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RATINGS: 473   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Our Smoked Porter is a robust London style porter with a deep chocolate/ruby color and the subtle accent of hardwood smoked malt. This distinctive beer is brewed using no less than seven different varieties of premium European malted barley, resulting in a complex and full bodied beer characterized by hints of chocolate, coffee, caramel and beechwood smoke. The big malty finish to this beer is balanced by a solid hop bitterness and the refined English aroma and flavor of premium Goldings finishing hops.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thehoff (589) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2006 Nice black porter with a thin tan bubblehead. Some lacing. This is a great smelling porter. It reminds me of some Imperial Stouts. Coffee, chocolate, cherry?, malts. Great flavor as well. Nice burnt marshmallow flavor, syrupy, slightly spicy and smoked. This is really quite a nice beer. I am surprised by how good this beer actually is. It has a great warming effect. This is a great winter beer. 2006-02-20Tasted again at the brewery from the hand pumped tap. Very nice, smoother, less carbonation obviously and very drinkable

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8855) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2003
Very dark ale. Hazy, crimson hue appears when held up to bright light. The nose is of rich chocolate, smoke and macadamia nuts. Small notes of perfumey and citrusy hops. The perfectly-balanced flavor is all about chocolate and astringency. Small bursts of coffee, caramel and vanilla. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Short, crisp, clean finish with a touch of freshly cut grass as the finale. Damn good porter. Another winner from Arcadia!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2003
Very dark brown. Medium,fizzy,tan head. Leaves nice patch,and some lace. Lots of chocolate,roast,in the aroma,with smoke and hops underlying. Medium body,firm texture. Chocolate,caramel,roasty flavors. Lingering dark fruit on the tounge. Finish is long,and roasty but well balanced with hops. I love this porter!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 20, 2003
Extremely dark brown with a bubbly tan head. THe nose is very roasty w/ a touch of smoke in it. It's a medium bodied brew with a smooth finish and a chocolatey taste. This is a very good porter. thanks to herbjones for sharing

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 16, 2003
Midnight black pour with a light tan head. Beautiful roasty,smoke, chocolate nose. Sweet front with milk chocolate and coffee as the dominant flavors. A very nice brew with a medium/light creamy mouthfeel. A slight bitterness near the finish helps to balance out the chocolatey sweetness.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2003
This beer has a thick black body topped by a medium thick brown head with a decent amount of lacing. The aroma of this beer is quite amazing. It's sweet and full of chocolate, malt and coffee. A slightly bitter roastiness is noticed in the background. The flavor is slightly sweet yet bitter with a roasty coffee note, a touch of chocolate and a slight saltiness. The finish is bitter and roasty. Full bodied and very smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2003
Super dark with a light brown head. Huge bitter chocolate aroma is very robust. Massive cocoa, coffee and chocolate notes along with hints of dark fruit and alcohol. Fuggles galore. A very tasty porter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2003
Very dark brown with a persistent tan head. The aroma has a great cocoa powder start with a bitter coffee, smoke, caramel, bitter coffee and hop finish. Thick and full, with a silky smooth mouthfeel. The flavor really brings out the nose and adds to it some nice plum/raisin fruitiness. The alcohol, while not incredibly high, is very well hidden. I had skeptical for some reason, and that was a damn shame. This is a great beer and one I plan to drink on a regular basis.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Incredible! Dark brown color with a nice beige head. The aroma was near perfect for a real porter...roasty, dark fruits...plums, raisins, and a gentle sourness to round things out. The flavor was full, big...roasted coffee, plums, raisins, smoked wood, and some sour milk. Medium thick consistency made this brew extremely enjoyable. I say this is the best American version of a traditional English porter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2003
Aroma of an expensive chocolate truffle. Smokey chocolate and espresso notes. Smooth.


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