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RATINGS: 503   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (12395) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is sour , berries, licorice coffee. Flavour is sour, sweet, roasted malt, coffee, licorice. Nice blend. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12256) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a drak brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, and light roastiness. Flavor of roasted malt and chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12111) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 4, 2006
(12oz bottle) Brown-black body topped by small tan head that diminishes to thin layer. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some milk chocolate, light cherry, smoke/burnt. Taste is medium sweet, milk chocolate, roast, light coffee, burnt, earthy. Creamy medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11900) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2005
Bottle. Brownish/black hue with large light brown head. Complex aroma coffee and smoke. Full body with long complex bitter finish. Flavor was full with coffee, chocolate and caramel. Well above average brew and I look for more brews from this brewer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11553) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2007
@ Brazen Head on cask-pours an off white head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-coffee/chocolate. Taste is dark malt-coffee/licorice/chocolate, dark fruit, some hops bite. Good porter. Occasional.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/06/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade

black, huge frothy beige head, thick sudsy lace, dry dark chocolate aroma with light roasted, creamy body, rich milk chocolate flavor, touch of roasted, no bitterness, once warm the creamy body and the rich milk chocolate combine to make a chocolate shake,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+/4

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (10809) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Pours black with nice tan head. Nose is chocolate coffee malt. Taste is lovely velvet chocolate with lots of coffee undertones and dry finish. Rated 8/25/08

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10774) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2005
Bottle from OhioDad. Pours dark black near opaque with some edgy tan head. Dark chocolate and daek roasted caramel malt, toast and yeast aroma, very dark and inviting with a subtle sweetness. Dark and bitter chocolate caramel malt flavor, medium acidic. Dark bodied and creamy palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10708) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2006
Bottled. Dark brownish red coloured. DEnse light brown head. Sweetness, cocoa, and light notes of caramel in the nose. Flavour is sweet and full of cocoa as well. Roasty notes and some herbal notes as well. Medium bodied. Bitter roasted in the end. Good one. Thanks Suiiy for the trade.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (10501) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Bottle. Pours coffee with very little head. Aroma is toasty, and, oddly, rum and coke. Coffee-ish taste, with a ton of smoke. Not my style, but good.


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