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Fuller's London Porter - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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2,091 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,091
Reviews: 1,137
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 156
Gots: 109 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

triskadekaphobia, Jan 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

blank716, Jul 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

xcbrewski, Jul 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Bubbabbd, Aug 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

ti6on, Jun 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

callieokc, Jul 07, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +14.3%

Mididad, Aug 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19%

gater_ade, Today at 04:10 AM
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5/5  rDev +19%

shauncav, Sep 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

I hadn't had one of these in a while, and my general preference isn't for darker beers. But, I'd had a nice run of porters lately, so I thought I give this one a shot again. End result: I'm glad this is starting show back up in bars again.

appearance: huge cream-brown head, strong lacing

smell: big nose, robust and toasted malt, smells of coffee

taste: sweet bread and coffee upfront and chocolate going down

mouthfeel: reminds me a lot of coffee; smooth and slightly sticky with subtle carbonation;

drinkability: a little heavy for everyday use, but supremely pleasant nonetheless.

jglazer75, Sep 15, 2006
Photo of Welsman
4.58/5  rDev +9%

Tasted this beer for the first time at the
International beer fest in Philadelphia.
I am a huge fan of Porters and this has probably replaced Sam Smiths as my favorite.
Huge taste and thick texture, highly drinkable,All the good traits of a porter, chocolate/coffee, smells great. my wife is not the biggest porter fan and she loved it.

Welsman, Dec 11, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

millhouse46, Jan 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Tippler, Feb 11, 2014
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4.93/5  rDev +17.4%

Best Porter I've tried, easily becoming one of my favorite beers. Too bad it's not easy to come by in Mexico.

Pours a nice dark roast with a moderate head that breaks down to a few bubbles, the smell is sweet and malty, promising a taste that does not dissappoint. Great long finish.

IgnacioFeito, Jul 30, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev 0%

A - Dark nearly black/red with a thin beige lace of head.

S - A subtle mix of roasted coffee and and an almost fruity sweetness.

T - Starts with a smooth sweetness that fades into burnt/earthy chocolate flavours. Finishes with a delicate dry bitterness. Lots of balanced complex flavours.

M - Smooth, if somewhat watery with a significant amount of carbonation.

D - A highly drinkable and well rounded beer with a great mix of flavours.

ManWithHat, Dec 06, 2007
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4.53/5  rDev +7.9%

A: When poured, this dark brown beer shows off some moderate red highlights when held up to a bright light, very attractive. The head is also moderate, at around one finger, but it sticks around for a while in the form of a soft, creamy lacing.

S: Chocolate complexities, roasted malts. Possibly some dark fruits in there as well with coffee and a unique sweet nuttiness. NOt much on the hops.

T: Everything detected by the nose is very well accounted for in the taste. Smooth, creamy and delicious, almost like drinking iced coffee with chocolate truffle creamer and just the right amount of sweetness. Exquisite Porter roast combines well with the specialty malts, I fell in love after the first sip.

M&D: Creamy and smooth, very very sessionable and drinkable.

BeelzeBrew, Nov 02, 2009
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4.58/5  rDev +9%

It pours a very nice black with ruby highlights along the edges of the glass and about a 3 finger mocha coloured head that dies down to a thin layer leaving little lacing. It smells awesomel lots of coffee and some dark chocolate sweetness. the taste is very similar to the smell lots of coffee and lots of dark chocolate and a very faint hint of hops in there as well. it has nice carbonation and a fairly heavy and sticky mouthfeel that coats the mouth with every taste. overall i think this is an amazing beer that i could enjoy anytime of day.

Tackledorange, Mar 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Griffey012, Mar 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

xomin80, Jan 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

NeanderthoR, Jan 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

tolambo, Aug 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

tomgoehring, Mar 18, 2014
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4.43/5  rDev +5.5%

Appearance: Dark brown with ruby highlights, tan coloured head with little retention.

Smell: Chocolate, cigar smoke, roasted coffee, bready malts, leathery undertones.

Taste: Superb. Lots of chocolate notes, nice coffee bitterness, an earthy richness, and I love the cigar smoke finish. No off flavours as it warms up.

Mouthfeel: Middle of the road, not over or undercarbonated, leaves a decent coating on the tongue, perfect for the style.

Overall: An excellent porter, and my second favourite of all time, behind only Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald.

dragonofblood, Apr 28, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev +3.1%

I was delighted to discover this elusive Fuller's beer on tap at the Barrow Boy and Banker in London Bridge. Served in a Honeydew tulip glass, the deep colour and bitter chocolaty smell came across well. The taste is full of rich dark chocolate and coffee, the richness balanced however by a powerful bitterness making this a remarkably rounded beer for the strength of flavour. The richness again comes through satisfyingly in the mouthfeel.

This beer may be black as night, but the bitterness makes it surprisingly refreshing. Very drinkable.

Sage, Sep 11, 2008
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

rednuht, May 14, 2012
Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
94 out of 100 based on 2,091 ratings.