Larry_Duffman (584) - - OCT 10, 2016
I had it on tap. It pours a dark brown with a nice, tan head and lacing. The aroma is roasted coffee and chocolate. The taste is coffee, chocolate, and tobacco. The sweetness is subtle. The bitterness is strong. There’s a lot of flavor here. OrthoDoc (189) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2016
Aroma of sweet chocolate, roasted malt, and light tobacco. Taste follows the nose pretty closely. Like most porters the mouthfeel is a bit too thin for my liking. That being said, this brings a lot of flavor for a 6% abv beer. This one is on par with Founders Porter except for the thin mouthfeel. Zgpt (51) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Pours black with small head very little aroma. Excellent crisp flavor and very good palate slightly light for easy drinking. Not very creamy texture which doesn't harm it. Love the name
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UPDATED: AUG 21, 2016 12 oz bottle. A dark caramel to near black color gradient. Milky, khaki head that seems to replenish itself. Aromas of leather, tobacco, brown sugar, toffee, and oak. A very nice, earthy flavor. Dark caramel, dried fig, roasty coffee. Medium body. No discernable alcohol, but does have a warming quality. MrTipple (6000) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Filter coffee, dark, toasted malts, cacao nibs. Clear, dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Light bitter. Coffee, light, dark fruits, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Nice Porter, well-balanced, maybe a bit light. Keg at Sugar Maple, Milwaukee.
bigcat03 (334) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - AUG 12, 2016
On tap at Progressive Field. Nice dark brown color and a fizzy tan head. Nice robust flavor with coffee and caramel. A lasting roasted malt aftertaste. Carbonation is just lively enough. Body is a little watery. Solid stuff here! Icommonsewer (125) - TUCSON, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2016
THEY CHANGED FITZY! I just got back from Cleveland with my 12 pack of Edmund Fitzgerald Porter. I noticed when I compared the bottle to 3 I had leftover from 3 years ago when I was there last that the ship on the label was different. Naturally, I had to do one of my ’double-blind taste tests’ with my wife to see if it was just the label or if they had changed the brew also.
Conclusion: The old EF was smooth and drinkable with a subtle licorice note; 5.8% abv. Very nice! The new EF is a robust, roasted brew with a slight coffee note 6% abv. Very nicer!
I have no idea if GLB made any announcement to the effect of their changing the formula, but they definitely have. ronaldtheriot (1980) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter has a thick, beige head, a dark, ruby-brown (as the light hits it) appearance, with some lacing left behind (but, not heavy lacing). The smell is of rich, sweet coffee, cream, chocolate, brown bread crust, and strong malt. Taste is of all that, with balancing bitterness. Mouthfeel is high medium, and Edmund Fitzgerald Porter finishes on the powdery side. RJT BeerInHeaven (467) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2016
pours nearly black with a medium tan head. Rich aroma of roasted malt. creamy mouth feel with rich dark malt flavor. Black coffee notes creep in. Bittersweet linger. Very good! Zymurgeist2 (2349) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Draught at Jet Rock Bar and Grill in Terminal B of PHL. The highlight of a flight of 8 beers during a layover. Fantastic chocolate aroma with slight roast. Brown with light brown head that is sustained. Lovely all around.