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Fuller's London Porter - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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Fuller's London PorterFuller's London Porter

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1,987 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,987
Reviews: 1,126
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 141
Gots: 80 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2001)
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Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 mL can, slightly chilled and poured into a pint glass

Appearance- Pours a dark brown colour with a big two and a half fingers of fluffy tan head that does reside a little but never really goes away, leaving almost a pinky finger of tan head right till the finish, leaving good spotty lacing throughout the glass.

Smell- Lots of sweet chocolate aromas coming from this one right away mixed with nice roasted malt smells as well, I am also getting a nice sweet caramel/toffee aroma coming from this as well the more it warms up.

Taste- Just like the smells although the roasted malt plays a much bigger role on the palate as opposed to the nose, with a slight bitter coffee flavour in there as well. That same sweet chocolate smell is present in the taste and the caramel/toffee makes a comeback in the taste as well, although I find it is a little more predominant on the nose.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied but a little bit on the lighter side of the porter scale for my liking, average carbonation although porters are known to not have much carbonation anyways. It does go down smooth and silky though.

Overall- To be honest I was rather surprised by this one, I wasn’t expecting much from this one to be honest being in the form of a can, although Fuller does make some quality brews that I have recently really enjoyed. It is nothing over the top, like this is more of a classic porter taste as opposed to an off the wall different tasting porter that you can find a lot on the American market, but don’t get me wrong this is a quality porter and runs circles around your macro Guiness, Kilkenny, etc. This would be a go to for me when I am looking for a good porter to drink a couple of them for cheap in a night, although I did enjoy the double chocolate stout from young’s a lot more.

Serving type: can

06-27-2011 04:21:26 | More by Roke87
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Quebec (Canada)

4.81/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had one of those a few years ago and I remembered it as really good but I was not impressed recently with the Fuller London Pride.

Poured it in a Pit Caribou pint glass. One of Gaspesie's nicest micro brewery. A small bubbly head formed and dissipated in mere seconds. Don't drink a porter if you want a 3 inch head. As Nigel would say, 'it's like, how much more black could this be. And the answer is none'. Got a beautiful blood red hue when held up to a light.

I get a nice whiff of brown sugar candied bacon.

That beer has got a good thickness while leaving the mouth oily with hoppy goodness. Man do I like a smoked Porter and this one gives it to you. Smoked malts on the intake, oats and dark bitter chocolate follow while you are left with a gooooood espresso aftertaste that will linger on for the next minutes.

Had some Dead Man's Party from Standard Vape while drinking this beer. It completely muted the cumby taste from the juice and left me with an otherwise pretty absent citrus note and brought a more natural blueberry flavor.

Expected a lot going in and I was not dissapointed. If you like a smoked porter, there's probably none more great!

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A - Clear, translucent brown. Little, dissipating head.

S - Cereal malts, notes of chocolate, cocoa, caramel. Slight floral hop character.

T - Light roast character, bakers chocolate. Signature English water profile character - that I can only (endearingly) describe as gravelly really accentuates the roast character and the earthy hop bitterness.

M - Light, dissipating and drinkable, as a porter should.

O - It's an archetype, what more to say?

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Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
94 out of 100 based on 1,987 ratings.