Fuller's London Porter - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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4/5 rDev -4.8%
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.
12-04-2011 23:52:15 | More by elgiacomo
4/5 rDev -4.8%
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.
12-04-2011 20:59:26 | More by Knapp85
3.38/5 rDev -19.5%
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.
12-03-2011 05:26:26 | More by sfprint
4.93/5 rDev +17.4%
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.
12-03-2011 00:56:56 | More by LeoPanna
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
Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
94 out of 100 based on 2,054 ratings.