Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

Rated 3.989 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Great Lakes Brewing Company

Cleveland, OH, United States

Style:  Porter

5.8% Alcohol by Volume

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A complex, roasty porter with a bittersweet, chocolate-coffee taste and bold hop presence. Named after the ship that frequently docked in Cleveland and sunk in Lake Superior on November 10, 1975 with many Northeast Ohioans on board.

ID: 4408 Last updated 17 years ago Added to database 23 years ago

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Overall Rank146
Overall Percentile99.7
Style Rank2 of 1446
Style Percentile99.9
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score4.9
Average Score4.027
Weighted Score3.989
Standard Deviation0.368

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  • BEERMEISTER1978 15 reviews
    rated 3.6 3 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    - roasted malt
    - coffee
    - molasses
    - black
    - light brown head
    - plenty of lacing
    - lightly viscous
    - creamy mouthfeel
    - roasted malt
    - chocolate
    - coffee
    - hints of vanilla
    - good beer but doesn’t live up to the hype that Ohioans give it

  • ROSSA 13 reviews
    rated 3.7 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Have seen this beer in my home state, but bought a six pack in Chicagoland. Only got to drink 4 of the six, due to a short stay. Will be looking to try this one again. A great Porter!

  • QATFISH 430 reviews
    rated 4.1 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Opaque black with a thin but rocky tan cap that's persistent. Sweet char and cocoa aroma, maybe some coffee but mostly chocolate. Sweet woody char flavor, roasted nuts and chocolate, a hint of raw dried peanut. Quite delicious. Tingles, but otherwise smooth and soothing, just the right body.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    My friend handed me this while camping, and said "here, try this...I don't like it". One man's loss is another man's gain, cause I found it quite enjoyable. About average for a porter, or slightly above, but I set my standards high as this is one of my favorite styles. Flavor is almost an 8, but just needs slightly more flavor and balance. Potential is there, but really just one of those "been there done thats" for me.

  • MWISCOUNT 74 reviews
    rated 4.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    I LIKE this beer! I prefer it best draft, but I do not think twice ordering it in a bottle! Can't beat the dark beer taste that I am so fond of in beer. Coffee, smokey, and a bit of bitter chocolate. I'm beginning to notice that my better porter/stouts have a thin taupe foam. Maybe it's a given that I'm only becoming aware of in my reviews. I would order this beer time and time again.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Dark brown, almost black with brownish foam head. Aroma is roasted toast and chocolate. Taste is bittersweet chocolate, coffee and toffee. Short aftertaste. (Cleveland 201210)

  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 3.9 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Been drinking this beer for years.It's good, affordable and always available with a quick hop across the border.It fits the brewers description but add a hint of licorice.Talked myself into another one.

  • RICHSBEER 1960 reviews
    rated 3.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    pours almost black in color, with a nice tan head. Very nice coffee and chocolate taste. Like other beers from this brewery an over all good drinkable beer.

  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 4.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I had this beer at a pub in the Hancock building in Chicago. This porter was really nice. I think this is the best offering I have ever had from Great Lakes. Very nice beer.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 4.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    Definitely the best porter I've ever had. A very black pour with a dark brown head. The aroma consists of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and caramel. The flavour is dark chocolate, plums, and caramel. Very smooth going down and very drinkable.

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