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Fuller's London Porter - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,288 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,288
Reviews: 1,161
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 180
Gots: 190 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2001

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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4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: very dark brown, a finger tan head, thin lacing sticks around throughout

S: roast malt, rich dark chocolate, slight coffee and hops

T: aroma comes through in taste. Roast malt bittersweet chocolate and black coffee, hops come through mid mouth and linger with the coffee. No alcohol presence.

M: nice carbonation, medium mouthfeel, not as thick as I would like, but certainly not thin.

O: one of the best porters out there, I compare it to Founders Porter.

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4.85/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a nonic.
5.4% ABV, Best Before 04 JUN 12

A - Brief cascading results in a tall but short-lived tan head which drapes sheets of lace on the pint above the incredibly dark mahogany brown colored beer.

S - Fuller's London Porter has a rich chocolaty aroma to it that suggests a dark chocolate bar dusted with cocoa and perhaps, some coffee grounds. It's earthy and "old", London Porter has a subtle woody, musty-like aroma which really helps it out, keeping some balance going on.

T - Rich and dark, the flavor is a complex explosion that coats the tongue, requiring many more sips to fully grasp. Bitter coffee and bittersweet chocolate are the initial flavors, while earthy wood-like flavors follow closely with a nuttiness in tow. Sweeping in towards the end is a light but balancing caramel flavor which tops it off nicely.

M - Full-bodied and creamy, the moderate carbonation is almost ignored as this smooth beer glides over the tongue and down the throat with a lingering hard dryness and acrid bitterness from the roasted malt.

O - Roasted and robust, Fuller's London Porter is a chocolate and coffee-like flavored treat which all comes from the malt complexity, no added ingredients! It's full-bodied but at no point does it become thick or undrinkable and it's so bold in flavor, it's impressive the beer remains around 5% alcohol. Fuller's London Porter is a stellar beer for any occasion.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of BigPlay1824
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: pours a deep amber verging on brown, decently clear, pours with a two finger head that is very creamy and medium tan, lingers quite nicely, dissipates and leaves a ton of thin sticky lacing on the glass
S: really great toasted malt character, nice chocolate and coffee notes, quite warm and comfortable, cereal grains kinda like cheerios are present as well
T: nice malt backbone really gives the depth and character to the brew, chcolate malts are the most pronounced, a nice sweetness comes through right on the tail end and lingers nicely across the palate, leaves a nice malt presence on the mouth as well, more of those cereal grains mentioned above
M: smooth creamy mouthfeel, thick, very very gentle carbonation tingle, slight astringency on the palate after the finish
O: a really well rounded porter from beginning to end, nice complexity and depth,

Photo of The_1084
4.72/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Pours a dark brown, almost black color with a caramel colored head roughly 1 finger in width. The head fades pretty quickly with a small trace of lacing.

S - Sweet aroma with hints of malt and coffee.

T - Easily recognizable taste of dark chocolate with a mildly bitter aftertaste of coffee.

M - Not as thick as one would imagine based on appearance, but has a dry feel with moderate carbonation.

O - Overall one of the best porter's I have drank thus far.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Arno
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

appearance: almost black dark brown beer with a brown head. Not much foam unless you give it a good poor. Loses the foam quite quickly.

smell: caramel / licorice sweetness and coffee scented malts.

taste: Caramel and dark chocolate sweetness, tart like. Followed by a licorice and coffee, slightly bitter and dry, finish.

mouthfeel: It's thinner then a Guiness. Doesn't have that creaminess to it, but makes it more refreshing and easy to drink. Medium carbonation.

overall: I like this stout. It's thinner then most, but is packed with flavor. It's not hiding in subtleties, but just delivers the coffee, chocolate, licorice and caramel flavors with a nice balance of sweetness and a light bitter. If i had to criticize it, i'd say it's lacking a bit of depth. It's not something i'd drink all night, because it starts to bore a little after one. Although to me, this is quite common for a stout. It may be a little too sweet and straight forward for me to enjoy even more. But it's one of the better stouts out there, so i'd say: recommended!

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Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
93 out of 100 based on 2,288 ratings.