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RATINGS: 508   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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2.9
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2007
@ Brazen Head on cask-pours an off white head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-coffee/chocolate. Taste is dark malt-coffee/licorice/chocolate, dark fruit, some hops bite. Good porter. Occasional.

4
Sammy (12205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2004
balanced clear ovaltine malt and bittersweet chocolate and complex taste. Beautiful creamy head , complex aroma, black colour. Full mouth feel with mild roasted taste, not too coffee.. Some carbonation of hops.

3.7
madsberg (11770) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2006
Bottled. Dark brownish red coloured. DEnse light brown head. Sweetness, cocoa, and light notes of caramel in the nose. Flavour is sweet and full of cocoa as well. Roasty notes and some herbal notes as well. Medium bodied. Bitter roasted in the end. Good one. Thanks Suiiy for the trade.

3.8
shrubber85 (11408) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bottle. Dark chocolate, smoked malt and alcohol aroma. Black with moderate tan head. Sweet dark chocolate, light smoked barley malt and alcohol flavor. Not bad - pretty boozy.

3.8
hopscotch (11101) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2003
Very dark ale. Hazy, crimson hue appears when held up to bright light. The nose is of rich chocolate, smoke and macadamia nuts. Small notes of perfumey and citrusy hops. The perfectly-balanced flavor is all about chocolate and astringency. Small bursts of coffee, caramel and vanilla. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Short, crisp, clean finish with a touch of freshly cut grass as the finale. Damn good porter. Another winner from Arcadia!

3.7
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Bottle. Dark pour wtih a tan head. Roasty and toasty aroma with some nice chocolate and molasses notes. Flavor is full of nice roasted malt and chocolate. A nice bitter finish makes this a well balanced beer. Good.

3.4
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/06/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade

black, huge frothy beige head, thick sudsy lace, dry dark chocolate aroma with light roasted, creamy body, rich milk chocolate flavor, touch of roasted, no bitterness, once warm the creamy body and the rich milk chocolate combine to make a chocolate shake,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+/4

4.3
DocLock (10689) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Bottle from Capone’s. Onxy pour with minimal khaki head. Aroma of chocoff, roasty dark malt, molasses, hazelnut, ovaltine. Tastes smoky roasty malty, with chocoff, almond, and some fruit and mild hop notes. Complex and very well balanced, this is a top notch porter.

3.8
alexsdad06 (10430) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma is dark chocolate, light roasted malts, light darker fruits, and a hint of smoke. The flavor is much of the same: dark chocolate, roasted malt, a hint of smoke, mildly sweet caramel. Medium bodied with good mouthfeel. This is a very solid porter.

3.8
jercraigs (10374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2007 Bottle shared by Blankboy. Black body, with a smallish creamy khaki head (3+). Pleasant aroma with notes of cocoa and chocolate, sweet coffee notes, mild aroma but it is quite nice. Flavour is similarly restrained but still shines with lightly bitter roast, accents of dilute cocoa/chocolate. Avg-Medium palate is pleasantly smooth (3+). This is dangerously drinkable without being bombastic. Thanks for sharing!


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