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RATINGS: 503   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2005
Cellar Temp. Aroma is plumb and chocolate. Brown head totally diminishes. Deep dark chocolate flavor profile. A bit bitter on the finish. Had a second at fridge temp which was seemed much better tasting, more rounded and balanced. Good at either temp but very quaffable when cold.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 4, 2005
12 oz bottle. Huge thick pudding-like head with opaque lacing coating the glass filled with this thick, decadent molasses liquid...roasty coffee, milk chocolate and touches of ripe cherry in the nose invite further exploration...milky-smooth body with thick baker’s chocolate flavors and and undercurrent of bitter coffee grounds...in the final analysis, it could be a bit more complex, but I don’t really care, it’s a top-notch porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 3, 2005
deep mahagony bottled conditioned lots of yeast packed firmly at the bottom of the bottle...Poured carefully into a pint pub glass ...smallish off white head Aroma is dark roasted coffee brewed with a leather filter.Taste is chocolate malt with some smokiness .Dry no sweetness and some slight astingency in the finish.A decent porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3342) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 25, 2005
bottle-thanks to jtw for this highly rated porter. pours a deep brown hue with some floaties from bottle conditioning. a small beige head toped the rim of the glass. chocolate, butterscotch, char, carmel and some earthy hop notes. flavors of chocolate and carmel mostly-didn’t detect smoke. the carmel finish goes on for eterninty and becomes even more robust as the beer warmed. a medium body that mimics the great fullers London Porter. the finish gets to be somewhat cloying in the sweet carmel note. a solid porter and im glad to have sampled it. I bet this is a real treat on tap!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pailhead (5588) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2005
UPDATED: APR 20, 2007 Bottle: Cask conditioned at a tasting at the Oak Cafe. Smokey malty aroma with light coffee. Very dark brown with almost no head. Malty with a nice chocolate presence. Finish is coffee, smoke, some sweetness, and a slight sourness. No carbonation. Tim Suprise seemed just a tad excited about this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4397) - Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2005
Bottle. Small tan head that was mostly lasting, sparse lacing, fine-large sized bubbles, opaque, no visible carbonation, and a reddish brown hue. Malty, roasty, coffee, chocolate, and a hint of smoke. Flavor was malty, coffee, roasty, burnt, and chocolate. Smooth palate. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2005
A nice dark dark brown color with a small head that disappeared quickly. Flavor starts small and grows to a very robust coffee flavor. Nice dry finish with very little after taste. An excellent Porter overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Goblincat (387) - Westland, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2005
Nice dark pour. The nose comes off nicely with chocolate and coffee throughout. Very powerful malty taste with a bitter yet smooth blend of dark chocolate. A great effort from Arcadia, much appreciated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JAN 16, 2005
Thanks to Mike/BBB63 for this beer. 47°->54°. 12oz bottle. NB Worthy glass. Black, red tint at bottom of glass. 1/4" khaki head, nice lacing. Head dissapated after a minute or two. Aroma was great and of bittersweet chocolate, slight coffee, and fruits. When it warmed, the hops became more apparent in the aroma. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, initially sweet. Then nicely dry, bitter coffee, slightly sourish. Dry finish that is sour. Nice mouthfeel, feels "full" in the mouth and leaves a bitter tingle after. A well made, tasty porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (3299) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2005
Dark brown with a light head. Nose is interesting--sort of musty with a whiskey-like note. Flavor follows suit. Rather dry, slightly fruity with a note of sterile gauze. A dab of bitterness finishes things out.

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