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Geary's London Porter - D.L. Geary Brewing Company

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Geary's London PorterGeary's London Porter

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BA SCORE
84
good

246 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 8
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
D.L. Geary Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Faithfully recreated by Geary’s, this classic English style has a deep mahogany color and a restrained roasted malt flavor. The result is rich and complex, yet smooth and refreshing. Original gravity - 1045; alcohol by volume - 4.2%; two row English malt (pale, crystal, chocolate and black); Cascade, Willamette and Golding hops.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 09-25-2001)
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Reviews by WaltTrombone:
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WaltTrombone

New York

3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Black body shows dark brown when held up to the light, and a khaki head. The faint aroma is of malt and coffee. The taste is balanced, with malt, coffee, chocolate, grapefruit. The mouthfeel is (maybe) a little thin, but has just the right amont of light carbonation. Finish is sedate, with malt and grapefruit.

Thanks to JohnnyP, for being such an advocate of Maine beers, and especially Geary's. I probably wouldn't have tried this if he hadn't been so (some might say obsessed or naggy) persistent! It's real tasty, maybe not as smooth or complex as, say, Fuller's London Porter, or Sam Smith's Taddy, but sometimes you just don't want to work so hard to keep up with your beer!

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2003 01:58:47 | More by WaltTrombone
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12 oz. bottle poured into a stout glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark mahogany with some ruby around the edges, especially when held to the light. Lacing nonexistent and very little head. Some decent carbonation.

Aroma: Lots of nice standard porter aromas. There's black coffee, dark chocolate, a little touch of vanilla, roasted coffee beans, and dark, roasty malts.

Taste: Taste follows the nose, with coffee leading the way, and that vanilla note more present. Tasty, easy-drinking porter. Some nice hop bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Nice and smooth, as a porter should be.

Overall: A very nice, traditional porter. I miss I saw more of this as I feel it's one of Geary's better efforts. Definitely worth picking up.

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Geary's London Porter from D.L. Geary Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.