Fuller's London Porter | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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Fuller's London PorterFuller's London Porter
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4.18/5
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Fuller's London PorterFuller's London Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
England, United Kingdom
fullers.co.uk

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,506
Reviews:
1,258
Ratings:
2,747
pDev:
10.29%
 
 
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Ratings: 2,747 |  Reviews: 1,258
Photo of lastmango
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep ruby brown with a one finger tan fizzy head that quickly dissipated. No lacing was present. Nose was slight dark chocolate and dark fruits. Taste of roasted malt and dark chocolate with a slight sourness on the tail. Smooth, with a light-moderate body and light carbonation. Very nice.

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Photo of davidperez
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Hefeweizen glass, it pours a very dark brown, mildly translucent, with a two-finger head with low retention.

The bouquet is full of caramel, sweet malts, dark fruits, a hint of vanilla, and predominantly coffee and lots of chocolate. Very nice bouquet.

Scrumptious beer, a very intense flavor with great length.
Initially the lively carbonation is felt, and it dissipates giving space to the array of notes, which follows the nose. Malty sweetness, vanilla, roasted malts along with their bitterness, dark fruits, a slight hint of molasses, coffee and chocolate. The finish is long with lots of chocolate and dark fruits.
Very smooth texture, complex beer, mid body.

Excellent porter, it has the light feeling of an english porter with a great depth and intensity of flavor. Masterful craft.

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Photo of Vyacheslav
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BennyProfane
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer_Rabbit66
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of desint
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eberesford
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown almost black with a parchment coloured head. Aroma: chocolate . Flavour: chocolate, dark fruit - still reasonably light as you’d expect with a UK porter.

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Photo of JCInman
3/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of HopBelT
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of clarknova
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tottel
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mj24053
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very good and drinkable. Smooth. A little too smoky for me. Wouldn't turn one down, but not my go-to porter either

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Photo of GuitChick
4.74/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nass
3.84/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mild notes of sweet chocolate & a good hit of dark fruit on the finish. The body is a bit on the thin side. I know porters are supposed to be like a lighter version of a stout but this is a little too light. I probably would not seek this porter out again but it's decent for the style. Don't think American Porter when you pick this up think English Porter & it won't be so dull. I agree that this is a great example of an English Porter. Cheers! B

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Photo of jeschaefer
3/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Pmicdee
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsippel
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bobstockwell
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dwiech
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ajm5108
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clean & concise, no frills old-world style porter - notes of dark, chocolate malt, and a little coffee, but nothing over-the-top, keeps it flavorful but smooth, body is maybe just a tad light but you still get a creamy texture

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Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mav221
3.19/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very unremarkable beer. I was disappointed. Coors light and Corona have more character and flavor.

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Photo of Schlitz74
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a very dark reddish brown not quite black color, There is about a finger of tan head. There was little lacing left on the glass. This beer to me was very smooth and creamy. This was a very enjoyable beer for sipping on, definitely worth a try.

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Photo of yaron73
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 2,747 ratings