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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
brian_c_welch (2) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Aroma is OK with hints of leather, chocolate, toffee and cocoa. Appearance is a black mahogany with about a finger head that dissipated with a quickness. Tastes like chewing tobacco; was bummed I wasted money on such a sub-par offering.

Bill Becker (1910) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 18, 2017
From Dec 2006

Poured from 12oz bottle(conditioned) a dark brown with a very large head of tannish foam. That eventually winds down to a solid layer and lots of lacing hugging the glass.

The smell is really nice. There's sweet malt and a fruitiness that I can't quite put my finger on but it goes well with the malt, for sure.

The taste on first sip...there's that fruitiness! Sour cherries, my palate yells out, and sweet and roasted malt. Dang. Further sips verify the fact that the flavours are working very well together and then there's a touch of bitterness along with a dash of alcohol in the finish. It's *quite* warming and pleasant. Good stuff!

PS: I haven't had that many Baltic Porters but this is quite a tasty example. I recommend it!

Thanks to Nutbrown for this sample!

wlajwl (7121) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 12, 2016
Aroma is dark malts, cocoa/chocolate and fruit. The flavor is dark fruit, dark malts, slight tobacco and a tart/acidic/dryish finish.

Luvystypotables (2080) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2016
A smokey malt and coffee aroma, pours a dark brown color without much of a head. A full bodied oily mouth feel with a taste of smoked malt and coffee. A slightly bitter coffee finish.

ADfan (877) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 17, 2016
In the glass it dark cocoa color with a medium head. Aroma of smoke, and some malts and a touch of cocoa. The taste is smooth with roasted malts, chocolate and some caramel. Not as thick as I thought. Good finish.

bpreo (2982) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2015
An Imperial London Porter. So, okay, I guess that is a thing. Either way, good beer.

bpar73 (1186) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown pour with almost no head. Dark roasted malt, burnt coffee and dark fruit in the aroma and taste. Excellent porter.

mrjaxson (624) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Excellent porter. Chocolate scented, thick and creamy, sweet and smoky finish. Dear Arcadia Management -- Please expand distribution network to Wisconsin. Enjoyed from a bottle.

DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Poured into a perfect pint.

3.75 A: Black color. Two fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention is about average and a lot of lacing is left.

4.0 S: This smells mainly of tangy roastiness with smoky components. I’m not sure if this is a smoked beer or not, but it certainly seems that way. Aside from that, there’s plenty of chocolate with some caramel and molasses. I keep getting a whiff of pig, so I have to assume this is smoked. Smells good.

3.75 T: Taste is like the nose. Tangy roastiness, campfire and porcine smoke, chocolate. Underneath is caramel, molasses, and maybe a touch of dark fruits.

3.75 M: Medium to heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Pleasant creaminess makes this go down quite smoothly.

3.75 D: Solid beer all around. No complaints.

DavoleBomb, Jul 09, 2013

HighlanderOne (1377) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2015
On tap at Molly Malloy’s in Philly on 6/19. Aroma of coffee and roast malt. Flavors of dry cocoa, coffee, toaster malt, smoke, licorice with a trace of booze. Delicious.

Tayeth (689) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2015
Extrem schokoladiger Geruch. Geschmack dann süß, ein bisschen sprittig, mit viel Schokolade und etwas Asche im Nachgeschmack.

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