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RATINGS: 505   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - APR 18, 2008
Draught. Pours black with no head. Roasted, slight coffee aroma. Coffee. chocolate, mocha taste. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2004 Poured an almost opaque, black body. Nice tan head that diminishes to a thin line sticking to the glass. No lacing.
Smelled like roasted malts. Lots of roastiness in the aroma.
Perfectly balanced roasted malt/hop character. Smokiness was more complex in the flavor than aroma. Picked up both the roasted malt and coffee.
Nice, slight carbonation that picked the hops ever so slightly.
This is one of the best porters I've had in quite some time!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2004
Pours deep brown with mild head. Nose is of coffee and chocolate. No noticable hops. Flavor is winelike with sweet/salty character. Roasted, coffee finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Bottle: Pours a nice black color with a pretty nice, brown head. I smell a bit of a roasted malt in this one, with some coffee notes. There seems to be something sweet hiding behind the roasted smell, but I cannot place it. Taste is very smooth. Nothing hits me right as the beer hits my tongue, but I swish it around a bit a notice a slight roastiness to it, with a touch of coffee. The sweetness seems to be some sort of dark fruit, but I am still unsure what I am tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Pours an almost black ruby with a decent offwhite head. Smells medicinal with a very subtle roast. Taste is of sour coffee, and a little roasty. Medium in the mouth with a little carbonation sting. Had to take my time on this one and wasnt reaching for another when it was done.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2006 Great chocolate flavor, with some smokiness and excellent after taste. Came in a winter brew pack and what a perfect place for it. A good porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dankman (254) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2007
Nice beer, a good gateway for people who are not in to porters and stouts. Very smokey and malty but not too heavy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Very good porter that changes complexities as it warms which always tells me that a lot of effort has gone into the beer. Dark brown/red with a small brown head. Many vinous notes in the nose and flavor initially but by the end of the pint the beer had a very rich roast malt and coffee thing going on with an earthy finish. What I was hoping Fullers would have been.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Porters seem to be a very consistent brew in my opinion. THis one poured a nice dark pitch black. If pitch black can be a nice dark place. The smell was good as was the taste. The mouthfeel was very smooth. This is a very drinkable brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Pours dark brown with frothy head. Aroma is smoky, with hints of coffee and roasted matls. Flavor has some soy sauce, roasted malts, coffee, and a persistent smokiness that lingers throughout. Decent porter, although personally prefer them a little sweeter.

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