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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 flagmantho:
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flagmantho

Washington

3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: extremely dark brown which allows a minimal transit of light through the body. Head is a thick finger of pillowy tan foam with decent retention.

Smell: rich chocolatey aroma with a light undertone of vegetal hops. Simple, but well-executed.

Taste: much less chocolate in the flavor than in the aroma; the flavor has a lightly bitter, somewhat acidic character with a roasty grain component. Not quite coffeelike, but definitely "black" in taste. I actually rather like it; it is dry and quaffable.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a fizzy effervescence that works hard to be creamy but doesn't quite make it. Not bad, but not wonderful.

Overall: I like the dryness and drinkability of this porter. I feel like this would make a great session drink down the pub.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 17:34:24 | More by flagmantho
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Belittle

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-14-2014 16:55:39 | More by Belittle
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wrightst

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-12-2014 16:10:49 | More by wrightst
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JimJam10


2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

07-03-2014 20:23:45 | More by JimJam10
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Dillonius


1/5  rDev -73.3%

06-23-2014 15:45:11 | More by Dillonius
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illpass78

Maine

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2014 23:36:13 | More by illpass78
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_RL_

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-08-2014 23:45:41 | More by _RL_
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-25-2014 12:43:27 | More by Latarnik
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meehandennis

Maine

4/5  rDev +7%

05-24-2014 22:42:44 | More by meehandennis
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Blueribbon666

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

05-17-2014 21:04:26 | More by Blueribbon666
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ChicagoNick

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

04-29-2014 23:43:11 | More by ChicagoNick
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bcsbeer

Florida

3/5  rDev -19.8%

04-24-2014 01:03:00 | More by bcsbeer
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +7%

04-17-2014 22:04:18 | More by SkinniePost
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ESimmons

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +27%

04-14-2014 12:58:28 | More by ESimmons
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gonzo000

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A. - Dark brown color with an explosive head. Head lasts a long time with quality lacing on glass in patches. Inviting.

s - Coffee and malt.

t - bitter malt in front with a coffee finish. A bit bitter, but a good to very good porter.

m - thin,but nice wit the high carbonation.

O - would like more body and less bitter for this beer to go into the outstanding range, but it is knocking on the door.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 18:57:35 | More by gonzo000
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braican

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-22-2014 01:53:49 | More by braican
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CSeavey64

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

02-21-2014 23:51:19 | More by CSeavey64
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jwps214

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -19.8%

02-14-2014 16:03:21 | More by jwps214
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CaverDave

New York

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

01-29-2014 01:39:08 | More by CaverDave
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Owl-Head

Maine

4.39/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I don't like Geary's very much, but this porter is definitely the best thing out of their winter variety pack. I feel like I needed to rate this beer because i am not much of a porter fan in general (tending to stick to IPAs and Stouts) but this one was nicely smooth and tasted more like vanilla than a typical porter (closer to a Stout it seemed but more bitter). However, rather than a typical porter, which tends to have the bitter and almost dry taste for a darker beer, this one had a very tasty, sweet and almost refreshing taste and mouthfeel

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 07:42:12 | More by Owl-Head
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7%

12-28-2013 22:32:20 | More by BillRoth
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T-34-85

New York

4/5  rDev +7%

11-28-2013 18:28:31 | More by T-34-85
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Shawnspl

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

11-19-2013 04:17:12 | More by Shawnspl
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Doug_Skipper

Vermont

4/5  rDev +7%

10-21-2013 15:47:48 | More by Doug_Skipper
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Dylanjf

New York

3/5  rDev -19.8%

09-14-2013 23:18:46 | More by Dylanjf
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Geary's London Porter from D.L. Geary Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.