Fuller's London Porter - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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Reviews by Josievan:
4.28/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Deep, dark brown color. If you aren't careful when pouring, the head can get out of control on this sucker. I could swear I had one bottle of this that it took 10 minutes for the fizz to go down enough that I could start drinking!
Smell: Smells toasty. Big dark malt presence. A little coffee or dark chocolate, too.
Taste: Roasted malts are big. A tad bit of chocolate. Leads to a slightly bitter aftertaste that lingers. Complex, if somewhat indistinct flavors going on, yet doesn't weigh you down.
Mouthfeel: On the thick side of medium-bodied. Kind of chewy. Relatively low carbonation gives it a nice smoothness.
Drinkability: Goes down easily for a porter, a few at a time would be possible.
Notes: I had a 4 oz. sample of this at a beerfest awhile back which really blew me away. It doesn't seem as amazing having a full bottle of it, but I can still see why it's a benchmark for English porters. I think my sample was from a nitro-can; I'll have to check this beer out in that format.
Serving type: bottle
01-13-2010 23:16:15 | More by Josievan
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3.54/5 rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a bottle into a snifter at around 45°F
Appearance: Brown with a mahogany tent when put up to the light. Small off white head
Smell: Sweet caramel malt and toffee
Taste: Identical to the smell
Mouthfeel: Medium body; slight bitterness and goes down smooth
Overall: I shouldve known what I was getting into after trying Anchor Porter the other week. This was just too sweet with not enough coffee notes. I prefer American style porters all the way (Founders, Smuttynose, Eddy Fitz)
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2014 08:58:39 | More by Bone53
Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
94 out of 100 based on 1,896 ratings.