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RATINGS: 472   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JackT (71) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2009
Pours dark redish brown with a thin tan head. Rich aroma; candy, dark fruit, alcohol. Nice smoked flavor with a strong hint of BACON! What more do you need to say? Excellent beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
trumpetskid (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2012
On tap at the brew pub. Dark brown/ black. Smells of roasted coffee and chocolate. Rich mocha flavor. This is a delicious beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Pours nearly black, topped by a good two inches of rocky brown foam, full of craters. The head rapidly condenses, collapsing in on itself, to a thick quarter inch. Solid webby lacing throughout the glass. Strong sweet chocolate in the aroma with some plum and coffee as well. Strong coffee, chocolate-covered cherry, and roasted grain flavors are fairly potent. In the finish, there’s yesterday’s coffee and some alcohol. Full bodied and excellent carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beer4000 (4313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2008
355ml bottle. Dark brown body with a nice beige head. Aroma is bitter malty with a pleasant hint of acidity (cellarnote). Flavor is a very pleasant mix of bitter chocolate malt and wild yeast. Full body and long finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2009
12oz.er poured into Duvel tulip. Pour is deep black with minimal dark brown head. Aromas of roasted malts, licorice, dark fruits, and slight coffee. Flavor is strong coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, slight vanilla, a tinge of alcohol and finishing with a little hop hit. Overall a great representation of the style. Easy drinking and enjoyable!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 28, 2009
THOUGHTS: I knew nothing about this beer before buying it. I just saw "porter" and picked it up. I either really rally liked or was disappointed by other Arcadia Ales. This was one I really liked. It might be my favorite Arcadia so far. It was very complex and ever changing. It had nice use of smoke, that wasnít overwhelming, but was definitely a major presence. This one didnít need too much chilling. The smoke became more prominent as it warmed. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark brown that was black in the glass with red highlights and was bottle conditioned. It had an average to large, tan head that mostly diminished, but left good lacing. The aroma was light to moderate roasted malt and cocoa powder, with lighter coffee notes, light to moderate yeast, soy sauce at first and then smoke later. There was also a little sour fruit, BBQ sauce, a little alcohol, and slight liquor. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was slightly sour, sweet and lightly bitter with an average duration. There was smoke, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, BBQ sauce, slight soy sauce and sour fruit. The medium body was oily with lightly fizzy carbonation and a light astringent, light alcoholic, slightly metallic and smokey, dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3427) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 1, 2009
12 oz. Opaque black with a lasting disc of cream tan foam. Coffee, chocolate and light char on the nose. Tastes of coffee, bitter chocolate, charred mesquite and light caramel. Medium-heavy body is smoothly carbonated, chalky and roasty dry, and very drinkable. This is a nice strong porter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Arcadia Brewing Company--Arcadia London Porter--Bottle Conditioned Ale--2009 Release--12 oz. Bottle--7.20% ABV--42 IBUís. (4.25 / 5.0) Porter--Mild espresso head lace hint head. Clear dark ruby black color. No sediment. Toasted mild chocolate coffee floral hop front. Creamy mellow sweet soft chocolate bisquit doughy malty body. Soft earthy balanced mild crusty roasted hop malt spice smooth dry end. Sampled 5/10/2009. 6-Pack--$10.29.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mibeersnob (28) - Howell, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Notes from 3-12-2010 beer rating: The aroma was rich, strong smell of alcohol and hint of smoke. Dark color, with clean appearance. Poured well with good head. Clean, crisp taste with nothing lingering. Very good drinking beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkbachman (179) - - MAR 5, 2013
Dry roasted/coffee malt aroma with slight pit fruit esters. Cocoa, dry/burnt coffee, and slight tart finish. A very good porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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