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Fuller's London Porter - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,230 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,230
Reviews: 1,144
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.48%
Wants: 173
Gots: 160 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a dark,near opaque nature (deep chestnut brown with dark plum highlights around the edges when held up to the light). A one finger frothy dark khaki colored head sits atop with moderately lasting results before leveling to a thin sudsy covering leaving only a slight thin lacing around the glass edges.

S: a dark roasted coffee bean aroma with dried cherries, dark fruit and some bitter chocolate.

T: smooth with a well polished, but deep roasted coffee bean flavor with a dried creamer sweetness sneaking through. The coffee bitterness and earthy minerality (soil) truly highlight the rich nature of this drink. Some dried grapeskins, raisins and a faint dried creamer/chalkiness is found on the finish.

M: nice providing a light-medium viscosity, oily texture while leaving a dry earthy and roasted bitterness behind. The carbonation is soft while there was slight traces of dried coffee creamer/chalkiness left behind.

D: Really good drinkability, rich and dark with a fresh roasted coffee flavor that is sure to put this on the top of your list per style.

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500 ml bottle poured into English pint glass. very dark. 3 finger head that leaves some lacing. Nose has malt, chocolate, coffee. Very smooth. Coffee and chocolate notes with a slightly bitter finish. Excellent beer! Great Porter - a sweet malt finish.

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

A: Very, very deep rusty brown. It is very close to being opaque, but falls just a little short of it. Puffy tannish head forums beautifully and immediatly begins to leave sticky clumps of lacing

S: Rich and full, but nothing incredibly explosive. Rather, the aromas of roasted malts, lighter coffee and soft chocolate blend together subtly and modest... even noting some scents like nut oils. Quite nice.

T + M: Nice roasted flavours, and a nice hoppy note that doesn't often get noticed - at least not as much - in others. A nice, chocolatey creaminess adds a pleasant touch. The body is very similar in that it is not too heavy or creamy... modest, but certainly not bashful! :P

D: A very nice porter, and one I'd be happy to have again. I've come to find that Fuller's tends to have a knack for making very nice beers, and this is no exception. Well worth it.

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

Appearance:

Dark Chocolate with amber undertones when held up to the light. Decent head retention and very little carbonation

Smell:

Slightly roasted coffee scent and a bit of grassy hoppiness

Taste:

Roasted coffee dominance followed by a nutty and slight dark chocolate essence. Mild hop bitterness the is very well balanced

Mouthfeel:

Smooth clean feeling on the palate. Leaves a pleasant lingering coffee taste on the back of the tongue.

Drinkability:

This beer went down extremely easy. The mixture of roasted coffee and dark chocolate along with the hops makes for a smooth satisfying porter with a great lingering aftertaste. I'm looking forward to my next

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Dark brown body, almost no head, what is there is tan and leaves fast. You really have got to let this warm to appreciate the flavors. The nose is very chocolatey with vanilla and dark fruits. Palate is slightly grapey vinous with lots of plums, chocolate and a nice restrained roasty bitter finish. Hints of coffee and licorice in the finish. Smooth medium mouthfeel with friendly cleaning carbonation. Complex malt flavors as it warms and remarkably balanced.

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Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
94 out of 100 based on 2,230 ratings.