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Arcadia London Porter - Arcadia Brewing Company

Arcadia London PorterArcadia London Porter

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BA SCORE
88
very good

359 Ratings
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Ratings: 359
Reviews: 266
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.15%


Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This 18th Century-style Smoked Porter has subtle accent of peat-like Bamberg smoked malt, which is apparent in both the aroma and flavor. It is brewed with seven varieties of premium European malted barley, resulting in note of bittersweet chocolate and coffee that are counter-balanced by a long-sustaining finish of Goldings hops.

42 IBU

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 06-05-2002)
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Reviews by MeisterBurger:
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MeisterBurger

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black as pitch topped by a thick, creamy tan head that leaves a thick wall of lace.

Aroma is roasty and teeming with dark fruits, figs and coffee.

Taste is the same, deep burnt-roasty--a little ashen--flavors with a punch of raisiny sweetness, vanilla, with a dry, roasty bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is a lot lighter than I'd like. A little thin for a porter.

Overall pretty decent but it's not exactly prose inspiring. The end.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2011 01:55:57 | More by MeisterBurger
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JosephRAD

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

04-17-2014 21:27:58 | More by JosephRAD
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Mikus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-28-2014 02:03:55 | More by Mikus
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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traviswhillier

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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mikeg67

New Jersey

3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours black with small, fluffy beige head and a lot of bubbles. Aroma is of toasted malt, dark fruit and coffee and cream. Body is full and tangy. Taste is of toasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar, dark fruit and earthy hops. Finish is long and bitter. Very nice porter.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 14:11:04 | More by mikeg67
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

02-19-2014 15:34:49 | More by brutusmuktuk
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Doublicious

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

02-17-2014 15:52:52 | More by Doublicious
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Alextricity

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

London Porter

Bottled 11/06/13. Poured 2/16/14. $2.29 single.

Appearance: Pours a clear ruby/black/brown color. Not too thick looking. Thin couple bubbles worth of head. No lacing. Quite true to the style in terms of color. (4/5)

Smell: A LOT of roast/smoke/ash. Almost a wood aromatic as well from all of that. Coffee and chocolate are there but not heavily. Smells good, but almost a bit overbearing with the smoke/ash. (3.75/5)

Taste/feel: About a medium mouthfeel with a mellow, light carbonation. Very pleasant, accurate feel here. The taste is a fairly heavy amount of smoke/ash with a wheelbarrow of roasty qualities. Bittersweet chocolate at the end. Not much depth of flavor, but what is there is flavorful. I could see the smokiness of this brew turning off many, but it's balanced nicely with some sweetness. Very easy drinking at 7%. A really quite nice beer from Arcadia. (4/5, 4.25/5)

One of the better beers I've had from Arcadia. Not my favorite porter in terms of flavor, but this one is a good example of a porter over a stout, I think. I'd definitely have it again, as it can be difficult to find a tasty porter on the shelf.

4/5

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 23:39:09 | More by Alextricity
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Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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jawlessbody

Indiana

4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: This beer nails the presentation. It pours a deep brown with a thick, lighter brown head.

Smell: I was picking up a bit of an alcohol smell off the bat, but with roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee filling out the body of the aroma.

Taste: Much like the aroma. This beer hits with a full bodied roasted maltiness, then finishes out with a bitter coffee flavor hinted with dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Decently thick mouthfeel, but still has a moderate amount of carbonation.

Overall: I really enjoyed drinking this beer. It's got a deep, smokey, complex flavor that really opens up as it warms. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 23:07:18 | More by jawlessbody
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Arcadia London Porter from Arcadia Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.