Fuller's London Porter | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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Fuller's London PorterFuller's London Porter
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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:
#1,193
Reviews:
1,244
Ratings:
2,699
pDev:
10.26%
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4.27
 
 
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Photo of MeIquiades
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DioS
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SeaChant
3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bret717
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look- dark brown, almost black liquid; bubbly off white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass

Aroma- coffee grounds, dark chocolate, a little bit smoky

Taste- Intense chocolate and coffee right to start, followed by subtle smoke and bitterness

Feel- light bodied

Overall- outstanding porter, very flavorful

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KM_
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of insouciantx
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Themorg826
3.82/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look- Deep, rich brown- lighter than American porters. Slight white lacing of head on top, low carbonation.

Smell- Very sweet and malty scent, no hop scent at all.

Taste- Malty and sweet beer, notes of toffee and slight note of semi-sweet chocolate. No hop taste. Balanced porter; little to no aftertaste.

Feel- Light and watery compared to other porters, not nearly as that 'heavy' feeling. Carbonated more than American porters; fizz on the top of mouth while swallowing. Low ABV, no alcohol taste or warmth.

Overall- Although not something I would usually drink, it was pleasant enough. Easy to drink due to low ABV, classic English style porter

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FrancisM12
3.57/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ronniebruner
3.81/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 104401
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChrisG523
3.82/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenHoppy
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dsshuck
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jackiestander
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BFrederickJudd
4.94/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BeerSexLove
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark and divine and blessedly not too sweet. This is a perfect beverage to enjoy on this chilly, grey fall afternoon.

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Photo of dertyd
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GregHansen
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I got this beer on sale - it was 1 1/2 years past the "sell by" date. Nonetheless, I loved it. It was a tad bitter, but that is what I am looking for in a porter.

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Photo of DragonsMilk
3.3/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a porter aficionado, but I found this more worthwhile than Deschuttes Black Butte Reserve X!V to get my bearings of the original style.

Feel: Thin, way too thin for a dark beer in my opinion but It wouldnt keep me from buying it again sometime.

Taste: Nice roast, nice sweetness mild dark fruit

Smell: It would be easy to say dark fruit based on its color and taste but Im getting a subdued scent of banana/clove that comes with the German Wiezens and some Belgian Blondes, Tripels, Quads.

Look: clear brown pour, dark brown in glass

Overall: Heads above Guinness Draught, Dublin Porter, and standard Extra. I would need to try West Indies Porter again and side by side its close. Good Stuff, would like to try a version with thicker body.

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Photo of SimplySinister
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A – Poured standard bottle into a pint glass. Non-existent head, light to moderate carbonation. Flashlight check confirms this one isn’t opaque, though it’s close. Minimal lacing. This appears like a porter done right.

S – Nice nose on this one. Roasted malt, chocolate, slightly metallic, oats, lactose notes, and perhaps even a little bready.

T – Enjoyable. Definitely enjoyable. Memorable too. Pretty much the exact way you’d envision a great porter tasting.

M – Surprisingly crisp and clean. Some porters tend to leave that lingering aftertaste. This one doesn’t make one suffer that experience.

D – From my understanding, this porter is pretty much a go-to brew when it comes to the style. Granted, I always considered that porter to be Anchor for me but that’s not a criticism of this beer. It just comes down to my personal experiences in the world of beer admiration. This beer is very, very good and totally worthy of high praise. I would purchase this one again with no doubt. With that being said, I consider this beer to be a desert and not a session.

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4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into seidel.

L: Nice khaki head with little retention. Deep dark ruby brown.

S: A milky sweetness, roasted malt

T: Sweet dark malt, chocolate, roast, light hop spice.

F: Pretty smooth, dry finish

Pretty typical of a classic English porter. Good stuff.

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Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 2,699 ratings