Fuller's London Porter - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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Reviews by JudgeRoughneck:
4.43/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
AROMA - caramel, nut, goldings hops, creamy mocha-like character, - all medium-high in intensity, soft bready-nougat basemalt character manages to shine through amazingly...big plum and red apple notes, blackberry comes out eventually, no diacetyl, - really lovely.
APP- deep molasses with ruby highlights, low off-white head fades fast, medium low carbonation,
FLAVOR- medium-high sweetness balanced by coacoa flavor and roasty astringency, with medium-low burnt character in a long finish. low woody dimension and medium-high herbal hop flavor. medium coffee and blackberry is back again, as is the red apple...not much hop bitterness, no diacetyl, toasted nut on mid palate,
MF- full bodied, velvety, lightly and pleasantly astringent, medium-low carbonation,
OVERALL - complexity and depth of flavor are excellent, balance is sweet and then wiped off the palate by gentle but creeping roasted qualities, hoppiness comes through, I revisited this old favorite because BJCP has it listed as an example of "Brown Porter"...brown porter my ass, this is as robust as they come.
Serving type: bottle
01-07-2014 06:30:09 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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