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Fuller's London Porter - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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2,138 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,138
Reviews: 1,140
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.48%
Wants: 162
Gots: 123 | FT: 0
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:
Fuller's London Porter is an award-winning example of this historic English style; smooth and creamy with delicious chocolate and coffee flavors derived from the roasted malt.

The griffin Brewery is Chiswick, London, has brewing fine ales since 1654.

The Fuller, Smith & Turner partnership dating back to 1845, brews an excellent range of award-winning beers, many of which are available in the U.S. including London Pride pale ale and the Old's original ESB.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep Mahogany colored beer. Slightly transparent. Not as black as other Porters. Unlike the bottle I had a while back, this canned version had a dense tan head that stuck around and left a fair amount of lace.

S: Great. Heavy chocolate and vanilla aroma can be sensed from a long ways way. Getting closed revealed some charcoaled wood and a touch of licorice.

T: A lot going on here. Again, chocolate dominates. It's joined by licorice, burnt malt, and subtle blackberry and cherry flavors. A mild burnt bitterness comes on late to provide balance. It lingers into the dry finish. I found the taste growing on me as I drank.

M: Just about perfect. Medium body feels silky and smooth. Carbonation is just right.

D: I was surprised at the differences between the canned and bottled versions of this beer. Both are great Porters. Relatively low ABV makes it easy to have another. I will be visiting this again.

Rayek, Apr 27, 2009
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Porter night continues. Split a 12oz bottle

A: Super dark brown color. Off white head. Decent retention

S: Smoked meat, chocolate, raisins, coffee. Really great smell on this one.

T: Smoke, coffee, dark roasted malt. Finishes with a sweet note. Almost no hops are detectable. Awesome beer with 3 stages of taste. Super complex.

M: Thin body for the style but it works. Feels excellent in the mouth. Carbonation is just right for the style.

D: Really good beer. Complex and enjoyable. At 5.4% you can enjoy more than one of these. If I had another bottle I would get into it. I have other porters to try tonight though.

aerozeppl, Dec 05, 2007
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the bottle.

Appearance: Quintessential porter. Deep dark black. Perfectly fluffy tan head.

Nose: Chocolate and smoke. Burnt toast. Creamy vanilla.

Taste: Restrained doses of chocolate and charcoal. Super balanced and drinkable. There's a wisp of smoke over everything and an earthiness keeping it from being overly sweet.

Mouthfeel: Light but creamy. Endlessly drinkable.

Overall: The shining example of a quaffable porter. Packed full of earthy flavors with just enough sweetness to keep you coming back for more.

fdig23, Mar 26, 2013
Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
94 out of 100 based on 2,138 ratings.