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Fuller's London Porter - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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2,163 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,163
Reviews: 1,141
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 163
Gots: 132 | 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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4/5  rDev -4.8%

mcrawford, Oct 23, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bouteille brune de 500ml.

très beau porter de belle couleur brune opaque, mousse brune durable, avec un nez de chocolat, de café en grain, en bouche ce porter a une belle rondeur avec un goût de malt chocolat (torréfié), bonne amertume. très bonne bière

rodenbach99, Dec 24, 2007
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Milkysunshine, Sep 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Bjlps, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of lehueve
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

lehueve, Nov 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

gritz147, Jan 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Oboogie, Dec 05, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

MADPolo, Dec 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

HoneyLamb, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of blakelive784
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

blakelive784, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

SStein, Sep 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

wo87810, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of spdyfire83
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

76th Review
Served in pint glass

Enjoyed at Churchill Arms on Christmas Eve.

A: Deep brown. 1.5 (mocha) fingernail head.

S: Dark roasted malt, chocolate, toasty, caramelised brown sugar, vanilla, and hint of coffee. Beautiful.

T: Just like it smells...complex and well-rounded. Very nice.

M: Medium-full bodied and medium carbonation.

O: A very nice and enjoyable brew. Smooth, toasty, big, and robust. Think it should definitely be enjoyed on-draft though. Great job Fuller's!

spdyfire83, Dec 25, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

buzzedup, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of orangemoustache
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-very rich looking dark brown,with a thick tan head,about three fingers worth before it rolled over the rim of my mug!!

S-terrific smells from this dark brew,bitter fruits,perfectly burnt malts,dark chocolates

T-carmels,light toffee flavors mix well with coffee traces,finishing with a slightly smokey aftertaste that is there until the next sip

M-great well rounded mouthfeel,medium bodied,soft carbonation that feels a lot like a frothed latte

D-rather drinkable for such a dark pour,would be hard to stop after one if there were another lying around,but for tonight this was a great beer after a long holiday filled with watery beers

orangemoustache, Jan 03, 2008
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

BILF, Jan 14, 2013
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3.63/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a lovely brackish black/brown with a creamy puffy light tan head. Lots of retention and solid lacing.

Smells weakly of cofee and toasted almond.

Tastes like a good porter should. Doesn't try to overwhelm you. Lots of subtle coffee and light chocolate notes. Lightly hopped, finishes slightly dry.

Mouthfeel is moderate with the carbonation being in the back where it belongs.

Very very drinkable. Goes down like liquid silk.

yankeeheel, Feb 11, 2004
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

diverite, Mar 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

jhhollier, Oct 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

TubbyDullard, Sep 30, 2012
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4.58/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very dark brown color with dark amber highlights and a nice cap of fine, dense tan head that laces quite well. Aromas of toasted malts and caramel highlight the rich, soft nose. Unexpected light crispeness at the start of the taste quickly yields to roasted flavors than then share the stage with nicely incorporated bitterness. While the smell and taste are quite full, the mouthfeel is pleasantly balanced, which goes a long way in making this an exceedingly drinkable porter.

BitteBier, Sep 19, 2004
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

vbiliyar, Apr 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Dools9, Nov 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

McBraniel, May 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

pinnser, Jun 12, 2013
Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
94 out of 100 based on 2,163 ratings.