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Arcadia London Porter - Arcadia Brewing Company

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Arcadia London PorterArcadia London Porter

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88
very good

380 Ratings
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Ratings: 380
Reviews: 268
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 24
Gots: 9 | 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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Photo of granger10
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was one excellent beer. Very many flavors come through. I notice chocolate and cream/vanilla combined at the onset. coffee is next to follow. Some roasted malts mix with a smokiness that really makes this beer stand out. Finishes with some dry leafy hops combined with more smoky flavors. Excellent.

granger10, Jul 17, 2003
Photo of Mitchster
4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brewed with English 2-row Pale, Crystal, Chocolate, Black Patent, Belgian Munich and Dark Crystal, and German Beechwood smoked pale malt. Hopped with Fuggles and Goldings.

OG=1.082, 7.0% ABV.

Nearly black brew, with hints of ruby at the edges forms a quickly thinning tan head atop medium bubbles with sparse lace, even with a vigorous pour. Carbonation is moderate. Mouthfeel is soft and moderately cloying with a firm body...very much a robust porter. Aroma is of dark roast coffee, sweet chocolate, dark roasted grains, and a very nice touch of campfire smoke..think Kaiserdom meets Anchor, minus the molasses. Taste starts out with very mild flavor hops, a quick burst of smoke, quickly melding into a firmly sweet malt body with lots of chocolate and dark crystal malts and sparse roasted barley. The alcohol becomes noticeable after a few sips, and becomes more dominant as it warms. The finish is mostly of semisweet chocolate and grains with a very mild bittering hop counterbalance and faint smoke. The smoked malts and strong malt body really add to the complexity of the brew, and make this one of the better robust porters.

Mitchster, Feb 18, 2003
Photo of putnam
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark, opaque brown.
Aromas of cocoa, burned coffee, sticks and water
Nice intensity, some vanilla there as well.
On the palate it is much rounder that I anticipated based on the smell. Simple bitter chocolate and coffee flavors dominate to a medium-long, slightly tangy finish.

putnam, Feb 04, 2003
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very deep color with a light brown creamy head. I'd expect a bit more aroma - light dark malt and some background smokiness; no hop. Immense chocolate flavor immediately followed by alot of alcohol and a distinct Fuggles flavor. Complex and full bodied with a warming character. Very nice!

NeroFiddled, Jul 22, 2002
Photo of aracauna
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have to say that I didn't catch the smoke that should have come from the beechwood smoked malt in this one, but I did notice a richness that could have come from a subtle smoking. If so, it suits the flavor well because this beer exhibits nothing that could offensive in flavor or aroma. Nice rich caramel, roasty malt flavor with some light hop notes to balance it out a bit. Nice thick tan head tops off a very black beer. I could get used to drinking beers like this.

aracauna, Jun 05, 2002
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Arcadia London Porter from Arcadia Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.