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Fuller's London Porter - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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Fuller's London PorterFuller's London Porter

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2,054 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,054
Reviews: 1,133
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 151
Gots: 100 | FT: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2001)
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Dominican Republic

1/5  rDev -76.2%

10-24-2013 23:57:19 | More by Tomedi01
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New Jersey

1/5  rDev -76.2%

05-11-2014 01:20:38 | More by kevinm2342
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1.5/5  rDev -64.3%

03-30-2013 22:02:37 | More by PaF
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New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -64.3%

01-22-2012 19:34:53 | More by nicholas527
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2/5  rDev -52.4%

02-27-2012 00:07:07 | More by OklahomeBrewed
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2.13/5  rDev -49.3%

The London Porter pours a dark brown with ruby highlights. It has a smallish brown head that quickly goes down to a thin film and then completely disappears.

Its aroma is chocolate and caramel malts and some dry, chalky toffee / butterscotch.

The flavor is acidic, bitter chocolate with some caramel malts and a strong butterscotch flavor. The butterscotch became a little overwhelming as it warmed - both in flavor and aroma. It has a chalky, slightly bitter finish. It is thinner than I expected and under-carbonated.

Overall, I was expecting a lot from this, and was very disappointed. I've had much better porters. I wonder if I had a bad bottle - it is 3 months before the best by date though.

08-19-2004 06:12:07 | More by Beaver13
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New York

2.25/5  rDev -46.4%

04-21-2013 06:39:20 | More by Bluecane
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2.28/5  rDev -45.7%

Dark earthy pour, minimal head, little if any lace. Smell was musty, earthy, dirtish again.

Tasted like leftover meat and chocolate. No hops. Oily, alcohol too pronounced at this level. Just seems watery with very not beer flavor to it. Licorice heat. Old coffee maybe. Everything reeks of oxidation.

Too pricey ($6) for a relatively unenjoyable drinking experience. Love porters, but not this one.

08-24-2010 19:05:53 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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2.38/5  rDev -43.3%

11.2 ounce bottle purchased from Walnut Liquorette for two dollars, split with my friend last night

Poured into my Ballast Point glass with a dark brown color, creamy 1/2 inch white head, minimal lacing

Smell was really subtle and some hints of coffee, roasted malt, and some dark fruit aromas but nothing too noticeable

Taste was dominated by dark chewy malt, left a somewhat nasty dryness in the mouth, coffee used tasted sour in a way, knew it was not old because bottle said best by 2008 on the back of it, not much going on and as it warmed, there was no sweetness than came out, just that same undesirable dryness with a funky aftertaste

Body was weak and really thin, not much carbonbation at all, taste faded away quickly

Could drink much of this at all, heavy on the stomach with a taste that gets old fast, low alcohol content though,

First beer from Fuller's and it was quite disappointing, not one of the better porters I have had, first place I have ever seen a bottle so I grabbed one, not recommended and would not drink again

12-06-2007 23:56:24 | More by Floydster
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2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

03-23-2012 23:13:26 | More by Sailracer
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2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

The best example of black marker in a beer! Pours a mostly black color with a red hue around the edges. A soft off white head with decent retention. Did not last through the full tasting.

The nose has a mix of malt, roast and distinct black marker. I think this is more of an English black malt thing. Some minor yeast notes. Some minor esters but light. A hint of herbal and earthy hops but light.

The taste really has the distinct black marker taste. The malt comes out with a caramel and light coffee notes. But in the finish the marker flavor hides a lot. Some minor yeast notes and a like vegi taste that lingers in the finish. Some earthy hop notes that balances well.

The body is moderate to light. Would like a touch more depth but still good. Overall, the black marker thing is off setting. I know I am sensitive to it so leave it at that.

01-17-2010 23:10:18 | More by Oxymoron
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2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

12-03-2011 00:50:38 | More by bootsdomino
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Ontario (Canada)

2.53/5  rDev -39.8%

served from a 500ml tall can into a pint glass.

A- Very dark and slightly red in color. I was disappointed to see such a small head but on the other hand it laces quite nicely.

S- Dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans/malts, hints of fruit.

T- rich dark chocolate, lots of coffee flavor, fairly bitter, slightly nutty character, lots of roasted malts.

M- medium bodied with nice carbonation.

D- one was enough. Sessionable? i think not.

Overall im not a big coffee drinker, but someone who enjoys coffee will enjoy this brew. I really wasn't diggin this brew. Actually it was one of the more bland porters ive had. : P

05-01-2007 22:30:16 | More by drinkininthewood
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New York

2.75/5  rDev -34.5%

04-30-2014 11:22:27 | More by Noelito76
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2.75/5  rDev -34.5%

06-27-2013 02:50:29 | More by freditoj
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New York

2.75/5  rDev -34.5%

06-07-2013 15:52:33 | More by KornWallace
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New York

2.75/5  rDev -34.5%

08-06-2013 01:16:17 | More by SeanInDC
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2.8/5  rDev -33.3%

Reviewed 5/14/2006 (16.9oz bottle):

Pours a black colored body with a big tan head, with good lacing, but diminishing. Has an extremely malty aroma, coffee notes. Very light tasting, with some bitterness, some acid, and coffee tastes. Okay beer, kind of a session ale type drink.

01-14-2009 06:27:56 | More by jujubeast6000
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2.95/5  rDev -29.8%

Date on can: 22 Feb 2009
This has been better in bottles, but I spotted a rare can and took notes.

Pours dark brown/black, ruby glint in the light. Good retention with sticky tan foam. Smells a little oxidized, papery, weak coffee roast. Flavor is a little too much on the sweet side, roasty malt notes dominate. In the finish there's a distinct raisin/prune note. The coffee element is like weak instant maxwell house. Feel is smooth and slick, the sweetness borders on unpleasant though. Didn't really want to finish this. Will amend review with a fresher sample when I find one.

12-27-2009 18:53:44 | More by emerge077
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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

05-26-2013 02:44:24 | More by Vinicius
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3/5  rDev -28.6%

02-25-2013 06:20:51 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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3/5  rDev -28.6%

02-19-2012 01:37:14 | More by Zaphog
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Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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