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

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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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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

AngusOg, Jul 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

juicebox, Apr 23, 2013
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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
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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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EatonHops, Jan 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

thinwhiteduke, Dec 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

jsbrew, Dec 10, 2012
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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.

flagmantho, Nov 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

sneaks2210, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of KajII
3.28/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint]

The pour was a very dark brown with a reddish hue and an average (1-2 finger) light brown rocky head that was mostly diminishing, down to a thin puddling and medium collar that produced fair runny lacing.

The aroma was of dark roasted malts and a sweaty leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee and a hint of molasses.

The taste was very malty with a touch of bitter chocolate and a hint of sweet molasses in the beginning, and then slowly progressed with a slightly bitter sweet coffee flavor towards the end. The flavor hung around for a short while with the mild bitter coffee taste becoming more dominant as time pasted.

Mouthfeel was a bit below medium in body and rather thin in texture with a somewhat prickly carbonation.

Overall a pretty basic Porter with a good flavor and easy drinkability, I could see myself drinking a few of these...


KajII, Nov 14, 2012
Geary's London Porter from D.L. Geary Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.