Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Review: Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
5.8% ABV
Great Lakes Brewing Co., Cleveland,OH
12oz btl
Served in Dogfish Head signature glass
Date on bottle: Enjoy by 10/7/13
Reviewed on 8/15/13

This porter pours a dark brown color with a quickly dissipating, ivory-colored head.  Good lacing.

Smell consists of malt, chocolate, slight coffee, hops, slight caramel, slight sugar.

Taste consists of roasted malt, chocolate, hops, coffee, burnt toast, hint of spiciness, touch of caramel, some smokiness.  The taste is much more pronounced than the smell.

Mouthfeel is fairly smooth on the palate with some good if small lingering bitterness.

Overall, this is a smooth, fairly mellow porter with a nice profile of flavors and some good lingering bitterness on the palate.  Robust flavors of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and hops dominate, with some nice accents of spices and caramel.  The taste is much more pronounced than the smell.  Much like a quality stout.

My score: 92

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