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Fuller's London Porter - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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2,111 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,111
Reviews: 1,138
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.48%
Wants: 158
Gots: 116 | 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:
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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4/5  rDev -4.8%

unclekeith, Jul 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Tom_Servo, Jul 31, 2014
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4.93/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Best Porter I've tried, easily becoming one of my favorite beers. Too bad it's not easy to come by in Mexico.

Pours a nice dark roast with a moderate head that breaks down to a few bubbles, the smell is sweet and malty, promising a taste that does not dissappoint. Great long finish.

IgnacioFeito, Jul 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19%

Wchen, Jul 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

MarkVN, Jul 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19%

mmars010, Jul 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Kitsune, Jul 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

armathers, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of Gear54
4.58/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a bottle into a pint glass.

A: pitch black with a thin layer of wispy foam atop the brew. Moderate lace

S: strong notes of coffee and dark chocolate fill the nose while malts are noticeable but only slightly.

T: follows the smell exactly. This is a very full flavor beer with lots of coffee and dark chocolate.

M: this one surprised me. I expected it to be on the heavy side based in looks and smell but I would call it medium at best. I would have liked it a bit thicker maybe...

O: My first time trying this one and I was not disappointed. I'm a huge fan of porter and stout style beers and this fit right it! Buy some and see for yourself.

Gear54, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

GregaR, Jul 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Narthax, Jul 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

HRamz3, Jul 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

thufflife, Jul 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

AndrewKerscher, Jul 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

kevrice88, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

donzilake, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Kiraplenkin, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

BeastLU, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of JamesMN
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best before 12/12/14.

Appearance: Black on top and nearly translucent brown near the bottom of the glass. Poured aggressively resulting in a one finger off-white head that dissipated quickly leaving a thin coating of foam.

Aroma: Rich cream and chocolate with a hint of charred malt. Quite aromatic and very clean.

Taste: A good amount of hop impact right out of the gate. A solid bitterness with a sort of grassy flavor, which actually builds in intensity throughout each sip. The malt character that was so present in the aroma is a little harder to find in the flavor beneath the hops. However it does lend some much needed sweetness that provides a bit of balance. As it warms and I've been able to swirl out some excess carbonation, more of the creamy, chocolatey malt flavor has developed. Lingering aftertaste of dark chocolate and hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Nigh and day difference between when I started drinking and when I took the time to get rid of the excess carbonation. At first all the carbonation really stung alongside the bitterness, but once it was removed the creamier, more delicate flavors came out. I would recommend a very vigorous pour. It's about medium in body wit average drinkability for the style.

Final Thoughts: I think this porter would be a knock out on nitro or cask, allowing the malt to really shine. But even after my first taste of this historic beer, I completely understand why it has stood the test of time. Its just a plain great example of the style. Would I drink it again? Yes.

JamesMN, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

noperative, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of HattedClassic
4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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
Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
94 out of 100 based on 2,111 ratings.