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RATINGS: 504   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Travel to a time of brewer’s lore, when smoke was spelled "smoake," when dark beers held the collective hearts and mind of the people of merry old England. Believe it or not, back in the 1850s, Porter ruled the beer world, and no one brewed Porter like the brewers of London. Drawing their water from the Thames, blending old and new batches, and experimenting with new types of malt, Porter evolved throughout the years, and probably at one time held some substantial smoakiness. Arcadia’s London Porter draws on this rich historic tradition, but adds a few special twists to make it all our own. The flavor of London Porter is multi-layered, starting with a bold, pleasing sweetened coffee richness, which gives way to round and subtle smoke, much like a delicately smoked ham. Porcine sweetness is capped by a gloss of fig jam or cherry compote, fruity and complex. Faint pear and hay notes barely poke through, reminders that there are some delightful American Glacier hops under all the finery.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5187) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 16, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2005 Very dark black with just a hint of brown and red light peaking through with bright light. A thick tan head on top. The aroma is rich roasted coffee with chocolate and some caramel. The taste is rich coffee and dark chocolate. There are some notes of pears and nutmeg. Very solid porter.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2005 A really great aroma on this porter that I could sniff all day! Smokey, deep and rich with notes of firewood, pipe tobacco and salty bacon. Super smooth mouthfeel that is creamy and rich. The body is complex and loooong -starting with sugary chocolates before moving into more smokey notes. I can still taste it on my tongue a few minutes later. Truly grand.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2005
Dark brownish black, creamy mocha colored head. A very nice deep roasty bitterness emanates immediately from the pint glass. As it warms, additional notes of toffee, milk chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and light smoke come to the forefront. The flavor was well balanced with more ashy hops up front, and a soft sweet caramel malt to round it out. Medium bodied, light carbonation, dry, bitter, roasted finish. Just another great beer coming out of Michigan....

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (5159) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 3, 2005
This bottled brew poured a medium sized head of dark brown colored frothy fine to large sized bubbles that left behind a softly carbonated dark brown colored body that was opaque except around the edges which had a red hue and a very nice good lacing. Very nice dark malt Porter aroma with roasted malt and chocolate notes. The mouth feel was initially tingly with a strong tingly malty finish and fairly thick. The flavor contained notes of dark malts, mild hops and a mild malty bite with roasted malty and mild chocolate notes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2005
Near black color with a moderate larger bubbled, tan head. Lots of hops aromas at the first pour, but they diminish quickly and malt backbone comes out. Dark caramel, malted milk, cocoa, light peat and a touch of roasted walnuts. LIght and smooth across the palate. Flavors are simple, but with a purpose. Blackberries and black malt acidity. Mild grains and german chocolate. A very good brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2005
This bad boy sat and waited for me. Poured a very deep black, with a thick creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. This was great/ Coffee and bitter hops round out a very good porter. This was great. Finished smooth. There was a nice complexity to this. Would love more of this.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2005
bottle from TAR. a wonderful creamy dark porter. great flavors of chocolate, roasted malts and a bit of coffee. there’s a complexity to this brew but yet nothing is overpowering. just a very smooth, enjoyable porter! Thanks Jeff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkover (1528) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2005
Dark brown color witha small tan head. Aroma of malt and roast. Thick body. Flavor is very malty and roasted. Long smokey finsih.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2005
Looks like bayou water but doesn’t smell like rotten Flora.Has a rich roasted malty aroma with a complex blend of fruit and toffee.This is one of my favorite Porters.Almost tastes like a coffee and chocolate flourless cake.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAR 21, 2005
Tap. Deep brown, hearing black in color. Decent brown head fades out and leaves mild lacing. Rich malty aroma with brown sugar and chocolate predominating. Full bodied. Sweet and malty tasting, lots of chocolate. I didn’t pick up any smoke in this one. Pretty good.


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