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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - SEP 21, 2008
This is a very nice, solid porter. Essentially black, it has a huge, light brown head steadily shrinking to a thin top with a little weak lace. It has a nice porter aroma of toasty dark bread with hints of dark fruit, chocolate, coffee, and wine. The taste is light in body, zesty (less light and lively than Nethergate Old Growler, but more so than many), with a clean flavour of toasted dark bread, light roastiness, a sweet fruitiness folowed by drier, toasty finish with hints of chocolate and black pepper. It’s quite drinkable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2002

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
TATE (404) - Lubec, Maine, USA - AUG 28, 2011
On tap at Annabell’s Pub. Pours black with a creamy tan head that remained. Aroma is carmel. Mouthfeel is creamy. Very smooth with carmel and roasted flavor with a great balance. Much better on tap than in the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (5668) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2005
This bottled brew poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized brown colored long lasting bubbles that left behind a nearly opaque dark brown body with no visible carbonation and a good lacing. It looked very nice as my mouth began to water in anticipation of this one hoping that I would not be let down. I was not! It had a mild vinous brown malt cherry chocolate aroma that was one of the best I had smelled in a very long time. The mouth feel was mildly tingly at the start and mellowed in the finish leaving behind a malty chocolate flavored aftertaste. Very yummy. I started to take and looked down only to realize it was gone! Can I have another one please? Highly recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 8, 2006
Pours to a deep brown to black color, with a tight white head that fades, and a moderate amount of carbontion. The nose is excellent on this beer with lots of good aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, and mild roast. The palate is firm with good dark malt flavors, paired with a hint of currant fruitiness, and flavors of mild coffee. This beer finishes mildly roasty and dry, with a nice touch of hop bitterness. Very well done brown porter, that makes a great pint, or a great match to shell fish, or hearty pub grub.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Berard (627) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Draft. Black pour with creme colored head that lingers. Nice malt aroma. Coffee and dark chocolate flavors with no sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 13, 2002
a great porter. really dark color. A strong roast aroma and flavor. could be less carbonated. though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 31, 2005
Absolutely delicious. A perfect porter done with just the right amount of coffee and chocolate flavors present. There’s even a hint of some fruit and nut tastes present but they’re so well balanced into the beer that it’s hard to pick out. This is a must have for the Geary’s fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2010 Outrageous! i enjoyed this porter very much. Poured a dark black with a strong head. Aroma of roasted malts. Flavor of malts as well, along with choclate and notes of cinnamon - yes, cinnamon! Thick and rich, it felt great to drink. A beer fo savoring. Finished smooth. Exactly what I had wanted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kirk36 (223) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Earthy, working mans porter I don't enjoy this it is a task...but it is nutty. Great example of malt forward beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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