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Fuller's London Porter - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,285 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,285
Reviews: 1,159
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 179
Gots: 189 | 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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Photo of Tsch
2.24/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It is commercial transnational parody on a good beer.

Photo of hickmancase
3.36/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yalcin
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thatsachaguy
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CStang67
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep ruby color with thin off white head that disappears quickly spite medium carbonation. Aroma is complex with an even chocolate, coffee, roasty, and spice character. Flavor is rich with a mild bitterness that is quite buried under a thick layer of malty, chocolate, coffeeness. Flavor is lingering but smooth clinging to the malty, chocolate, coffeeness. Excellent beer and top example of a tradition English Porter.

Photo of BeerTruck
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjplumer
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Two finger creamy tan head. Mild cocoa like aroma.Very dark almost opaque as I had to hold it up to a light bulb to see a deep ruby like color. Mild bitterness. Soft chocolate and coffee taste. I sense a chalk like feel to the chocolate which may be the coffee side kicking it, Has a rich soft feel.

Photo of Haman94
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maxson924
3.55/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sonnydeezy
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ervc
3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Burkbom23
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nose roasted malt, molasses, caramel, slight ash. Taste sweet roasted malt, faint coffee & chocolate, slight hops. Nice Porter!

Photo of Capsfan90
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of loubar
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz. bottle from BevMo. Pours opaque black with a small, caramel colored head. Nose of roasted malts with a hint of chocolate. Taste of roasted malt, caramel, black coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Little carbonation. Rich and tasty. Not light by any means. More of a sipping beer. Nicely balanced. A classic porter.

Photo of Fastwalker19
3.4/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JaimeLondon
3.77/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Nice porter of a dark color - but not completely opaque - and an ok yellowish foam that vanishes leaving a lace that reminds of cola.
The reason why this beer is exemplar in porter style is because it has a nice smooth taste and aroma of roasted malts. There are some nice tones of coffe and chocolate, but the malty tones are definately the highlights.
Feel is smoth, I prefer porters with higher body and carbonation.

Photo of Nine_Tails
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of poskok
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of B-Land
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Olegophren
4.87/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PatrickBelisle
3.92/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fscottkey
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: [5.00] Dark brown - cola color. Very clear beer in the glass. Forms a nice tan 1 finger head. The head has dense bubbles on the side - and larger bubbles on the surface. The head recedes very slowly and evenly. Swirling the glass leaves fantastic lacing on the glass. The bottle lists the ABV at 5.4%. There is a best by date of Aug 4, '15.

S: [3.75] I immediately get caramel and hints of molasses. There are also undertones of charred malts - like your clothes smell after sitting near a camp fire.

T: [4.25] Really nice roasted malt flavor all the way across the palate. The taste lingers for forever. Strong tastes like bitter coffee go along with the malts. As it warms the flavor moves into a much sweeter range.

M: [4.50] Smooth, velvety texture. The lingering roasted malts stays on the tongue.

O: [4.25] This is a world class porter. Weighing in with only 5.4% ABV it is really packing flavor into that small space. It looks great in the glass, it hs an inviting smell and tastes delicious.

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trdtercel92
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
93 out of 100 based on 2,285 ratings.