Fuller's London Porter - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
4.15/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Single bottle (best by 03/26/10) poured into a shaker pint glass.
Appearance: Dark brown (Mahogany - some red shades when held up the light). Poured a 1/4" tan head, but this died down to a thin foam across the top and at the edge of the glass within a few minutes. Some lacing noted.
Smell: Roasted malts, toffee, and mild chocolate. There is a tiny hint of molasses in there as well.
Taste: Roasted malts strong up front, then some coffee-like bitterness and flavor. Some toffee-like flavors noted, just a hint buttery with that toffee. Nice coffee/roasted malt finish and aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Creamy; the right balance of thickness and smoothness. Just a hint of carbonation on the tongue. Quite nice.
Drinkability: Very drinkable. I finished this one fast, but I do wonder if everything above would be a hair higher in intensity/goodness if I had gotten one of these fresh. I easily would have had another if it was available. Drinkable by itself or with a meal - but a meat and potatoes sort of meal.
Serving type: bottle
05-12-2010 22:23:53 | More by damndirtyape
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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.