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Fuller's London Porter - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,101 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,101
Reviews: 1,137
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 158
Gots: 114 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Bottle: an embossed 500mL brown bottle with a stylish Brittish label. A good package.

Appearance: pours a solid, very dark brown in colour with one-finger of creamy, tan head. The head has good retention and lacing.

Aroma: heavy roasted malts - traditional cocoa and coffee. A touch of spice. Typically demure.

Taste: fairly rich in flavour, following the nose. Strong roasted malts with some spice backing.

Aftertaste: some malt bitterness lingers through, with a touch of sweet caramels. Nice.

Mouth feel: a fairly heavy feel with lower carbonation. Pretty spot-on for an English Porter.

Overall: quite a nice English Porter - very traditional and good quality. The price is a bit over the top, as most English beers are in Australia - an equivalent case of 24 x 330mL bottles is around AU$110. Can definitely get similar for far less, but one every now and then won't hurt.

SmashPants, Sep 16, 2014
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BBD 11/15/14. Clear pour that is almost as dark as a stout, but has a dark ruby cast. Slightly below average head volume and retention, but laces well. Nice nose of caramel, coffee, toffee and a slight burnt chocolate smokiness. Medium bodied with a texture that approaches creamy. Slightly below normal carbonation with just a touch of effervescence on the finish. The excellent flavor profile is complex and balanced. It begins with coffee then flows into a light caramel sweetness coupled with toffee. Hops come forward in the middle with a light flavor and bitterness over a smoky chocolate. The finish is somewhat dry and leaves you with a lingering chocolate smokiness with a mineral character.

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4.58/5  rDev +9%

The aroma is fantastic with lots of bitter chocolate, freshly ground coffee, toffee, a touch of woodiness. The body is dark brown with ruby highlights; the rather small, light tan head diminishes to a thin film after about a minute. The flavor, particularly at first, includes coffee, a slight twang of dried fruit; after a few sips the bolder flavors thin out and admit some licorice and creamy caramel sweetness; the pleasant coffee/peanut shell finish lingers. The carbonation is fairly low but lends a good bite; body is medium-light.

I personally enjoyed the aroma more than the flavor; and while the flavor is also quite enjoyable, I would have liked it more if it had followed the nose more closely and then persisted in that regard. Nevertheless, I did indeed enjoy this porter immensely and look forward to having it again.

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Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
94 out of 100 based on 2,101 ratings.