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Great Lakes "Edmund Fitzgerald"
Great Lakes Brewing Company - Cleveland, Ohio USA
Porter (ABV 5.8%) (IBU 37)

[Best served in a Nonic Pint glass]

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Aroma: 8/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 8/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 15/20

The pour was a deep dark pitch black with a huge (3-4 finger) medium tan frothy head that was fully lasting and possessed excellent streaky lacing.

The aroma was of a roasted chocolate malt and leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, molasses and a touch of smoke.

The taste was very malty with a mild sweet chocolate note at first, but then the taste shifted slightly to a mild bitterness with a good strong coffee presence and a light sweet molasses ending. The flavor hung on for a very long time proceeding the swallow with a nice bitter coffee taste left to linger on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was almost full in body with a dry oily texture and a medium carbonation.

Overall this is a great tasting Porter that was quite easy going down and had an exceptional bold robust flavor, making this one hek of an enjoyable drinking experience…

Sampled: 6/26/2012
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5 comments
  • Mark and ironarrow42 like this
  • KajII
    KajII My God was it...
    July 8, 2012 - 1 likes this
  • ironarrow42
    ironarrow42 Ah, good ol' "Eddie Fitz" as I like to call it - one of my favorite porters and one of Great Lakes' best brews.
    July 8, 2012 - 2 like this
  • KajII
    KajII I was reading my beer mag today, alot of their brews get high ratings. I will have to try more, when I can find them that is...
    July 8, 2012
  • ironarrow42
    ironarrow42 The Eliot Ness Vienna Style Lager is another personal fave; all their beers are high quality, though. Hard to go wrong.
    July 8, 2012 - 2 like this