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

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BA SCORE
84
good

248 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 248
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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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Dylanjf, Sep 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

soxandbeer, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of MistahBeah
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

MistahBeah, Aug 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Slipmthgoose, Aug 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

EBeckett3, Aug 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

AngusOg, Jul 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

Sinnian, Jul 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

db12, Jul 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

AJ01923, Jul 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

ZEB89, Jul 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

harpus, Jul 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

thomseye, Jun 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

doremite, Jun 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

PriorDoubleDark, Jun 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

civicm87, May 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

juicebox, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
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.

puboflyons, Apr 20, 2013
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

Skarod, Apr 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

oclvryder, Mar 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

Beermaine, Mar 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

spycow, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of angusdegraosta
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.

angusdegraosta, Mar 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

sixerofelixir, Feb 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

ruckus232, Feb 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

EatonHops, Jan 20, 2013
Geary's London Porter from D.L. Geary Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.