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RATINGS: 478   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2006
Bottled. Dark brown coloured. Malts and milk chocolate in the aroma and in the flavour. Very faint smokiness.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4178) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2007
This brew had a major flaw in its astringincy. Coldwater, prune, light creosote aroma. Mishmash label, very dark brew, lacy khaki head. Unripe fruit, green nuts, roast coffee. Still, not a total loss-- average.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19376) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2010
Bottled at Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. Opaque black, creamy beige head. Chocolatey nose. Sweet and dense, medium to full bodied. Molasses, coffee and tar are prominent. Ink and tin hides around the corner. Sweet with clean mouthfeel and tough bitternes. More packed than balanced. The aroma is lovely, but it is quite harsh.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodzilla79 (90) - Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2011
This is a sweet porter. It’s not too heavy and has coffee hints and chocolate tints. It’s a shame it’s getter warmer outside because I would like a few more cold days to enjoy this.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4918) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a medium sized foamy brown head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was licorice, coffee, cocoa and a bit of raisin. The flavor was dryish and bitter with toasty malts, vanilla and faint notes of coffee, cocoa and licorice. The finish was short, dry, roasty and had lingering vanilla. Medium body. Decent.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hombrepalo (1828) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2011
12oz bottle. Clear, orangey brown with a lightly creamy, beige head. Alomost vinous, roasted malt aroma. Medium body with dark, roasted malty accents. Almost a bit coffeeish without ever being overly burned or bitter.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2012
S: Coffee beans, light presence of dark chocolate - pretty toasty A: Pours thin for the color, black. Foamy washed out mocha head - 1.5 finger. T: Roasted coffee beens and less of bitter chocolate, caramel malts in the background P: Medium with active carbonation - gets better when it warms O: Pretty average stout, but very drinkable

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (1873) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2013
12 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Neck stamp declares Dec. 2012 bottling date. Pours a very dark brown, looking black and opaque in the glass. Topped by a modest size tan head that has good retention. Aroma: clearly off style, this smells like smoked meat. Taste: flollows aroma: this is a smoked porter. Never had a British porter like this. Feel: Full body; medium-light, soft carbonation; fairly smooth O: for smoke beer enthusiasts.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bwa5879 (655) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Black pour with red hue, small amount of beige head. Smokey/peaty/leathery scent. Flavor follows the nose but it’s not too heavy, campfire-like. Low carbonation with a clean finish. Nice smoked porter.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beastiefan2k (2431) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2007
I am officially done with Arcadia, this is my last stop on the Battle Creek express. Ths was the first Arcadia beer that caught my eye a while ago. On my jouney to this beer I made a few stops, which were really disappointing. It reached an apex at the Scotch Ale, which I really dislike and unfortunately I see similar characteristics in this beer. The aroma is high on "bean," best way I can describe it. A grassy hop, which is a turn off as welland some faint bleach like aroma. The worst part is there is some good roastiness that gets muddled in all this. The taste is fine enough with full roastiness and a slight herbal hop finish. Carbonation is average, medium body and a coffee aftertaste. From now I will save my pennies for a different brewery.


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