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Fuller's London Porter - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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2,146 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,146
Reviews: 1,141
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.48%
Wants: 162
Gots: 127 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

WeissBoy, Mar 22, 2012
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hunterjames, Apr 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - This is the definition of a creamy head, leaving tons of thick lacing down the glass. Nice one and a half finger, soft, lovely, mocha colour. Pours a really deep ruby colour, not quite opaque and you can only see through anything if you hold it up to the light or look at the corners. Otherwise black with a small amount of visible carbonation.

S - Great roasted malts grab you first. Backed up by bitter coffee and a complimentary dose of semi sweet chocolate. Nice.

T - Great roasty malts that aren't too roasted complimented by bitter coffee and an equal amount of that semi sweet chocolate. Lovely stuff. Not too sweet, nothing off.

M - Medium body with mild-medium carbonation. Slightly bitter finish.

D - I could drink alot of this on a cold night. Lovely balance, not too sweet and a complexity complimenting its abv. Fuller's never disapoints. I've had so many porters I hated because they are so hit or miss for me, so I really appreciate a well crafted one.

tbeckett, Feb 19, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

mmilyko, Nov 10, 2013
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andyjeigh, Oct 10, 2014
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agreenman19, May 13, 2012
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ZethOfTheNorth, Nov 13, 2012
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MattXT, May 02, 2014
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rowingbrewer, Oct 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Almost black with a red tint capped by two fingers of super creamy pale tan head with exceptional retention. Lace curtains all around.

S - Roast coffee and cream, bitter dark chocolate, a slight smokiness.

T - Follows the nose with precision. Coffee, dark chocolate and brown sugar.

M - The full creaminess and low carbonation.

O - A really top British beer. Rich, full flavoured and supremely tasty.

dansmcd, Oct 08, 2011
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Viceroy, Sep 13, 2012
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Bear1964, Nov 24, 2013
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Lightman, Aug 04, 2014
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watchnerd, Aug 22, 2014
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hansavijaticar, Oct 18, 2013
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MechMessiah, Dec 21, 2013
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uturn, Dec 01, 2011
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zduerr, Jul 14, 2012
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Buster, Mar 21, 2012
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beergeek2, Mar 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an almost opaque deep brown with ruby highlights and a frothy half inch khaki head that dissipates moderately, leaving sheets of lacing.

Chocolate and toasted malt are evident as soon as the bottle is opened. Rich roasted malt is not at all charred, giving a coffee-like impression. Caramel nuttiness and hints of dark fruit add complexity.

Chocolate and a hint of roast open the flavor profile, initially dominating the slightly buttery, toasted, nutty caramel malt backbone. The finish is slightly dry. Malt character is very rich, with hints of dark cherries and coffee complementing the slightly sweet malt body.

Body is a touch full, with moderate carbonation.

Excellent beer. Not at all acrid, plenty of chocolate, not overly sweet. Very well balanced.

barczar, Apr 05, 2013
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OtisCampbell007, Apr 27, 2014
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Rumlibeers, Jan 17, 2014
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TT--Cashout, Jun 15, 2013
Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
94 out of 100 based on 2,146 ratings.