RATINGS: 506   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Pours from a 12 oz bottle a dark brown color. Medium sized tan/beige foamy head, with mild lacing. Aroma is coffee and chocolate, hint of cherries and fruit. A medium to full bodied porter. Malts are chocolate and coffee, somewhat fruity. Smooth taste. Nice coffee flavored finish. Excellent porter, good flavors without being over the top about it. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2005
12 oz bottle poured a deep dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is coffee and roasted malts. Flavor is mostly coffee and roasted malts. I didn’t pick up the chocolate in this one that alot of other raters did. Maybe a touch of cocoa and caramel. Carbonation was light in this one it was medium bodied. Pretty much an average porter to me. The words London Porter make me think of Fuller’s which this is definitely not.. Nothing exciting here...

brewblackhole (1587) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2005
Dark brown color, fruity chocolate malt aroma, wine mixed with malt and toffee taste. really didn’t detect any smoke,maybe it wasn’t warm enough

Tmoney99 (15116) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2005
Bottle. Brownish/black hue with large light brown head. Complex aroma coffee and smoke. Full body with long complex bitter finish. Flavor was full with coffee, chocolate and caramel. Well above average brew and I look for more brews from this brewer.

mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - MAY 30, 2005
12oz bottle, thanks heemer77! Pours with a fizzy soda head that fades just like cola fizz...almost opaque black...aromas of molasses, carmel, chocolate...complex but mild aroma...thick beer, full body...this seems a little flat...but it is full of robust flavor...a bit of smokey nuance does hide below the layers of chocolate and carmel...finishes with a good bitterness. Pretty good beer.

heemer77 (5361) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 16, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2005 Very dark black with just a hint of brown and red light peaking through with bright light. A thick tan head on top. The aroma is rich roasted coffee with chocolate and some caramel. The taste is rich coffee and dark chocolate. There are some notes of pears and nutmeg. Very solid porter.

SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2005 A really great aroma on this porter that I could sniff all day! Smokey, deep and rich with notes of firewood, pipe tobacco and salty bacon. Super smooth mouthfeel that is creamy and rich. The body is complex and loooong -starting with sugary chocolates before moving into more smokey notes. I can still taste it on my tongue a few minutes later. Truly grand.

scraff (2125) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2005
Dark brownish black, creamy mocha colored head. A very nice deep roasty bitterness emanates immediately from the pint glass. As it warms, additional notes of toffee, milk chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and light smoke come to the forefront. The flavor was well balanced with more ashy hops up front, and a soft sweet caramel malt to round it out. Medium bodied, light carbonation, dry, bitter, roasted finish. Just another great beer coming out of Michigan....

thedm (6320) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 3, 2005
This bottled brew poured a medium sized head of dark brown colored frothy fine to large sized bubbles that left behind a softly carbonated dark brown colored body that was opaque except around the edges which had a red hue and a very nice good lacing. Very nice dark malt Porter aroma with roasted malt and chocolate notes. The mouth feel was initially tingly with a strong tingly malty finish and fairly thick. The flavor contained notes of dark malts, mild hops and a mild malty bite with roasted malty and mild chocolate notes.

JPDIPSO (6298) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 28, 2005
Near black color with a moderate larger bubbled, tan head. Lots of hops aromas at the first pour, but they diminish quickly and malt backbone comes out. Dark caramel, malted milk, cocoa, light peat and a touch of roasted walnuts. LIght and smooth across the palate. Flavors are simple, but with a purpose. Blackberries and black malt acidity. Mild grains and german chocolate. A very good brew.

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