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RATINGS: 1793   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Complex, roasty aroma with a bittersweet, chocolate-coffee taste and a bold hop presence.

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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Has a wonderful coffee aroma. Good deep dark color with a thin brown head that disappates after a couple minutes. Has a very pleasing coffee flavor, I liked it quite a lot. Great body and texture, and good carbonation. Overall, an excellent beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lewdass (12) - Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2006
Pours rather dark, excellent aroma of coffee-ish chocolate. Head is small and tan colored. A bit thin, but not a big complaint. This is what a porter should be.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutchap (422) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Not as great as I hoped from the label and name. Poured a cola color, with a small brown head, some lacing. A A roasty nose, but also some skunk which surprised me. Not so much in the taste though. Some malt and roasted coffee, but also a little more hops and citrus than I would have expected. Also a little light on the palate. Not my favorite porter, but I would certainly drink it again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imzugzug (103) - Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2006
Outstanding porter acquired thru a trade. What a great porter should be. Big and tasty. Large mouthfeel, oily and slick. For as flavorful as this is, its not at all filling. Hops and some citrus {?} in the finish. Sweet coffee and chocolates. Not at all bitter, perfectly balanced.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 24, 2006
One of my very favorite brewpubs is the Great Lakes Brewing Company, of Cleveland, OH. This is one brewpub I have made return trips to ever since that first trip back in 1994. At that time, Great Lakes didnt have a brewery, all their beers were brewed at the brewpub, and they were a very local beer. GLBC has enjoyed some growth, and their market has grown from its small Northern Ohio roots to a few Midwestern states. I love all of Great Lakes products, but one beer has a special place in my beer loving heart, and that is Edmund Fitzgerald Porter. This is a delicious, rich, robust porter just packed with flavors. Some robust porters border on being stouts, they are very roasty, coffeeish, and the flavors quite intense. Edmund Fitzgerald is an outstanding example of robust porter. This beer pours to a deep brown/black, opaque color with a big, tan, creamy head, and a soft carbonation. The nose on this beer is fantastic. Very malty aromas of dark chocolate malts, roasted barley, and coffee marry with a back drop of citric, piney, hop aromatics. The palate is wonderful. More big chocolate malt flavors, coffee, a touch of vanilla, and more roast. Edmund Fitzgerald has a very muscular malt back bone, this beer isnt hefty, but has a big body for a porter. This beer finishes with more good dark malt up front, then finishes with a long, dry, citric hop bite that lingers. A robust, flavorful, and vibrant beer. Match this with a nice porterhouse steak and baked potato. This is a great desert beer as well, it would go well with a chocolate brownie sundae with vanilla ice cream.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jasonp (1577) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2006
Obtained in a trade with beeryum. Dark ruby reddish brown with a medium tan head. Rich chocolate, mocha and hops in the nose. Wow, very bold and flavorful. Up front, the flavor has big notes of chocolate, coffee, ovaltine, roasted malt, a touch of charcoal, plenty of hops and rich caramel/toffee sweetness. Totally delicious. Perfect body for a porter; full, round and very creamy with lively carbonation (without being as thick as some stouts). Decent head retention, light lacing left on the glass. Overall, an amazing porter - one of the best Ive had so far.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebarnes (261) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2006
12 oz bottle. Pours black but light still gets through. Thinner than other porters. Slight coffee aroma, more prevalent in the taste. Not bad at all.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (2954) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2006
Pours a dark brown/black. Small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Tastes the same. Medium bitterness in the end. A good porter.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
achtungpv (256) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2006
Very good porter with good roasted coffee flavor but surprisingly thin body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2006
12 oz bottle: Pours a blackish brown with a light-brown head that disappears fast with hardly any lacing. The malty aroma is roasty with hints of coffee and dark chocolate. Taste matches the aroma with a smooth bitter finish. A well balanced beer!


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