Tobacco, woodsmoke, tarragon, deep rich molasses, leather then prominent cascade pine.

Bittersweet flavors of cocoa nibs and dark roasted coffee work with big roasted, smoky flavors. Ripe plums lead into woody pine and light citrus. Solid bitterness follows.

Very smooth, light coarse carbonation.

An ideal Porter. Must try!

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Owen and Engine in Chicago. Pours a dark cola color with tightly bubbled head and good lacing. Aromas are rather subdued with notes of chocolate, coffee, dark roasted malt, and a hint of bacon. Taste is cocoa, espresso, mild hop bitterness, with some smokeyness. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy with dry finish. A very nice subtle but complex American Porter.

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep dark brown/black color with a half finger cream colored creamy head. Smells of rich roasted coffee and chocolate. Flavor follows with bit sweet chocolate balanced by earthy, roasty coffee flavors and light hops on the finish. Very rich and robust, thick mouthfeel, with medium carbonation. Yeah, this is goood.

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4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass.

The beer pours a nice deep cola brown with hints of red when held up to light. The head was thick, creamy looking with lots of retention and lingered for quite a while. The smell is toasted and roasted grain with a hint of coffee and chocolate. The beer tastes chocolatey and grainy up front with hints of a milky creaminess. The middle rounds out a bit with some cola like flavors and the end finishes burnt, smoky, and crisp. There is just enough hop presence in the flavor to balance everything out and provide enough bitterness. The mouthfeel is nice and creamy yet light. The carbonation is at a good lower to medium level. Okay, this is a fantastic American porter and I have never had it before. This is actually my first try and wow is it ever delicious. I have only had two beers from this brewery but both seem wonderful. I love it.

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Have had this many times at the brewery and from bottle. It was neat to find out that after it's brewed that they pipe it straight to the bar through pipes under the road! This is one of Leah and my definite favorites and always go to! Stumbled across this many years ago and recommend this to anyone who likes this style. We try to visit Great Lakes Brewing at least once a year to have.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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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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