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

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Geary's London PorterGeary's London Porter

Brewed by:
D.L. Geary Brewing Company
Maine, United States

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

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.

Added by Mitchster on 09-25-2001

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3.27/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.42/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Did somebody say London Porter? I enjoy Fuller's London Porter, so if Geary's can hit that mark, we have a sleeper. This was part of a beer of the month package which my friend gave to me. Thanks Simon! On to the beer:

A short head forms on the pour, which quickly dissipates into a bubbly lace around the glass. However, the beer is as black as ink, so there's at least something positive to look at. The aroma is captivating. It offers a modest roasted coffee note, fudge, and nuttiness which plays well in the scheme of things.

Although this is merely 4.2% ABV, Geary's London Porter does bring a spark. The roast from the aroma comes to the palate, and there's an unsweetened chocolate note which gives me the thought of brownie batter. I'm also getting a faint grape-like flavor, which comes and goes. There's roasted astringent malt towards the end, giving the beer a bitterness which keeps the beer from being too sweet. It's light bodied with modest carbonation, and at this strength is easy drinking.

Geary's London Porter is a more than fair attempt at the style. While not quite a true session beer, I appreciate whatever "low" ABV beer I can get that also delivers flavor.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.6/5  rDev -3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

12 oz bottle; no date.

A: Poured a 2 finger head not much lacing; flattened out quickly; dark coffee color.

S: Not much aroma with weak coffee tones.

T: Disappointing. I was expecting more, some what metallic taste that lingers.

M: Lighter body and too much carbonation. Again disappointing.

Overall: Just an OK Porter.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.6/5  rDev -3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.7/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Redstorm84
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Jet black pour presenting a slight khaki head that dissipated quickly. Smells moderately of chocolate malt. This one tastes strongly of bittersweet chocolate and burnt malt with a bitterness that holds through the finish. High carbonation gives this beer a more refreshing mouth feel than you might expect. Medium bodied.

Enjoyable, but more bitterness than I'd care for personally.

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Geary's London Porter from D.L. Geary Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 302 ratings
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