Full Review

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

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.