Fuller's London Porter - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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4.93/5 rDev +17.4%
poured into a tulip. best before date Valentine's Day 2010. pitch black, glimmer of demonic red only when held right to the light... minimal head, cappuccino froth color...
first thing i smell is chocolate.... grapes, breads, roasted espresso beans, bailey's irish creme... i love the aroma. i can smell this forever.
Chocolate and coffee, incredibly smooth, incredibly creamy. a bit of fresh pepper, guava paste and cinnamon, all tying in with an overall roasted character. This is amazing.
Like I said, it's smooth, it's creamy...aftertaste is like you just took a shot of turkish espresso after eating a small pastry.
I've been drinking real beer for only a couple years and I know I'm not on the level of some of you. But this is one of the best porters I've ever had.
12-03-2011 00:56:56 | More by LeoPanna
3.98/5 rDev -5.2%
a: a big thick two inch tan head sits atop a near black body. i say near black because it is a deep dark brown. the head slowly recedes to leave minimal lacing.
s: roasted coffee, roasted malts, roasted chocolate, roasted everything.
t: more roastiness, a nice blend of malts, a little bitter on the back end.
m: full body, good carbonation, rich and smooth.
o: a really nice porter.
11-30-2011 14:29:31 | More by match1112
3.95/5 rDev -6%
A: The beer pours a very dark brown, almost black with a thin tan head that quickly fades.
S: The beer has a lot of roasted scents with a good bit of black liquorice. Also sort of smells like bread.
T: Has a nice bit of roastedness and some chocolate. I am also picking up on a little coffe after taste.
M: The beer is very smooth and easy to drink. It does have a little crispness on the back of the throat, but it sort of ads to the enjoyment of the beer.
O: This is a very tasty beer. I bought it expecting to be delicious and man it didnt let me down. I can't wait to have another.
11-25-2011 06:56:06 | More by gtermi
4.22/5 rDev +0.5%
Appearance: Nearly opaque with tan head. Retention of head is moderate and sticks around for a bit.
Smell: Evident but subtle notes of roasted malts and chocolate, with a touch of bready yeast.
Taste: Quick build-up with chocolate/roasted malts rising hand-in-hand with an assertive bitterness. Chocolate, coffee, buttered bread quite present in taste. The aforementioned bitterness persists and outlasts the malty goodness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and slick behind that hop bite.
Overall: As frequently mentioned, a pretty complex brew that is an interesting and definitive example of the porter style.
11-25-2011 02:23:25 | More by coalcracker
Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
94 out of 100 based on 2,070 ratings.