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Fuller's London Porter - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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Fuller's London PorterFuller's London Porter

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,054 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,054
Reviews: 1,133
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 151
Gots: 100 | FT: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2001)
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Ratings: 2,054 | Reviews: 1,133 | Display Reviews Only:
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

11-26-2011 07:02:55 | More by mdillon86
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AApparel

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-26-2011 05:12:34 | More by AApparel
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

5/5  rDev +19%

11-26-2011 04:21:24 | More by NightINgale
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

11-25-2011 20:40:13 | More by deapokid
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gtermi

Texas

3.95/5  rDev -6%

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.

11-25-2011 06:56:06 | More by gtermi
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barnzy78

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-25-2011 05:25:03 | More by barnzy78
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coalcracker

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

11-25-2011 02:23:25 | More by coalcracker
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kermitcarlson

Illinois

5/5  rDev +19%

11-24-2011 01:33:28 | More by kermitcarlson
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

11-23-2011 22:25:53 | More by Bilco
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Kendo

New York

4.33/5  rDev +3.1%

A: Got it on tap at the Olde English Pub, where they serve it in a large (20 oz) dimpled mug. . . . Body is black with a tannish/light-brown head. Leaves behind some splotchy lace.

S: Nice - first impression is of overall roastiness. There's also some dark fruit (raisins, plums) and chocolate malt.

T: Roasted barley malt, chocolatey malt and a touch of charcoal bitterness lingering at the finish. Real nice balance between the roasted barley, sweet chocolate malt and bitter finish.

M: Medium heft, carbonation is mild, doesn't get in the way at all.

O: Excellent. A world-class Porter.

11-23-2011 17:06:54 | More by Kendo
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +19%

11-23-2011 00:20:37 | More by RoryOMoore
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

11-21-2011 03:27:20 | More by chickenm
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +19%

11-21-2011 02:12:25 | More by RedAleMan
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nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-20-2011 16:32:53 | More by nh2032
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +19%

11-20-2011 03:10:49 | More by PEIhop
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CellarGimp

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

11-18-2011 19:29:11 | More by CellarGimp
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codynevels

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-17-2011 18:53:58 | More by codynevels
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freewill35

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-17-2011 08:40:41 | More by freewill35
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ChrisPro

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

11-17-2011 03:56:08 | More by ChrisPro
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ej285701

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-16-2011 06:42:44 | More by ej285701
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eat

Quebec (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +3.1%

Dark caramel brown pour but ends up looking pitch black in the glass. Good cover of creamy beige head with some lacing.

Smells of roast malt, minerals, earthy hops, bittersweet chocolate, molasses, and caramel.

Perfectly-balanced in a way not many beers manage. Roast malt, molases, caramel, minerals, hints of cream and vanilla and finishing with earthy hops and drying cocoa. Really just expertly put together; I couldn't suggest even one thing be changed.

Fairly light body that somehow remains creamy and substantial. Light carbonation.

This is one of the most drinkable dark beers I've encountered; light and easy-drinking while not lacking in malt or complexity. It's easy to see why this is considered one of the all-time classic porters.

11-16-2011 05:04:09 | More by eat
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-16-2011 02:05:34 | More by bpfrush
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xaoslaad

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +19%

11-16-2011 02:04:34 | More by xaoslaad
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RyanPS

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19%

11-16-2011 01:02:21 | More by RyanPS
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MattPS

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

11-15-2011 17:29:04 | More by MattPS
Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
94 out of 100 based on 2,054 ratings.