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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter (Vanilla Beans)

Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter (Vanilla Beans)
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
MikeBerner (1) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - AUG 22, 2013 does not count
So. Much. Vanilla. Not enough porter. This is more vanilla extract than beer. Sadly, I love Edmund Fitzgerald but not this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
[4991-20121207] Cask. Roasted wood malt aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting foamy tan head. Lightly roasted cherries and dry wood bitter malt flavour. Medium body. Tasty but has a bit of a cigarette note to it. (7/4/7/4/13) 3.5
(Annual Cask Event @ Cole’s, Buffalo, NY)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
2012-12-07. Black body, small tan head and lace. 3++ Dry roasty malt, cocoa, vanilla. 7+ Similar flavour, dry roast and vanilla, sweet malty core with muted cherry touches. 7+ Smooth average plus bodied palate. Cask at Coles, Buffalo, listed as Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald with Vanilla and Cherries

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2012
cask at Coles, not sure if this is this beer. also had cherries. black pour, chocolatety roast & vanilla notes in aroma. creamy body, vanilla stands out, cherries not so much. Nice beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2696) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Pours deep dark murky amber. Tan head with fair retention. Nose is full of vanilla, light roast. Taste is sweet from begining to end. Vanilla is enjoyable. Body is medium. This is a good brew, but just not as well put toghether as the origional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Not sure if this is 100% the correct beer. Cask ale at Coles in Buffalo, NY as part of Coles annual cask fest. This was advertised as "Edmund Fitzgerald with Vanilla and Cherries". I found it to be good, had a deeper, more bitter feel to it than regular Ed Fitz. Not sure why. Definitely had the vanilla sweetness but I didn’t get a lot of cherry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11614) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Cask version at Winking Lizard’s 4th Annual Real Ale Fest (03/24/12): Pours brown-black with a medium thick khaki head that diminishes steadily. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of mineral water and faint vanilla and malt. Light to medium body with a sweet roasty character and notes of malt and vanilla. The finish is sweet with a toasted malt aftertaste. While tasting better than it smells, still falls short of expectations.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Sample at the 4th Annual Winking Lizard Cask Ale Festival on 3/24/12. Cloudy dark brown pour with a thick tan head. Vegetal and musty nose that gets better as it warms, bringing out notes of vanilla, chocolate and roast. Chocolate and vanilla flavor with some roast before an oaky finish. They didn’t say anything about it being aged/stored in oak, but I definitely got that in the flavor and I tried several samples after rinsing to make sure that and the weird nose weren’t remnants of a previous beer.

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