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RATINGS: 1690   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.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
photo67 (1) - Union City, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2013 does not count
Edmund Fitzgerald is the best beer I have ever tasted. It is by far better than any Lager beer. I love Porters and Stouts. And This is the best of the best !

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Presentation: It was poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. It appears dark and opaque. It has a dark black color with deep crimson highlights when held up to light. The head is tan, thick and foamy with good retention. Some light tan lace slowly sides down the glass, chasing the head, as I drink. The aroma is full and rich. It has notes of caramel with a strong dark roasted malt presence that has a deep roasted espresso character. Its flavor has deep chocolate roasted malts with flavor notes of coffee and cream with bittersweet chocolate. The hops play well off the malt and further develop the bittersweet chocolaty flavors before slowly fading out into the finish. The palate is smooth, creamy and slightly slick with mild carbonation and a medium to full body. Outstanding. This porter is one of my personal favorites, with a wonderful balance of flavors and drirkability. I would highly recommend this as a stand alone drink or even pairing it with your favorite chocolate.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Duckbutter (4) - Liberty, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2005 does not count
Man Oh Man - what a Beer !!! If you like the "Porters" here it is !! Kudoo’s to the Great Lakes Gang ! As mentioned in many of the other rates: strong hints of chocolate and coffee. Keep us the great work guys !!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Fonix7 (50) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2006 My favorite Porter! An outstanding brew with equal parts smokey choc, coffee and caramel. Pours dark with a decent tan head. I could drink this all the time (and do). Hop presence does NOT disturb maltiness or finish. THE best Great Lakes Brew, by far!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tramp55555 (61) - Lisbon, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2007
An excellent beer withall the qualities a beer should have. Words cannot describe beer made like this one. If you want an accurate review of this beer, buy some. You won’t be sorry.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
doppelmeup (51) - Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2008
Pours a rich mahogany color into a pint glass. As I hold the glass to the light, beautiful ruby highlights ring the glass. A creamy head develops and leaves a thick, lasting layer of off-white foam floating on top. Aromas of cocoa, freshly ground coffee, fruity and malty. Slightly reminiscent of graham crackers. Taste is exceptional, and definitely lives up to the reputation. Slightly sweet, with milk chocolate and cappucino dominating. Again, I am tasting some graham cracker maltiness and a slightly sour flavor as well, which balances the sweetness. And I almost forgot the hops hiding in the background which lend a fruity crispness to the beer. Mouthfeel is rich, creamy and has a nice, drying finish. Coffee flavors linger ever so slightly, encouraging you to have another sip. Flavors of dark chocolate remain in the mouth while you ponder how good this beer is. Highly drinkable. Goes down very easy, ABV is moderate, making this beer one that you could easily have several in a sitting. Overall an exceptional brew!

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
livelaughlovep (108) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2009 One of my favorite porters. Since this is an old review, I’m going to have to come back to it now that I can review properly.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
clarkybsu (6) - Cicero, Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2010 does not count
Draft at Great Lakes Brewery in November 2008. This is one the most well balanced porters and dark malt beer I have ever tried. Dark brown with good head. Aroma and flavor consist of chocolate and coffee, but the coffee comes off as coffee and not as burn roastiness, which helps keep this porter smooth and balanced. Mouthfeel is thin but this makes for a very drinkable beer. Complex flavors and aromas meld well together.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
vtwiersma (5) - USA - JUN 17, 2010 does not count
chocolate, coffee, caramel, roasty, black, cloudy, brown foam, frothy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
EinStein (52) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2011 From a bottle into a snifter. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of bittersweet chocolate and roastiness with a bit of coffee. Taste is roasty with bitter chocolate throughout. Mouthfeel is a bit thin but smooth. Overall a terrific brew, I’m lucky to live in a place with a consistent supply of it, soooo delicious.


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