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Fuller's London Porter - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,288 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,288
Reviews: 1,161
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 180
Gots: 190 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Now this is a damn porter. It looks pitch damn black with a nice bubbly off-white head. It smells like heaven. Thick roasted dark chocolate domintes the nose with a hint of light roast coffee coming in as well. It definitely tastes like Edmund Fitzgerald with its bitter chocolate, but the milky smooth chocolate just dominates like crazy. It tastes so god damn smooth and sweet. Theres enough bitterness to offset the uber sweet body.

My god this thing is drinkable. Its already half gone and I havent even started. Holy crap.

Edmund Fitzgerald wants to be this.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.83/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

If kept cold it will pour to a large, mocha-colored head, but it should be left to warm to cellar temperature to fully enjoy the flavors.

Appearance is the rich deep-brown coffee color that portends the flavor of this classic of the porter style. I don't know of a mass-produced bottled beer that's better than this one. Coffee notes are accompanied by the roasted malt that one would expect of a great porter.

Fortunately this beer is a regular on the shelves of Waitrose and many other places with good selections of bottled beer.

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4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Consumed 8/31/12

Appearance: Dark brown, clear and lighter brown around the edges - somewhat fizzy beige head, fades to a small ring somewhat quickly, but it's easy to drum up some carbonation - leaves a few streaks of lacing

Smell: Roasty malts and chocolate - coffee, dark chocolate, and some milk chocolate - some caramel, toffee, and nuts - a touch of minerality and some slight English hop grassiness - really solid for the style

Taste: Chocolate malts and dark chocolate - decidedly chocolatey, but on the dark side, not overly sweet - caramel, toffee, nuts - some minerality, and something wood-like - roasty and dry - mildly bitter, with a notably nice, chocolatey, dry aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body, very smooth, nicely carbonated, very drinkable

Overall: A standard for the style

I am pretty sure this is the best English Porter I've encountered. It's not particularly exciting in any way, but it's nicely balanced, tasty, and very drinkable. Definitely worth a try.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: nearly black - just some light slips through; nice milky creamy head; moderate lace and motes

S: dark espresso and chocolate malts

T: wow - this is really good - the espresso tastes are bitter but delightfully smooth; some cocoa in the background; a little cigar smoke - excellent balance

M: smooth, rich, but not heavy; great aftertaste

O: no wonder it's at the top of the list, eh? This is a classic, and it is excellent

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Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
93 out of 100 based on 2,288 ratings.