Monday, December 14, 2015

Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

Beer Review #66

A few weeks ago I reviewed Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co. Today I've gone back to the brewer for another dark beer. This time its Edmund Fitzgerald Porter. I guess it goes without saying that this particular brew is named and inspired by the wreck of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald, the American freighter which sank in November 1975 with a crew of 29 on Lake Superior.

Edmund Fitzgerald Porter  pours black with ample beige foam and plenty of lacing, but look for red highlights on the edges of your glass if you happen to be in a light room, revealing a porter that is not quite fully opaque.

Surprising alcohol nose, for a beer weighing in at only 6.0%, but also a subtle sweetened chocolate note.

Semi-creamy mouth feel, and perhaps slightly watery - though I admit my pallet might be a bit biased by recent experiences with fuller bodied Imperial Stouts. But still, reasonable lingering coffee bitterness on the back end.

Musical Pairing: The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot

Twin Tiers Beer Trail:
-Twin Tiers Craft Beer Club
The Jolly Farmer, Waverly
Bluestone Brewing Company (Sayre)
- Diversion Brewing Co. (Chemung)
River Barge Brewing (Wyalusing)

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