Georgetown Porter | Georgetown Brewing Company

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26
Ratings:
80
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
21.92%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Georgetown Brewing Company
Washington, United States | website

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly named 9LB Porter. Georgetown Porter is the same recipe as 9LB Porter - the beer has not changed. This change is the result of a trademark dispute with Magic Hat Brewing Co.

Added by dnichols on 10-10-2007

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Reviews: 26 | Ratings: 80
Reviews by blackc5:
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4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap here around town at a few places. This beer always delivers.

A - An inky brown, near black. Nice chocolate colored head and good lacing as well.

S - Chocolate and coffee intertwined with the roasted malts. Could be a bit stronger IMHO, but nice.

T - A really well-balanced porter - one of my favorites thus far. It has perfect balance of roasted coffee and dark chocolate mocha, a touch of sweet caramel, and just a hint of fruitiness. Lots of roasted malts, and very minor burnt notes.

M - Very smooth, medium-bodied. Nice moderate carbonation. Would enjoy this just a touch thicker...

D - Sky high - this is sessionable and easy to down and enjoy the whole way while doing it. Top notch.

Also - not sure why this is noted here as a 'Limited - Brewed Once' beer since it is a Georgetown regular.

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Photo of NWer
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours beautiful dark brown into my snifter. Aroma foretells the chocolate. Nice and pleasant.
Taste is malt and chocolate. Trying to place the smooth feel that seemed so familiar and it hit me that it tastes and feels a lot like Guinness Draft but better.
Very smooth aftertaste with absolutely no cloy or bitterness.
A winner.

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Photo of DoShek
4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - poured with a finger-and-a-half of light mocha colored head, color is a deep coffee brown, very sticky lacing and rings mark the beer's progress down the glass

Smell - coffee comes through strongly with some light chocolate, small touch of hops as well

Taste - coffee and chocolate are coming through prominently, some hop bitterness upfront and coffee-like bitterness on the back end

Mouthfeel - creamy and smooth, full-bodied, coats the inside of the mouth

Drinkability - neither too heavy nor too light, a very drinkable porter

Another "darn tasty beer" from Georgetown Brewing.

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3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.82/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.69/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint glass. Pours a very dark brown, appearing nearly black in the glass with a one finger off-white head with good retention and light lacing. Nice aroma of toasted malt with light chocolate and coffee. Hints of dark dried fruit and char. Medium bodied. This was somewhat underwhelming cold out the keg, but as it warmed, the flavors were robust and well balanced. Complexity of flavor is not obvious right away because of the good integration and balance. I will be happy to encounter this again. Georgetown is fairly widely distributed on tap in Seattle, and is underrated considering their quality. This was on-tap next to Lucille and I really wanted to drink Lucille again; I ended up drinking this a second time before having a taster of Lucille. Nice.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.07/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of TyBeerMe
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

For an American style porter, I can't think of anything better.

It pours somewhere between a burnt brown and dark black and is thick. It smells almost like chocolate mousse soaked in brandy smothered in baked malt.

Tastes smooth with a wonderful balance of sweetness and bitterness with strong chocolate malt flavors. Taste changes considerably as it warms.

Extremely drinkable but with noticeable complex flavors and a good amount of alcohol. Great beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of BKast409
5/5  rDev +23.2%

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Georgetown Porter from Georgetown Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.