Fuller's London Porter - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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United Kingdom (Wales)
4.15/5 rDev -1.2%
Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass, and paired with a big bowl of my mothers home made stew and dumplings (heaven!)
Pours a dark black with a decent brown-ish tinged head that sticks around for a bit.
Smells dark and burnt. Really getting those malts.
Tastes damned, tasty really. Dark malts with a hoppy kick, all the while very drinkable smooth.
Overall a lovely example of the style. Immense ale.
03-09-2012 15:46:25 | More by CwrwAmByth
4.28/5 rDev +1.9%
Served on tap in a pint glass at the British Beer Company in Walpole, MA.
The beer poured into a dark coffee color with a small head.
The effervescent mouthfeel leads to the highlight of the porter:
a light lemon finish, with hints of coffee.
Overall, an excellent classic English porter. Will try again and highly recommended especially on tap.
02-24-2012 22:45:59 | More by brureview
4.28/5 rDev +1.9%
Can to pint glass.
A - Dark brown with one finger of thick light brown head with good retention.
S - Big roasted malt and milk chocolate aromas up front. A touch of bitter coffee and a mild sweetness that is reminiscent of oatmeal.
T - Roasted malts, chocolate, brown sugar. A nice overall sweetness with just enough bittering to balance it out.
M - Medium body, creamy. Smooth and silky. Light to moderate carbonation.
02-19-2012 14:22:34 | More by TheSevenDuffs
3.75/5 rDev -10.7%
11.2 fl oz bottle served in a pint glass, reviewed live:
A - Pours a deep, non translucent shade of amber with one finger of thin, light brown head. Retention is below average, especially given the low ABV.
S - Roasted barley, smoke, milk chocolate, cream, and yeast. There's nothing unique, and it's a bit mild, though it's highly inviting.
T - All of the notes present on the nose make their way to the tongue, though it's actually more complex. The yeast lends some tart fruit notes and the chocolate adds layers. The roast of the barley lends a welcome smoky note. For a porter, it's wonderfully complex.
M - Medium to full bodied, a bit coarse and dry on the finish. Nearly ideal.
D - This is a winner, and has further roused my interest in the brewery. I've yet to have anything bad.
02-18-2012 04:41:41 | More by blakelive784
4.23/5 rDev +0.7%
Chestnut brown, nearly two fingers of off white/tan head, lots of lace. Smell is roasty and malty, chocolate and coffee, rich and decadent, some yeasty notes as well. Taste is roasted, chewy malts, coffee, milk chocolates, flavours layer very nicely and are all easily decipherable, lightly bitter but in more of a bittersweet type of way. Light carbonation, smooth and creamy, light-medium body. Outstanding stuff, this is the benchmark for the style in my opinion, would love the opportunity to try the cask version of this, this will see regular rotation in my fridge thats for sure.
02-17-2012 17:38:41 | More by peensteen
4.63/5 rDev +10.2%
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip at fridge temp. A beautiful tan head forms on an aggressive pour and stays. The beer is very dark ruby, not entirely opaque; very pretty in the glass. The aromatics are roasted malt, cocoa, and dark caramel.That comes through in the flavor too, as does a velvety smoothness. The finish is nicely grainy. The body is light to moderate. This is a fantastic porter with a terrific balance and great drinkability.
02-17-2012 00:12:26 | More by MCDuhamel
3.25/5 rDev -22.6%
A 11.2 oz bottle, poured into a DFH Signature Glass.
A: Dark, showing ruby when held to the light. A thin white head stits atop the beer before quickly dissipating to thin patches atop the beer.
S: Delightful, sweet roasted malts. Mild notes of sweet chocolate, with hints of vanilla as well.
T: Lightly bitter, burnt malt. The flavor profile here is fairly light—some light chocolate notes also. Sweetness actually comes out as the beer approaches room temperature. I prefer it at this temperature to cold.
M: Thin, light body, with medium-high carbonation.
O: Thoroughly meh. The nose is quite pleasant, but the body and flavor profile are too light to back it up. If I ever wanted a super light, sessionable dark beer, perhaps I’d look to this, but it’s doubtful.
02-15-2012 23:37:50 | More by Hophead717
4.33/5 rDev +3.1%
500ml bottle poured into a pint glass by freshness date.
Dark opaque brown to almost black in color with a slight ruddy tinge, thick and firm foamy tan head with good retention, it fades into a small bubble layer covering also yields several lacing patches.
Big malty in kind of charcoal, smoky, roasted like, big dark bitter chocolate as well along with coffee, creamy note and some mild fruity.
Dark, chocolate malt and coffee kick up first following with some fruity note in the middle. The end is wrapped up by malt sweetness that liaises with bitterness from hop also from smoky trait and roasted coffee bean.
The body is moderate likely bold, smooth mouthfeel with rather low carbonation but crisp enough to carry all the things well.
Truly good with rich malt and chocolate characters, a quaffable quality is quite like an evil, couldn’t stop begging for more.
02-08-2012 04:22:06 | More by Everydayoff
4.88/5 rDev +16.2%
Served to me at Llewellyns in Webster, MO
Smell is sweet chocolate and toffee.
Black. Tan head, Creamy as if nitro tap (although it wasnt)
Taste, chocolate, toffee, coffee.
Had this both on tap and by the bottle. Taste are identical. Very good beer. Definitely makes my rotation.
02-07-2012 01:35:29 | More by Illtryit
Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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