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style
RATINGS: 505   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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3.9
bhensonb (15601) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Aroma of toasted, almost smoked, malt with chocolate notes. Coffee? Maybe. Near opaque dark brown color with some white/beige head that sort of laces. Full body with creamy carbonation. It’s smoky. There’s coffee, and chocolate, and something like not too sweet dark fruit. The finish is relatively dry, and the toast and hop bitter really pluck at the mouth. Really impressive porter.

3.8
gunnfryd (15175) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is sour , berries, licorice coffee. Flavour is sour, sweet, roasted malt, coffee, licorice. Nice blend. Nice beer.

3.7
Tmoney99 (14846) - 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.

3.5
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 4, 2006
(12oz bottle) Brown-black body topped by small tan head that diminishes to thin layer. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some milk chocolate, light cherry, smoke/burnt. Taste is medium sweet, milk chocolate, roast, light coffee, burnt, earthy. Creamy medium body.

3.2
Drake (14058) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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.

4.5
crossovert (13724) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Cask. Warmer and flat. A spectacular porter. Nice fruity yeast tones, rich cocoa abundance, just a world class porter.

3.7
BeerandBlues2 (13695) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 11, 2005
Bottle from OhioDad. Pours dark black near opaque with some edgy tan head. Dark chocolate and daek roasted caramel malt, toast and yeast aroma, very dark and inviting with a subtle sweetness. Dark and bitter chocolate caramel malt flavor, medium acidic. Dark bodied and creamy palate.

4.1
Dogbrick (13519) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2004
Sampled at From The Vine beer tasting Jan 9th, 2004: Pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head that lingers. Not too much lacing going on. Nice amount of nuts and coffee in the aroma. A little more rich than a lot of Porters, with a good amount of coffee, malt, chocolate and hops in the flavor. The finish is nutty with a bit of molasses. I liked this one.

3.5
bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a drak brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, and light roastiness. Flavor of roasted malt and chocolate.

4
hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2005
Bottle acquired in trade with TAR (thanks!). Poured a dark, dark brown color with an averaged sized light brown head. Aromas and tastes of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and caramel. Nice bitter coffee finish. Solid body. A very good porter.


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