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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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheelz843 (233) - Grand Island, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2008
bottle. pours very dark with a thick head. very strong coffee taste. almost too strong for me.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 27, 2010
Nice. Very dark black coffee color, no light gets through. 1 finger head fades to a light ring. Smells of toasted malt and lite bitter chocolate. taste is chocolates and toast malt. some coffee flavor. The finish has a mild and dry hop bitterness. Very nice body-not heavy but manages to be lite without coming across as watery. I know Arcadia works to remain true to the old school of English style ales and here they nailed it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2006
Deep in color and in flavor. Roasted cofee and caramelized malt dominate. Extremely well-balanced with a great hop finish. I was extremely impressed with this.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KawaBomber (218) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2007
12oz Bottle: Very dark brown w/ a small light brown head that dissolves quickly. Very nice light roasted malt aroma w/ hints of coffee & chocolate. Rich malty flavor w/ some light smokiness. A littl too much carbonation for me. Smooth, save the over carbonation. Great, but the cO2 is killin’ me...

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2002
Hearty, smoky, flavorful beer that keeps you warm on a cold winter’s night. Take a great, great Porter, and add an acceptable level of smokiness, and this is a classically flavored beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zootfinster (213) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2008
Pours a deep brown color. Tan Head. Very malty and very chocolaty. A bit too bitter for me to say it’s one of my favorites yet a very respectable beer

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjmcend (209) - USA - MAY 12, 2010
Smells like victory and winners. Some smoke and fat there too. Very secondary. Appearance is black and just good. Taste has fire and smoke on the nose. It is a porter that needs to appreciated with a wider following.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
DBob5150 (208) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Heavy alcoholic aroma, slight hints of carmel.Pours a deep brownish-black with a thin beige head.Taste is again alcohol with coffee, toffee and caramel. Leaves a medicinal after taste. Not a repeat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2009
smooth malty slightly fruity dark ale. did not detect the smoke flavor from the description.

3.2
   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


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