Fuller's London Porter - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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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
4.33/5 rDev +3.1%
A: Got it on tap at the Olde English Pub, where they serve it in a large (20 oz) dimpled mug. . . . Body is black with a tannish/light-brown head. Leaves behind some splotchy lace.
S: Nice - first impression is of overall roastiness. There's also some dark fruit (raisins, plums) and chocolate malt.
T: Roasted barley malt, chocolatey malt and a touch of charcoal bitterness lingering at the finish. Real nice balance between the roasted barley, sweet chocolate malt and bitter finish.
M: Medium heft, carbonation is mild, doesn't get in the way at all.
O: Excellent. A world-class Porter.
11-23-2011 17:06:54 | More by Kendo
Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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