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Fuller's London Porter - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,095 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,095
Reviews: 1,137
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 157
Gots: 111 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2001)
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3/5  rDev -28.6%

dcs1548, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of LeoPanna
4.93/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

LeoPanna, Dec 03, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

bootsdomino, Dec 03, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

kjkinsey, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

falcon1, Dec 02, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

uturn, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19%

Diomede, Dec 01, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

brandoman63, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

kelvarnsen, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Burt, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of match1112
3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

match1112, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19%

bigox420, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19%

akinsja, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19%

windypete, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

mdillon86, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

AApparel, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19%

NightINgale, Nov 26, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

deapokid, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of gtermi
3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

gtermi, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

barnzy78, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of coalcracker
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

coalcracker, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19%

kermitcarlson, Nov 24, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Bilco, Nov 23, 2011
Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
94 out of 100 based on 2,095 ratings.