Fuller's London Porter - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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Reviews by Gregfalone:
4.68/5 rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Served on tap at Lucky Baldwin's Delirium Cafe in Sierra Madre California. Standard pint glass
This beer pours beautifully. As it pours int the cup from the tap it turns to a light brown froth that billows from the bottom up, slowly turning from a dense foam into a brownish black liquid with a 1/2 inch head that last until empty, leaving the most perfect lacing ive ever seen, all the way to the bottom of the glass. even on the bottom of the glass... Very beautiful to watch. This only seems to happen on tap, I haven't been able to pour this effect with a bottle.
The smell is dark chocolate with coffee, some toasty malt, and a light sweetness. Nothing that particularly stands out.
The taste is fantastic and matches the nose only with the sweetness less prominent.
Mouthfeel is medium body, and silky smooth, among the smoothest, if not THE smoothest beer I've ever had the pleasure to drink.
Overall I think this is one of my favorite beers of all time. Enlih porter is my favorite style, and I'm not sure if I prefer this or taddy porter. In bottle form I'd choose the taddy, but the London porter on tap takes the cake... Until I can find taddy on tap, I can't say which is my top beer.
Serving type: on-tap
11-06-2012 08:41:10 | More by Gregfalone
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4.54/5 rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle dated 9/19/2013,
The color is dark brown, nearly black, but with ruby highlights when struck by light. A short tan head quickly disolves with minimal lacing.
This smells rich, with char, coffee and dark chocolate tempered with a sweet toffee scent. The taste is even better. The heavy roasted malts and coffee flavor is upfront and strong, but without any harshness. After the intial taste, it mellows with a bittersett toffee flavor that lingers at the finish. This beer has great balance!
It's very creamy, maybe a little thinner than expected, but has the just right carbonation to leave you wanting to take another sip.
This was a treat that I will not hestiate to go back to when in the mood for a lower ABV dark beer or Porter. Fuller's London Porter has earned it's world class reputation in my book. Well done, indeed!
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 00:47:45 | More by SFNC
4.95/5 rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is the best beer I've ever tasted. I love porters and Fuller's London Porter is the Porter all other Porter's want to live up to.
I know. You never want to say one beer is the best. You want to keep searching for the perfect beer. The fun is in the hunt. I'll say this is the Pest beer I've tasted so far. But just as I'm getting sick of the coffee and chocolate added flavoring, this one blends the tastes right without tasting like their just adding fake flavorings. Yes, you've got the tastes of chocolate and coffee and maybe a little dark honey or whatever, but what I really taste is a great heavy (as in rich), complex Porter without the heaving overpowering flavors added.
This Porter just blends the flavors together so they just flow over the palette to make a smooth, velvet flow of deliciousness.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 23:00:08 | More by Rowlaw
Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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