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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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MistahBeah

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
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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Slipmthgoose

California

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

08-19-2013 23:08:17 | More by Slipmthgoose
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

08-15-2013 03:37:47 | More by EBeckett3
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-18-2013 23:38:24 | More by AngusOg
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Sinnian

Maine

4/5  rDev +7%

07-18-2013 21:26:49 | More by Sinnian
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db12

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-15-2013 23:14:30 | More by db12
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7%

07-12-2013 02:47:30 | More by AJ01923
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-06-2013 17:09:30 | More by ZEB89
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harpus

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-02-2013 15:36:09 | More by harpus
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thomseye

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-26-2013 05:03:42 | More by thomseye
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

06-21-2013 14:22:17 | More by doremite
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PriorDoubleDark

Maine

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-20-2013 21:02:43 | More by PriorDoubleDark
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civicm87

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-08-2013 23:44:12 | More by civicm87
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juicebox

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-23-2013 01:16:08 | More by juicebox
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on April 19, 2013.

It pours nearly black with brown hues caressing the edge of the lgass and a long-lasting, foamy tan head.

The aroma is delightful with dark malts coffee and even a little smoke.l

But from here on out it slips a bit. The body was thin and a lot more watery than the Porters I like to drink.

The taste has hints of dark malts and coffee but there is am kind of buttery character and and bland aftertaste that lingers. I chalk that up to low bitterness but it just seems to be missing something.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 00:49:48 | More by puboflyons
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Skarod

Maine

5/5  rDev +33.7%

04-09-2013 20:32:51 | More by Skarod
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oclvryder

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

03-17-2013 23:09:10 | More by oclvryder
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Beermaine

Maine

4/5  rDev +7%

03-16-2013 19:25:07 | More by Beermaine
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

03-10-2013 20:27:54 | More by spycow
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angusdegraosta

New York

3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The appearance is what you'd expect - well-carbonated and decent lacing. Great roasted smell. The taste has got dark chocolate and coffee wrapped in with the malt - a great dry example of the style (and also, a really excellent example of a dark beer not loaded with calories.) I was going to dock more points in the mouthfeel department for being maybe too mild, but as I'm drinking it, I'm realizing a.) this is the first porter I could drink several of, and b.) This is Geary's. I really really dig this company. They blend tradition and craftsmanship in a way I thoroughly respect.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 04:10:07 | More by angusdegraosta
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sixerofelixir

Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.8%

02-28-2013 01:28:59 | More by sixerofelixir
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ruckus232

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

02-15-2013 01:31:30 | More by ruckus232
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EatonHops

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

01-20-2013 01:41:45 | More by EatonHops
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

12-19-2012 03:19:41 | More by thinwhiteduke
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jsbrew

New York

3/5  rDev -19.8%

12-10-2012 11:39:22 | More by jsbrew
Geary's London Porter from D.L. Geary Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.