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Arcadia London Porter | Arcadia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.91/5
Very Good
446 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
arcadiaales.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

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

Added by Mitchster on 06-05-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,072
Reviews:
279
Ratings:
446
pDev:
12.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
29
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 446 |  Reviews: 279
Photo of DavidRandall
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fishwhisperer
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dpgalante
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigleague
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of red94tt
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KevBot89
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OKCNittany
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark, nearly black body, light tan head. Not very impressive bottle art, to say the least. Nose has good roasted malt with some char, but an unfortunate amount of piney hops and floral soap note. Glad to taste that the hops totally drop off, leaving just a nice chocolate and caramel flavor from the malts, touch of the soap but it's not unpleasant. Dry, with bitterness from the roasty malt and a touch of hops (but no hop flavor). Light-medium body.
Tasty dark brew, nose kinda turned me off but the flavor picked up the slack. Not sure how authentic 'London-style' this was, but it was good nevertheless.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aasher
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of papat444
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of Alan_Bats
3.72/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Dark brown with decent tan head. Amber on the sides as it is more transparent than opaque. (3/5)
Smell: Smokiness comes through strongly. Chocolate and roasted malt also present. Overall a pleasant aroma (3.5/5)
Feel: Medium bodied. Very smooth especially for 7% abv. (3.5/5)
Taste: Smokiness comes through again. Some charred flavors are there to accompany a nice sweetness of chocolate. Roasted malt is not as strong as in the aroma. (4/5)
Overall: One of the better porters I’ve had. I like this as an example for a porter versus a stout. Good beer by Arcadia. (3.75/5)

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Photo of Bone53
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Brown pour with a ruby red tent when put up to the light. Two finger beige head

Smell: Roasted malt, caramel sweetness, an artificial dark fruit note, leather

Taste: The first thing i noticed is how much smoke is in the flavor compared to the smell. Moderate roasted malt presence, big Smokey character, with a undertone of that artificial dark fruit

Mouthfeel: Light medium body; Goes down fine but the bitterness is pretty substantial, especially for the style

Overall: This is my first offering from Arcadia, and I am a bit disappointed. It doesnt have your typical porter characteristics.. The roasted malts had some potential but it was overpowered by a strong smokiness and slight artificial dark fruit notes. It was almost borderline offensive to me. Its also too bitter, especially within the style. For $12.99 a six pack i expected much better. I will not be revisiting this, and am hesitant on trying another offering by Arcadia. Not recommended

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Photo of mpolewan
3.32/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of meatyard
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcole524
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

355 ml bottle served cold into a Sam Smiths pint glass. Purchased from the
LCBO for $2.45 CDN.

Appearance - nice big very dark brown and mahogany body that eliminates virtually all light. A big 2 fing tan head is poured and sticks around for a good long while leaving a small ring of soapy froth around the glass.

Smell- chocolate, caramel, molasses with some hints of cappuccino. Also some booze soaked vanilla beans. Really good and well rounded aroma profile.

Taste - some coffee and caramel, a little bit like tiramisu in a bottle. Booziness is subdued but makes itself present after a few sips which results in an unpleasant hot finish. Molasses as well to start.

Mouthfeel - smooth oily and slick, booziness gives this a bit of a sharp tingly edge to it and some heat which becomes distracting in the back of the throat which doesn't quite appeal to me. Otherwise moderate carbonation and thick chewy feel.

Overall - looks and smells better than it tastes, but this is still a good example of n English porter. A bit too sharp for my liking, as I would rather this be a little more mellow than it is. But still a very good and worthy beer.

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Photo of cserrato02
3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Smooth and balanced. Subtle roasted aroma and flavor. Somewhat hoppy but not overpowering. Smooth mouthfeel, somewhat creamy.

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3.54/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oldvines
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Electros
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cramshawbar
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am not one for porters/stouts although I keep reaching for one every once in a while. This is certainly one of the best I've had. Highly recommended!

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Photo of Long813
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Arcadia London Porter from Arcadia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 446 ratings
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