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style
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
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2006 Great chocolate flavor, with some smokiness and excellent after taste. Came in a winter brew pack and what a perfect place for it. A good porter.

4
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Very good porter that changes complexities as it warms which always tells me that a lot of effort has gone into the beer. Dark brown/red with a small brown head. Many vinous notes in the nose and flavor initially but by the end of the pint the beer had a very rich roast malt and coffee thing going on with an earthy finish. What I was hoping Fullers would have been.

3.9
UnsofistaCat (241) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2005
If this review is a little short, it’s becuase I’m going on memory of the glass I poured last night. I thought this was very well done. In fact, it was one of the best porters I’ver had. Nice roasted flavor and the perfect amount of smokeyness. Nicely hopped as well.

4
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Porters seem to be a very consistent brew in my opinion. THis one poured a nice dark pitch black. If pitch black can be a nice dark place. The smell was good as was the taste. The mouthfeel was very smooth. This is a very drinkable brew.

3.3
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Pours dark brown with frothy head. Aroma is smoky, with hints of coffee and roasted matls. Flavor has some soy sauce, roasted malts, coffee, and a persistent smokiness that lingers throughout. Decent porter, although personally prefer them a little sweeter.

3.2
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours a nice dark color with an off-tan head that doesn’t last very long. Aroma is nice and toasted with some smokey notes with hints of molasses there might be some underlying molasses. Flavor is bittersweet that lasts a decent while and finishes more sweet. There are some smokey flavors with notes of chocolate. Mouthfeel is full while carbonation average overall. This is a great beer I would definitely have again.

1.8
DBob5150 (236) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Heavy alcoholic aroma, slight hints of carmel.Pours a deep brownish-black with a thin beige head.Taste is again alcohol with coffee, toffee and caramel. Leaves a medicinal after taste. Not a repeat.

3
wheelz843 (233) - Grand Island, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2008
bottle. pours very dark with a thick head. very strong coffee taste. almost too strong for me.

3.3
KawaBomber (225) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2007
12oz Bottle: Very dark brown w/ a small light brown head that dissolves quickly. Very nice light roasted malt aroma w/ hints of coffee & chocolate. Rich malty flavor w/ some light smokiness. A littl too much carbonation for me. Smooth, save the over carbonation. Great, but the cO2 is killin’ me...

4.1
BCAR (223) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2006
Deep in color and in flavor. Roasted cofee and caramelized malt dominate. Extremely well-balanced with a great hop finish. I was extremely impressed with this.


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