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RATINGS: 1664   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Complex, roasty aroma with a bittersweet, chocolate-coffee taste and a bold hop presence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (1842) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2004
My first beer in Cleveland was a draft of this fine porter in the Hyattís hotel bar. Roasty aroma, coffee black color and a solid medium body made it a great porter. A few of these porters could definitely "sink" me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bd0gg4 (13) - Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2004
I was drawn to this beer by the name. Living on Lake Superior the Edmund Fitzgerald is a big thing up here. Im glad they brewed a beer that does it justice. Very smooth and fulfilling taste, tastes a bit fruity also.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PisskyNight (13) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2004
Appearance: the closest to black from a brown color you can get with a 1/4 inch baige head that holds a fair covering layer throughout consumption Smell: oh yea....Dark roasted chocolate covered peanuts....burnt caramel...soothing creme brulee...toffee notes are quite apparent....various diacetyl flavors seep in and out of notation... Taste: oh boy...this is grand....top notch coffee grounds....majestic chocolate puree...milk from the finest cow...hehe....so smooth and well balanced....rich and robust to say the least....I really like the fact that is not overly bitter and far from cloyingly sweet... Notes: Such a fine offering and great job to the brewers at GLBC ....get some if you can folks!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
temporrari (381) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2004
Deep ruby red/brown, light tan head. Aroma is just what a porter should be. Roasty, slight chocolate. Flavor is very smooth. Creamy with cocoa aftertaste. Excellent porter, one of the best Iíve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8551) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2004
Coffeeness dissipated after a few days in fridge. Burnt grounds more pronounced after that. Fruity taste makes it drinkable. Dark color peaks interest.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
theFritz (4) - Brunswick, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2004 does not count
The first porter Iíve ever tried.No other porter has reached heights as this one .England,Ireland,Oregon,Colorodo eat your hearts out.This porter is topís

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
walleye (1066) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2004
Dark brown with hints of ruby around the edges nice tan head lots of lacing. chocolate nad coffee with a little bitter finish. GOOD BEER

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sidekick (26) - Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2004
You will not find a bigger Porter fan than me, and this was a disappointing effort in my book. Just lacked, well, just about everything but appearence. Not that it was bad, just boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 16, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2008 Poured with a very small, light tan head. The aroma was bittersweet with peanuts, apples and coffee. This goes down easy with walnuts and burnt applechips in the flavor. This would be a great session beer. Still continues to impress with itís nice coffee finish. Solid and it reminds me of why I love porters.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
roder60 (1283) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2004 Roasty chocolate coffee aroma. Very powerful coffee nut flavor. Dry and bitter with a distinct hoppy bite at the end. Fuzzy tan head and dark body. Overall, not very thick and sweet compared to other porters, but a very interesting flavor nonetheless. Very good beer!

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