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RATINGS: 506   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
Spab (4003) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2014
355 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a dark brown with dark orange edges and small light tan head. Aroma is moderately roasty with chocolate, nuts and some smoky notes. Flavour is roasted chocolatey malt with nuts, a little coffee and a smokiness that sneaks up on you. Some dryness in the finish. Nice.

3.8
AbbeyRoade (549) - Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Quite a solid smoked porter. Definitely a smokey, london-fog experience when you drink this one. Nice body. Caramelly, roasty, coffee stout flavors. Smokey flavors throughout as well.

3.6
Westchesterco (2142) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
From notes: From a bottle I is a brown color with an ecru head. The aroma is of coffee and the taste is coffee with bitter chocolate after taste

3.6
jsmerig (1663) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Pours a dark brown black. Aroma is smoked and chocolate. Taste is smoked malt spice and hop. Smooth and balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
bth122 (1628) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Nice aroma cocoa, vanilla, smoke, roasted malt. Fluffy head. Creamy texture. Chocalate milk malt ball. Smooth and rich. Nice one ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
Iphonephan (7192) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a dark cola brown with a thick tan head. Nutty nose of roasted malt. Flavors of chocolate and roasted chicory. Bitter roasted finish.

3.8
Mark_Eck (1998) - - JUL 27, 2014
Pours a very dark brown. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, chocolate, and some smokiness.

3.7
Brentv (682) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2014
From bottle. Pours black with a small light beige head. Aroma is roasted malts with some chocolate and coffee. Taste is light sweetness balanced with a light hoppiness. Nothing dominates. Mildly bitter aftertaste.

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Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2014
London Porter Bottled 11/06/13. Poured 2/16/14. $2.29 single. Appearance: Pours a clear ruby/black/brown color. Not too thick looking. Thin couple bubbles worth of head. No lacing. Quite true to the style in terms of color. (4/5) Smell: A LOT of roast/smoke/ash. Almost a wood aromatic as well from all of that. Coffee and chocolate are there but not heavily. Smells good, but almost a bit overbearing with the smoke/ash. (3.75/5) Taste/feel: About a medium mouthfeel with a mellow, light carbonation. Very pleasant, accurate feel here. The taste is a fairly heavy amount of smoke/ash with a wheelbarrow of roasty qualities. Bittersweet chocolate at the end. Not much depth of flavor, but what is there is flavorful. I could see the smokiness of this brew turning off many, but it’s balanced nicely with some sweetness. Very easy drinking at 7%. A really quite nice beer from Arcadia. (4/5, 4.25/5) One of the better beers I’ve had from Arcadia. Not my favorite porter in terms of flavor, but this one is a good example of a porter over a stout, I think. I’d definitely have it again, as it can be difficult to find a tasty porter on the shelf. 4/5

3.5
jahshuwuh (567) - USA - APR 8, 2014
A murky brown tea color with little to no head. Smells of anise, coffee, brown sugar, vanilla. Tastes of anise dominate ,coffee, light hop bitter, brown sugar sweetness, cigarette ash like finish, tobacco, tea. Leaves some bitter on the tongue, medium mouthfeel light carbonation. Pretty good porter all together. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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