Fuller's London Porter - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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Fuller's London PorterFuller's London Porter

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94
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2,232 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,232
Reviews: 1,144
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.48%
Wants: 173
Gots: 161 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2001)
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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Black body pours into my pint glass. Light mocha head forms to a nice hefty size and has a good frothy texture.Good retention and spotty lace all around the glass.

S- A nice roasty dark cocoa powder and coffee presence. A bit of caramel, fruit, vanilla and toasted nuts. Not the strongest of aromas.

T- Roast malt, cocoa, coffee and caramel make up a big malty beer flavor. Also some vanilla, dark fruit, earthy hops, english mineral water and toasted nuts.

MF- Silky moderately thick body with a nice smooth carbonation. Some roast bitterness finishes it out.

Not as rich or thick as the American porters of today but still a refreshing and flavorful beer. Drinks very well and has a nice English feel to it.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the things I love about this beer is that it actually fills my nonic imperial pint glass. I wish all beers came in this size.

For a porter, this is definitely an assertive example, especially with hops that surprised me with their strong presence in the flavor profile. The hops start out bitter in the front and built during the middle only to fade into the finish and linger for a bit afterwards. A bit of burned bread is dominate in the middle of the flavor and while I'd be surprised if smoked malt is part of the mash, something's making me think of a campfire. A surprisingly good example of what a porter can be. Warm and toasty, but not as big and chunky as their huskier brothers, the stouts.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a very deep dark color not quite black, but when you hold it up to the light it has some ruby hues, the head is thick and tan made up of small and large bubbles. the head has retention survived the duration of consumption.
the aroma is dark, malty and rich with hints of cocoa.
the flavor is rich and malty with cocoa and a pleasent hop spice.
this is a great porter, fullers is one of the best.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber to black color, with a light tan head. In the aroma, roasty and a sweet oatmeal malt. In the taste, roasty malt, sweet, and a small oatmeal presence. A smooth medium to light bodied mouthfeel, with a dry roasty oatmeal aftertaste. Almost like a oatmeal stout minus the hops, mellow and nice.

Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
94 out of 100 based on 2,232 ratings.