Great Lakes “Edmund Fitzgerald Porter” Review (#033)

Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
Cleveland, Ohio

From The Brewery:

A complex, roasty porter with a bittersweet, chocolate-coffee taste and bold hop presence.

ABV: 5.8%
ABW: 4.7%
IBUs: 37

TYPE/STYLE:Porter: Originated in Great Britain and named after the porters who hauled goods from wagons to the stands at the open air markets common to England at that time.

FOOD COMPLEMENTS:Roasty and smoked flavors like barbecued ribs, steaks and oysters. Also a favorite with chocolate desserts.

Named after the ship that frequently docked in Cleveland and sunk in Lake Superior on November 10, 1975 with many Northeast Ohioans on board.


Appearance: I poured the bottle of midnight ruby porter into my snifter, capped at the top by a creamy, thick tan and mocha head, that left a huge coating of lacing all the way down.

Smell: It is very rich smelling, of roasted malts and of coffee – both beans and roasted coffee, and a bit of espresso. There is also a little yeast notes in the background.

Taste: Smooth and strong roasted flavors of coffee beans and malts, all balanced with an ever so sweet and dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Higher medium bodied beer, with huge creaminess aided by awesome head retention and a drying finish on the end, making you want more.

Drinkability: Medium: This is a great cooler weather beer; as the months warm up, this one will be put on hold for rare occastions until fall. This is a heavy beer full of ingredients.

Notes: This is pretty much my go to American Porter. Great Lakes for the win.

Other Times Enjoying This Beer


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