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:
#868
Reviews:
2,052
Ratings:
6,581
pDev:
9.91%
Bros Score:
4.29
 
 
Wants:
642
Gots:
1,327
Trade:
23
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,581 |  Reviews: 2,052
Photo of dnmyrick
4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of irate_alien
3.69/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dss27
4.56/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

My go-to porter, and I've had a lot of porters (as its one of my favorite styles--year-round). Without going into too much detail, it's robust yet quaffable, complex (with all of the roasted coffee/chocolate character I crave when in a porter mood, which is often), balanced, and in a nutshell, if you like porters, you'll love this. Any time I see it discounted, I grab some, but it's arguably worth the normal-for-around-here $9-10/six.

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Photo of sb17
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Arseel
3.89/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deonreds
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petewheeler
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenHoppy
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Krusader
3.81/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrunkenSuperman
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blogjackets
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I'll state up from that I love porters. This beautiful dark porter is my favorite beer made by Great Lakes Brewing Company, a fine well established brewery. My palate places this beer on the sweeter side of porters. The smooth, sweet malty taste (coffee and chocolate notes) and its 6% ABV makes this beer a smooth drinker all year long.

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

Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Riff
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown, almost black color with a finger thick, light tan head. Smells of roasted malts, coffee. Taste is a little bitterness, dark chocolate, smoke. Medium body, quick finish with a little bitterness lingering. Very nice, leans towards the bitter side as advertised. Different for a porter and I like it. Would happily have again.

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Photo of ER527
4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wilfonzo
4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is very nice porter. It pours a very dark brown with two fingers of head. The aroma is of coffee, roasted malts, with a nutty finish. The taste is of slightly burnt bread, coffee and some hop bitterness.

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Photo of npachl
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cyclone
3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Trailboss76
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really dark chocolatey brown color with a medium head tan in color. Malty aroma and taste. Smooth yet with a hint of rough seas. Porter-like but unique. A worthy tribute to the tough, leatherneck, seafaring fellas whose last day on this Earth, sadly, was November 10, 1975. Cheers to ya forever!

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Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.97/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Amnesia_Jones
4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 6,581 ratings