18LB Porter | Georgetown Brewing Company

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4.24/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Georgetown Brewing Company
Washington, United States
georgetownbeer.com

Style: American Imperial Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Last year, we short-filled the kettle to brew this imperial version of our Georgetown Porter. More roasty, more chocolately, more ABV and more delicious (if that’s even possible). Since then, the beer has been in first use Heaven Hills bourbon barrels, quietly waiting to be released into the world. Take all that roasty, chocolately goodness and add bourbon and vanilla notes from barrel aging, and you have a winter sipper sure to please.

Added by DamienI on 01-05-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,279
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
14
pDev:
6.84%
 
 
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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by NickThePyro:
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of mdaschaf
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zonker17
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Black color and small foam ring, good lacing. Wood, bourbon, and chocolate nose. Booze prominant on a lighter body beer, and very welcome. Bourbon, bitter, vanilla, and wood tasting notes first and little malt presence. Surprising and works.

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Photo of foxyaardvark27
4.83/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black, appearing opaque black in the glass, with a two finger khaki head with great retention and lacing; fine head for a barrel aged porter. Aroma of dark toasted malt, milk chocolate and bourbon. Flavor follows with dark toasted malt, mild anc dark chocolate, vanilla and bourbon, a little boozy in the finish, but supported by good bourbon flavor. Medium bodied with somewhat lighter body than expected for the big aroma and flavor. A very nice bourbon forward, chocolately porter. Hits all the notes I hope for in a barrel aged porter with a bit more very realistic chocolate notes. The body is somewhat thin, but the taste makes up for it. Despite being bourbon forward in the finish, maintains an overall great balance. I've heard about this for a while and wanted to try it. I'm glad Georgetown is finally bottling. Worth searching out.

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Photo of VashonGuy
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Radcpa
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very dark appearance with significant tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a nice mild malt and chocolate. Taste is a rich malt and coconut that is usually associated with a higher alcohol beer.

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Photo of mactrail
4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very dark brown with plenty of beige foam in the chalice. Lovely aroma of Bourbon with a touch of vanilla. More smooth than woody, this is a more elegant kind of barrel-aged brew. Rather hot with alcohol, but it goes nicely with the malty.

Sweet and spicy with a vanilla taste. Lots of caramel and a dose of burnt sugar. Not burnt tasting, but plenty of roasted grain. This is very sippable with lots of interest and a friendly finish. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Elizabeth Station.

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Photo of Erik-P
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Noles9585
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of powdersoldier
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DamienI
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gandres
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From Tap Growler to wine glass,
Appearance: Pours dark brown -black, lacing and minimal head
Aroma: Not a lot of aroma- hint of chocolate coffee
Taste: Balance, delicious, toasted malt
Mouth Feel: Slightly creamy
Overall: Very good beer, excellent for the price

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Photo of rab53
3.52/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

18LB Porter from Georgetown Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 14 ratings