Edmund Fitzgerald Porter | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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4.24/5
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Edmund Fitzgerald PorterEdmund Fitzgerald Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
greatlakesbrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#825
Reviews:
2,042
Ratings:
6,542
pDev:
9.91%
Bros Score:
4.29
 
 
Wants:
637
Gots:
1,303
Trade:
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HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,542 |  Reviews: 2,042
Photo of Herringii
4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of feuematt
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown colored with a slowly fading tan head. Taste is chocolate and coffee. Pretty smooth and tasty.I can see myself buying this again in the near future.

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Photo of christophercody24
3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of darrek42
4.87/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bum4ever
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Deep reddish brown with 3/4 inch of thick off-white head.
Smell: Huge coffee smell hits first followed by roasted barley and a subtle bit of chocolate. As it warms it starts to smell like fresh coffee beans.
Taste: Follows the smell with the roasted barley leading the way followed by coffee and a hint of chocolate.
Feel: Maybe a little light for a porter, but not by much. Smooth and silky with just the right amount of carbonation.
Overall: This is an excellent example of a porter and it lived up to expectations.

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Photo of trocketsauced
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ADG2995
3.79/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MGoeltz
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jstarr2517
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ale_addin
3.94/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aoampm
4.52/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Didn't look for a bottle date.

Pours very dark with around a finger head that is a light tan color. Minimal lacing and the head lingers around the glass.

Smell is lovely. Roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla, coffee bean, and a hint of cinnamon spice.

Taste is much of the same. The roastiness (is that a word?) of this beer is incredible. Chocolate malt, coffee bean, vanilla, lactose, bitter dark fruit.

The feel is pretty damn good for a low abv porter. It has a fairly full bodied mouthfeel although there is a slight watery feel to it. Not quite as thick and robust as I normally like.

Overall just a perfect example of a porter. I came in with high expectations and they were certainly met.

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Photo of AuntBea
3.57/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OriginalWayOut
4.85/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of payhota
4.76/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Thebeerreich
2.65/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

The color was dark like a cola. The smell is light and not off-putting (no strong alcohol smell). Had a decent, hoppy, stout taste, but a very bitter after taste. It wasn't thick or creamy, but not too watery or cabonated.

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Photo of Vidblain
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tazzman
3.58/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dokhollidai
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LT630
4.57/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of shreead
4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BergBeer
4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoeLev
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OldTownBeerGeek
3.83/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kevin6234
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is such a good beer. Dark brown to black with a beautiful cream colored head. It is so smooth and easy drinking. You get the coffee flavor but its not overpowering. I love this porter. And getting on draft in a pint glass is even better.

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Photo of CaptainHate
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I can't believe it took me this long to try this.

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Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 6,542 ratings