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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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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,091 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,091
Reviews: 1,137
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 156
Gots: 109 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2001)
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

noperative, Jul 18, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +3.8%

The beer pours some cream colored and creamy textured head that dissipates quickly. The beer itself is a clear brown with a bit of dark brown notes. The beer smell is rich and divine. The smell has a combination of bready yeast smell with a coffee smell and a sweet and light dark chocolate smell. The beer also has a milky smell as well. The taste is a bit different than the smell. The taste is less milky than the smell and has stronger bitter hop notes. The bready yeast note is still there but not as pronounced. The coffee roast taste is also there in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is very silky with very little carbonation. Overall, a very good English Porter and worth its reputation.

HattedClassic, Jul 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Alpar, Jul 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.6%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

jmejones, Jul 14, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev -2.1%

Very dark brown appearance with ruby red tinges visible at the edges where light hits it. Aroma is of sweet, milky coffee. The taste is sweet with burnt notes and an interesting leathery flavour. Mouth feel is smooth and light to medium with mild carbonation.

Overall this is a good sweet tasty porter with a distinctive flavour. Very drinkable and sessionable but with pretty big flavours for the moderate alcohol level.

My mark out of 100 would be 88.

LagerCognoscenti, Jul 13, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +11.9%

Had one of those a few years ago and I remembered it as really good but I was not impressed recently with the Fuller London Pride.

Poured it in a Pit Caribou pint glass. One of Gaspesie's nicest micro brewery. A small bubbly head formed and dissipated in mere seconds. Don't drink a porter if you want a 3 inch head. As Nigel would say, 'it's like, how much more black could this be. And the answer is none'. Got a beautiful blood red hue when held up to a light.

I get a nice whiff of brown sugar candied bacon.

That beer has got a good thickness while leaving the mouth oily with hoppy goodness. Man do I like a smoked Porter and this one gives it to you. Smoked malts on the intake, oats and dark bitter chocolate follow while you are left with a gooooood espresso aftertaste that will linger on for the next minutes.

Had some Dead Man's Party from Standard Vape while drinking this beer. It completely muted the cumby taste from the juice and left me with an otherwise pretty absent citrus note and brought a more natural blueberry flavor.

Expected a lot going in and I was not dissapointed. If you like a smoked porter, there's probably none more great!

BrunoPettipas, Jul 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

JLeet, Jul 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

tlrieman76, Jul 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

akabealo, Jul 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

callieokc, Jul 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

djchrismac, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Jeaaej46, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

kristougher, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

TheBishopco, Jul 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

ffshore545, Jul 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

MasterOfArgos39, Jul 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.6%

AndreBileski, Jul 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Sad_Spirit, Jul 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

hvy1, Jul 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

mille_K, Jul 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

parma_sean, Jul 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

RichardMNixon, Jul 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

ti6on, Jun 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Luka, Jun 29, 2014
Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
94 out of 100 based on 2,091 ratings.