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Georgetown Porter | Georgetown Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly named 9LB Porter. Georgetown Porter is the same recipe as 9LB Porter - the beer has not changed. This change is the result of a trademark dispute with Magic Hat Brewing Co.

Added by dnichols on 10-10-2007

BEER STATS
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
86
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
21.73%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 28 | Ratings: 86
Reviews by flagmantho:
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4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap in a pint glass at the eponymous 9lb Hammer in Seattle, Georgetown Brewery's de facto brewpub.

Appearance: black with a thin white head with attractive lacing.

Smell: served a bit too cold initially to get the full aroma, as the pint warmed up I got some good roasted coffee and chocolate aromas.

Taste: subtle but evident hops; nice chocolate and coffee flavors. The finish is dry with a big coffee character. A nicely bitter brew as well.

Mouthfeel: medium body and slightly creamy; I like this aspect a lot.

Drinkability: this beer is great stuff I could drink all night.

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Photo of NWer
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours beautiful dark brown into my snifter. Aroma foretells the chocolate. Nice and pleasant.
Taste is malt and chocolate. Trying to place the smooth feel that seemed so familiar and it hit me that it tastes and feels a lot like Guinness Draft but better.
Very smooth aftertaste with absolutely no cloy or bitterness.
A winner.

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Photo of DoShek
4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - poured with a finger-and-a-half of light mocha colored head, color is a deep coffee brown, very sticky lacing and rings mark the beer's progress down the glass

Smell - coffee comes through strongly with some light chocolate, small touch of hops as well

Taste - coffee and chocolate are coming through prominently, some hop bitterness upfront and coffee-like bitterness on the back end

Mouthfeel - creamy and smooth, full-bodied, coats the inside of the mouth

Drinkability - neither too heavy nor too light, a very drinkable porter

Another "darn tasty beer" from Georgetown Brewing.

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3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.82/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.69/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint glass. Pours a very dark brown, appearing nearly black in the glass with a one finger off-white head with good retention and light lacing. Nice aroma of toasted malt with light chocolate and coffee. Hints of dark dried fruit and char. Medium bodied. This was somewhat underwhelming cold out the keg, but as it warmed, the flavors were robust and well balanced. Complexity of flavor is not obvious right away because of the good integration and balance. I will be happy to encounter this again. Georgetown is fairly widely distributed on tap in Seattle, and is underrated considering their quality. This was on-tap next to Lucille and I really wanted to drink Lucille again; I ended up drinking this a second time before having a taster of Lucille. Nice.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.07/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Virginia Inn, Seattle, WA:

Pours very dark brown to black with a head that becomes wispy, leaving lacing.

The smell is of chocolate, coffee, some dark fruit, some anise.

The taste is of semi-sweet chocolate, roasted coffee, some dark fruit and a hint of anise. Roasty/smoky finish.

It hits medium-bodied. Pretty creamy.

Overall, a nice American porter.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of TyBeerMe
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

For an American style porter, I can't think of anything better.

It pours somewhere between a burnt brown and dark black and is thick. It smells almost like chocolate mousse soaked in brandy smothered in baked malt.

Tastes smooth with a wonderful balance of sweetness and bitterness with strong chocolate malt flavors. Taste changes considerably as it warms.

Extremely drinkable but with noticeable complex flavors and a good amount of alcohol. Great beer.

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Georgetown Porter from Georgetown Brewing Company
4.05 out of 5 based on 86 ratings.
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