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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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2,262 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,262
Reviews: 1,153
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 174
Gots: 180 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2001

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

Picked up a single at Woodman's West here in Madison. Had been looking for it for a while.

Pours black with ruby highlights under a finger or two of dark khaki foam that lasts to the final drop. Nose is sweet and toasty with notes of toffee and cocoa powder. Taste starts off with the milky-sweet toffee/caramel and transitions nicely into roasted malt, toasted biscuit and a nice coffee bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth, gliding through the mouth. Probably the best English porter I've had to date as I have found them to be characterized by thin body and metallic aftertaste, neither of which were found here. Glad to finally find this classic gem.

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A: Pours a deep, dark brown, hints of red when held to a light, very fine effervescence and off white lace

S: Super malty, chocolate, freshly baked bread and earthy, autumn aromas

T: Malty and chocolaty up from, woodsy, mineral and sweet molasses, hint of leather and just enough hop to cleanse the palate and balance the malty sweetness

M: Very light, very carbonated, sweet without being syrupy, smooth with a good mouthfeel (2percent milk)

O: An excellent example of the style (perhaps the archetype given its longevity). Complex flavor profile, great autumn beer and easily quaffable .

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

1pt .9fl oz bottle into mug.

Dark, almost black, brown body with ruby red highlights. A tan head tops the brew, which slowly settles to a foamy and bubbly cap. Stacked and layered rings of lacing coat the glass.

The aroma is both creamy and spicy like dark brown coffee. Hints of chocolate and molasses hide in the background.

Dark roasted malt flavor is ripe on the palate with creamy notes. Full bodied and smooth, giving a clean finish with minimal hop bitterness (like any English Porter). A sweet buttery flavor presents itself nicely. Some malt bitterness lingers in the finish. Becomes more coffee-like as it warms. No alcohol can be tasted.

I highly enjoyed this one. Rich and malty but still complex in flavor. At 5.4% alcohol, this makes one great session beer. Highly recommended for dessert, before dinner, or whenever you feel like enjoying a great English Porter.

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Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
93 out of 100 based on 2,262 ratings.