Fuller's London Porter - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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Reviews by JudgeRoughneck:
4.43/5 rDev +5.5%
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
More User Reviews:
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
3.54/5 rDev -15.7%
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
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