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Arcadia London Porter - Arcadia Brewing Company

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Arcadia London PorterArcadia London Porter

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BA SCORE
87
very good

385 Ratings
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Ratings: 385
Reviews: 268
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 24
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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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Matt82, Apr 12, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -61.9%

Pillowburn, Apr 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

miwestcoaster, Mar 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

traviswhillier, Mar 16, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

mikeg67, Mar 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

navband, Mar 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

tbeer40, Feb 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

aszatk01, Feb 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

brutusmuktuk, Feb 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Doublicious, Feb 17, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev +1%
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

Alextricity, Feb 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

jeffwright, Feb 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

ryanpj, Feb 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

vinny21bal, Jan 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

zenithberwyn, Jan 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

jjwisenheimer, Jan 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Ohiovania, Dec 22, 2013
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2/5  rDev -49.2%

leadahmer, Dec 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Morakaton, Nov 24, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

jawlessbody, Oct 24, 2013
Arcadia London Porter from Arcadia Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.