Fuller's London Porter - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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4.15/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: a mahogany brown color with a thick dark-tan head, a hard pour produced a two-finger layer that slowly collapsed on itself leaving lace behind
Aroma: like rich expensive chocolate with some coffee notes, slight twinge of caramel and a bit of fruitiness, dark brown sugar
Flavor: robust dark roastiness with a subtle malt sweetness behind it, minerally overtones, a "hard" taste (does that make sense?), some bitterness, dry finish
Mouthfeel: smooth and creamy, medium-bodied and lots of mineral astringency
If you're looking for a good example of a Robust Porter, this is the one you should try. It embodies the style perfectly. Many others I have tried are too close to the line between porters and stouts. This one is perfect.
Serving type: bottle
05-01-2003 09:54:54 | More by GreenCard
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3.78/5 rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A - Deep, dark brown. Sloshes around in the glass nicely with a solid head.
S - Burned sugar, char, peat and roasted malt. Could be fuller.
T - Char, mildly toasted malt. Roastiness and burned caramel. Unfortunately I can't help finding regular porters taste watered down compared to their Imperial brethren.
M - Smooth, and appropriately carbonated. A little thin and watery.
O - An easy-drinking and very sessionable porter which I'd gladly opt for if having a few pints with friends at a pub.
Serving type: on-tap
04-21-2014 07:12:57 | More by abeeronthebeach
Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
94 out of 100 based on 1,903 ratings.