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RATINGS: 499   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (3270) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2005
Dark brown with a light head. Nose is interesting--sort of musty with a whiskey-like note. Flavor follows suit. Rather dry, slightly fruity with a note of sterile gauze. A dab of bitterness finishes things out.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2005
Couleur brune, semi opaque, peu de mousse brune pale n’adhérant pas à la paroi du verre. Cacao, caramel grillé, vin et fruits rouges sous une faible présence de souffre et de légumes bouillis. Faible en goût, timides fruits rouges et amertume provenant du malt grillé, étalement court, légère carbonatation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFGrind (1895) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Picked up a twelve ounce bottle of London Porter at Oaktree Liquors in South Plainfield, NJ for $1.59 USD. Cocoa-chocolate aroma, moderate bitterness for a porter and smoked/roasted malts round it out. I think London Porter is more of an American/English hybrid than just a strictly UK style porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2007
Dark Dark Brown with Tan Head. Roast and Smoke Notes on the Nose...Smells Very Dry. Heavy Mouthfeel.. Big Malted Presence...Large Roasted Notes and Smoked Flavor..Smoke is Pretty Well Balanced...Some Bakers Chocolate...Dry and Bittering Ending.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Guerde (1210) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2007
(bottle) Pours dark brown with a small off-white head and some brown sediment. Aroma begins with chocolate, but as the beer warms changes to a more fruity (cherry) smell that was somewhat medicinal. Taste is chocolate with a lingering roast finish. Not bad, but I remember it being better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2007
Aroma:good chocolate,rosted malt,... Appearance:dark brown,good tan head... Flavor:mixe of coffe and chocolate...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (9999) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mephisto (1275) - TAIWAN - JAN 28, 2008
deep black with a fluffy brownish head, it has a strong aroma of fresh fruit and molasses. the sweet fruity flavor blended with coffee and chocolate, the body is creamy and full.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunsho (134) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 16, 2008
caramel smokiness, a little too bitter chocolate, nice almonds, hazelnuts. thin feel on the palate. might drink again. bottle @ the maprromm

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