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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
85
very good

244 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.8%
Wants: 8
Gots: 3 | 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 lechroy:
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lechroy

California

3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pint glass from 12 oz bottle on hot day at Sugarloaf. A is a rich, hearty dark ale. Head is nice w little interlacing. S is quite distracting smelling of bitter molasses. Not inviting. T is really nice and refreshing. Almost a taste of sassafrass which I enjoy. Well balanced. M is smooth and nice and light. O it is a warm friendly good porter. Not syrupy and good for all seasons. What's up wit the aroma?

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 21:46:15 | More by lechroy
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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

07-03-2014 20:23:45 | More by JimJam10
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1/5  rDev -73.3%

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illpass78

Maine

4/5  rDev +6.7%
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%

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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

Maine

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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

Florida

3/5  rDev -20%

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

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

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

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
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 -6.7%

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

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20%

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

New York

4.5/5  rDev +20%

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

Maine

4.39/5  rDev +17.1%
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 +6.7%

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

New York

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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

Vermont

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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

New York

3/5  rDev -20%

09-14-2013 23:18:46 | More by Dylanjf
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soxandbeer

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20%

09-01-2013 23:05:37 | More by soxandbeer
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MistahBeah

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jet black with a mocha colored head with not much retention. No visible carbonation. No lacing

Smells strongly of cocoa/bittersweet chocolate. Coffee. Smoky roasted malts

Taste is a little thin. Lots of smoke and roasted barley. Black coffee. Very subtle chocolate. Hint of tobacco. Some buttery diacetyl common for Geary's

Feels watery thin. Slight bite of carbonation. Medium bodied (light for a porter) and smooth

Overall not bad but nothing to write home about. Nice if you want a dark beer that won't fill you up to quickly. Goes nicely with barbecued steak

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 01:09:33 | More by MistahBeah
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Geary's London Porter from D.L. Geary Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.