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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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2,005 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,005
Reviews: 1,130
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 143
Gots: 86 | FT: 1
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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Photo of rangerred


4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a dark brown but not quite opaque. Thick fluffy one finger head with decent lacing.

Smells of dark chocolate and coffee along with a little bit of dark fruit. Wonderful roasted aroma.

The taste is very chocolaty up front followed by the coffee. Dark fruit is present as well all though it is restrained. Plenty of roast with this one which leads to a pretty crisp finish. Mouthfeel is maybe a tad bit thin but still acceptable.

This beer is really the benchmark for the style and one that I will go back to again and again.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2011 22:34:07 | More by rangerred
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-05-2011 22:13:28 | More by Oboogie
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Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

12-05-2011 03:36:49 | More by benbou17
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5/5  rDev +19%

12-05-2011 02:18:59 | More by Anew
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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, best by March 3, 2012. Served at around 50F.

Pours dark brown with a one finger light brown head that leaves a few clumps of lacing and holds a light cap.

Aroma is roasted malts, nuts, dark breads, some hints of chocolate and coffee, a bit of dark fruit and toffee. Good strength.

Flavor mirrors the aroma with roasted malts, bread, nuts, some chocolate and coffee, dark fruit notes, some caramel and toffee, virtually no alcohol, some astringent tang on the finish.

Mouthfeel is light/medium bodied, good carbonation.

Good Porter, although I’m generally more partial to robust American versions than classic English Porters, but this definitely fits its style category very well.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 23:52:15 | More by elgiacomo
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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a pretty nice looking brown color with a creamy tan head on top. The smell of the beer had some wood like aromas blended with some roasted malts and other earthy aromas. The taste of beer is bold and bitter with some roasted chocolaty flavors. The mouthfeel was thin and dry with just a enought carbonation to keep this one alive. Overall this beer was pretty good. I'd drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 20:59:26 | More by Knapp85
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New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-04-2011 05:47:21 | More by MystikCelt
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

12-04-2011 02:18:33 | More by bigred89
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-03-2011 15:28:32 | More by Amp
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3.38/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: very dark and thick, no visible rising carbonation, 2 finger soft fluffy foam head.
S: malt coffee with a hair of cocoa. not sweet or bitter. very coffee like.
T/M: metalic, almost black coffee. Above average I suppose. A bit bitter and slightly astringent. Above average but not outstanding. Fairly plain.
O: Ok. A bit disappointing considering the great reviews it has, but I'm not a porter person.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 05:26:26 | More by sfprint
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -28.6%

12-03-2011 02:33:14 | More by dcs1548
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New York

4.93/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 00:56:56 | More by LeoPanna
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2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

12-03-2011 00:50:38 | More by bootsdomino
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New York

5/5  rDev +19%

12-02-2011 21:28:39 | More by bluntedboywonder
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

12-02-2011 17:29:44 | More by kjkinsey
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-02-2011 01:49:02 | More by falcon1
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

12-01-2011 23:53:08 | More by uturn
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5/5  rDev +19%

12-01-2011 07:00:46 | More by Diomede
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

11-30-2011 18:55:32 | More by brandoman63
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-30-2011 18:49:31 | More by kelvarnsen
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-30-2011 16:59:58 | More by Burt
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3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2011 14:29:31 | More by match1112
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Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +19%

11-28-2011 07:57:19 | More by bigox420
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5/5  rDev +19%

11-27-2011 21:57:44 | More by akinsja
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United Kingdom (England)

5/5  rDev +19%

11-27-2011 19:48:35 | More by windypete
Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
94 out of 100 based on 2,005 ratings.