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Fuller's London Porter - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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2,092 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,092
Reviews: 1,137
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 156
Gots: 110 | 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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4/5  rDev -4.8%

randylangford, Apr 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Kiraplenkin, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

BeerForMuscle, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

scarnold8, Jan 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Pours a dark mahogany color with a half finger tan head that soon dies down completely while leaving a little bit of lacing.

Smells of coffee and chocolate along with some prominent notes of roasted malt, bread and nuts.

Taste is predominantly roasted malt and bitter chocolate. There is also some coffee and caramel noticeable to a lesser degree and some lightly roasted nuts in the finish.

The mouthfeel came off a little light and felt a bit watered down. Started off creamy but the carbonation completely disappeared by about halfway through. Altogether this was a very good porter. The initial aroma was very pleasing and my only real complaint about this one was the mouthfeel being a little too light.

Vengeance526, Jul 29, 2009
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

dwaz, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Kyrojack, Mar 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

oglmcdgl, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

VasilevaPolina, Apr 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

11.2oz bottle from Will (thanks man!) poured into a Firestone Walker taster...

A: Dark brown and transparent with red edges...creamy off-white head and some lacing...

S: Aromas of sweeter roasted malts and and bakers chocolate, roasted malt sweetness seems interwoven with notes of caramel, moderate suggestions of freshly brewed coffee, hints of burnt malt and dark coffee beans.

T: Taste follows the nose with the same notes of chocolate, caramel and coffee...full range of malty notes from sweeter chocolate to suggestions of acrid, burnt malt with faint whiffs of a smoky edge. Fairly balanced with plenty of flavor.

MF: Creamy mouthfeel, lighter medium body, lower carbonation levels...

O: Pleasant drinker, fairly unremarkable but still enjoyable.

Scotchboy, Dec 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Sparky44, Mar 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Good Beer, It's got a very specific flavor that would really make you say either 'Yum!' or 'Ikkk'. I didn't like the flavor, too yeasty. Dar and rich just like they say but the flavor is just no good to my taste. Kinda like Marmite, if you know it.

anakar, Nov 26, 2010
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Amp, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

wsc3, Jan 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

SkinniePost, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

schopenhauerale, Jun 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

mmmbeerNY, Jun 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

I hadn't had one of these in a while, and my general preference isn't for darker beers. But, I'd had a nice run of porters lately, so I thought I give this one a shot again. End result: I'm glad this is starting show back up in bars again.

appearance: huge cream-brown head, strong lacing

smell: big nose, robust and toasted malt, smells of coffee

taste: sweet bread and coffee upfront and chocolate going down

mouthfeel: reminds me a lot of coffee; smooth and slightly sticky with subtle carbonation;

drinkability: a little heavy for everyday use, but supremely pleasant nonetheless.

jglazer75, Sep 15, 2006
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

barnzy78, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

kornkid8600, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

laxer8811, Feb 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

imperialking, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Served from the bottle: best before 11-05-05. Pours a deep brown with crimson highlights. Foam quickly subsides to a very thin cap.

Smell: sweet caramel, chocolate, and a hint of coffee bean.

Taste is quite satisfying. This brew has a medium body with a chewy base that coats the palate nicely. Chocolate notes are evident as is a slight tinge of coffee. Hops warm up the middle but soon vanish as the brew takes on a smooth smoky-chocolate finish. A solid porter no doubt.

sinistermadman, Jun 25, 2005
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

tom10101, Mar 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

PaulUH, Jan 25, 2014
Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
94 out of 100 based on 2,092 ratings.