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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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very good

266 Ratings

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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 8
Gots: 12 | 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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Photo of metter98
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is nearly jet black in color and only has bits of red visible near the bottom of the glass when it is held up to the light. It poured with a thin beige head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a dense ring around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of chocolate malts in the nose along with some hints of burnt malts.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of bittersweet chocolate along with notes of burnt and roasted malts. A light amount of bitterness is present and this lingers through the finish.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied on the palate and seems rather airy with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: I really enjoyed this beer because it was packed with lots of flavors while being very easy to drink and rather light-bodied. I could easily drink this beer all night long.

metter98, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of oberon
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice to see this Maine brewery's beers down here in NC,pours a deep brown nearly black color with a thin wispy almond colored head but its gone pretty quickly,roasted malt and earthy nut aromas with a cola elemant as well.Flavors of roasted nuts and bitter chocolate are prevalent with a nice earthy lightly bitter finish.This is quaffable to say the least and quite flavorful,glad to give this a try.

oberon, Sep 15, 2005
Photo of lillitnn92
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

lillitnn92, Nov 19, 2014
Photo of Kopps
3/5  rDev -19.8%

12 oz bottle; no date.

A: Poured a 2 finger head not much lacing; flattened out quickly; dark coffee color.

S: Not much aroma with weak coffee tones.

T: Disappointing. I was expecting more, some what metallic taste that lingers.

M: Lighter body and too much carbonation. Again disappointing.

Overall: Just an OK Porter.

Kopps, Nov 19, 2014
Photo of claspada
4/5  rDev +7%

claspada, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of Life-Love-Beer
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%

Life-Love-Beer, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

AnitaBrewski, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of Rukasu
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%

Rukasu, Nov 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

Marvicsin, Nov 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

WhitmansNiece, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of Redstorm84
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Jet black pour presenting a slight khaki head that dissipated quickly. Smells moderately of chocolate malt. This one tastes strongly of bittersweet chocolate and burnt malt with a bitterness that holds through the finish. High carbonation gives this beer a more refreshing mouth feel than you might expect. Medium bodied.

Enjoyable, but more bitterness than I'd care for personally.

Redstorm84, Oct 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

terrysjag, Oct 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

mbeerdino21, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of PorkBelly1974
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%

PorkBelly1974, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of kkazemi
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

kkazemi, Oct 25, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +0.5%

RiverCityBeerGuy, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of smithj4
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%

smithj4, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of Trashcat
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Trashcat, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of horshack7
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: With a thin light beige head is a dark brown to black beer.

Aroma: Chocolate malts, dark roasted coffee, faint caramel notes, dark roasted hops.

Taste: Very crisp mouthfeel to start. Dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, hops are roasted very much on the dark side.

Notes: A good one to pick up during the colder months or a cool night. A very well brewed porter top to bottom. Cheers.

horshack7, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of pwdiamond
3/5  rDev -19.8%

pwdiamond, Sep 24, 2014
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

NOLANDMAN, Sep 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Doomcifer, Aug 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Belittle, Jul 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

wrightst, Jul 12, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

JimJam10, Jul 03, 2014
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Geary's London Porter from D.L. Geary Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.