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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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.

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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2012
12oz Bottle. 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...

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Roasted coffee aroma with dark chocolate brownies for dipping. Brown to almost black. Bitter mocha flavor not unlike the high test coffer-energy shots you see lately. Body is on the thinner side with the bite and consistency of an English pale. Not Gearys best beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerFanDan17 (1101) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - OCT 6, 2012
A solid porter, but not too bold. A little "thinner" than your average porter, but still good dark malt and coffee/chocolate notes.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwm1034 (780) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle from singles rack at Binnys. Pours a rich dark brown / almost black. Notes do licorice in the nose. Taste has a bit of an edge of hops to it...along with the possible coffee taste from the roasted malt. Maybe not my favorite porter but I will be back for more...tasty.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
bassinstincts (1) - - AUG 16, 2012 does not count
Watery, chemical-tasting, nasty concoction. Truly the worst porter I have tried at any price point.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (2350) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Roasty malt, dark and toasty, yet still light end drinkable. Smooth with a lingering finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hcgiii (31) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2012
P. K. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
beastdog75 (364) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Weaker than I expected. Decent roasted notes and some citric hop bitterness, but the flavor seemed almost watery to me.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (4148) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2012
This is a decent porter in the English style (more or less). It pours a nice red brown w/ just a ring of head. Malty and a bit chocolatey and a touch acidic, this has most of what youd expect for the style but is over-carbonated which doesnt suit it at all and creates a feeling of thinness and cheapness. This feels like its a good beer at its core but appropriate attention to detail was not paid.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (6598) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Aroma is malts and a hint of coffee. The flavor is yeast, mild fruit overtones, malts and a complex malt/acidic finish.


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