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Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

Category: Porter

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.0%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

Category: Porter

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.0%
Mahogany color. Aromas of cinnamon-raisin, elderflower, pumpernickel bread pudding, bombolone, and herb butter with a satiny, crisp, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a graceful, interesting, medium-length grilled nuts, slightly charred cinnamon roll, chocolate malt, and cola finish. A palate-pleasing traditional porter with a dry, chocolatey appeal.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty
Aroma Aroma: cinnamon-raisin, elderflower, pumpernickel bread pudding, bombolone, and herb butter
Taste Flavor: grilled nuts, slightly charred cinnamon roll, chocolate malt, and cola
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Brisket, Shepherd’s Pie, Beaufort
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A palate-pleasing traditional porter with a dry, chocolatey appeal.

The Producer

Great Lakes Brewing Co.

The Producer
2516 Market St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
USA
1 216-771-4404

Their Portfolio

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92 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Chillwave Double IPA 9% (USA)
86 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Hop by Numbers IPA 7.2% (USA)
86 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Oats Macdonald Pale Ale 5.7% (USA)
89 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Gose 4.4% (USA)
86 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Lightkeeper Blonde Ale 6.6% (USA)
93 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Oktoberfest 6.5% (USA)
86 Great Lakes Brewing Co. 2016 Barrel Aged Tripel Dog Dare Ale 9.5% (USA)
85 Great Lakes Brewing Co. 2016 Barrel Aged Alberta Clipper Flavored Porter 7.5% (USA)
87 Great Lakes Brewing Co. 2017 Barrel Aged Blackout Imperial Stout 10.5% (USA)
89 Great Lakes Brewing Co. 2017 Barrel Aged Imperial Smoked Porter 9% (USA)
92 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Christmas Ale 7.5% (USA)
87 Great Lakes Brewing Co. 2016 Barrel Aged Christmas Ale 7.5% (USA)
95 Great Lakes Brewing Co. 2017 Barrel Aged Barleywine 7.5% (USA)
90 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Blackout Imperial Stout 9% (USA)
90 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Turntable Pils 5.4% (USA)
88 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Conway’s Irish Ale 6.3% (USA)
87 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Hop Madness Double IPA 9% (USA)
93 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Burning River Pale Ale 6% (USA)
93 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Holy Moses White Ale 5.4% (USA)
92 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Cloud Cutter Ale 5.1% (USA)
87 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Edmund Fitzgerald Porter 6.0% (USA)
86 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Ohio City Oatmeal Stout 5.4% (USA)

Porter

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Serve in a Nonic Pint Glass
Porters are red-brown to black in color and range from 4.5-6.5% in alcohol. They are medium to full-bodied and characterized by a flavor profile that varies from subtle dark malts to fully-roasted, smoky flavors. Although porter was the drink of the masses in 1700s London, it is no longer a significant factor in the British market today. However, porters are increasingly popular in today’s US market and often display the influence of hops in richer craft-brewed examples. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Fuller’s London Porter, Samuel Smiths Taddy Porter, Meantime London Porter and Flossmoor Station Pullman Brown Ale.