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Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

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Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Cleveland, OH
USA
http://www.greatlakesbrewing.com/

Style: Porter
ABV: 5.8%

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Comments:
Named after the ship that went down in November 1975 in Lake Superior, this is a flavorful beer that has some bitterness to remind you of the tragedy. The big ship was hauling over 26 tons of iron ore when it ran into a storm, lost both its radars and pumps, and then sank.

The last transmission from the ship was, "We are holding our own," according to http://www.ssefo.com/info/timeline.html, which is dedicated to the ship.

Most people know about this ship from the Gordon Lightfoot song. The beer, however, is also a good tribute.

It has a color that may be as black as Superior's waters on a cold winter night. The flavor is a mouthful of coffee and chocolate along with the beer.

The label says that the beer conforms with the German purity laws, though I am not sure how Great Lakes could have produced this flavor in strict conformity.

Nonetheless, this is a fine porter that sailors, dock hands, and other beer fans can appreciate.

Reviewed by Baby-Boy Jackson on January 29, 2007.
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