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RATINGS: 479   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.


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 (1905) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6051) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2003
Very dark brown with just a bit of light coming through, short lived tan head that does produce good lacing. Very strong malty aroma of chocolate, espresso, molasses, and nuts. Undertone of ripe grapes, smoke, and spice. Taste comes out as sweet/sour and dry, then a smoky and spicy tones announces their arrival. Left with a lingering hoppy bitterness and woody dry feel. Medium to full-bodied with a oily and soft mouthfeel. The finish did have a bit of an alcohol taste has the beer warmed up. One stylish porter, right up there with the best American versions. Recommended.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2003
Dark brown color with a medium non-lasting tan head. A port like aroma and taste, even with the high ABV( for a porter) this lacked complexity and depth. The roasted malts were there but off-set by the port-like attributes. I became tired of this after half a glass.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2003
An excellent porter. Extremely dark, with a tan, lasting head and plenty of lacing. Arcadia London Porter is on the malty side, with sweet malts dominating the palate. London Porter actually has much more in common with their Imperial Stout than does the Starboard Stout. However, the London Porter lacks the "off" flavors I found the Imperial Stout contained (maybe I just drank a bad bottle or two). An excellent porter. A new favorite, along with Anchor Porter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2003
Very dark in color for a porter, looks like a stout. Large head for a big beer. Full bodied. Smokey, roasted flavor. Complex flavor I can taste some chocolate and coffee. Slight bitterness on the finish.


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