Fuller's London Porter | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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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
Ratings:
2,653
Reviews:
1,234
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
10.21%
 
 
Wants:
266
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410
For Trade:
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, deep, dark, almost opaque black color with an eighth of a finger of caramel-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Roasted malt with notes of freshly baked dark bread, caramel, some notes of chocolate and a hint of smoke.

Taste: Great! Roasty up front, imparting notes of coffee with a hint of smoke. Malty with notes of freshly baked pumpernickel bread. Some caramel and brown sugar-like sweetness as well. The beer finishes with just a hint of dark chocolate-like bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium to slightly chewy. Pretty smooth as there is practically no carbonation at all. With an ABV of 5.4%, there’s no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a great porter, one of the best actually! Traditional flavors of roasted malt and coffee beans, balanced perfectly with some caramel and brown sugar-like sweetness. A perfect porter and a perfect session beer!

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ok at last i found this baby in Salem..I like my local Roth's grocer store they seem to have a good beer manager.
Comes in the rather handsome brown bottle with the great but simple Fullers label.
WEll what can one say this is the perfect porter to look at..a dark gartnet coloured beer with a massive coffee and creme head but it doesnt hang around to long and is replaced by exquisite laceing.
The aroma is perfection too very robust roasted malts good quality dark roast coffee comes to mind, Perugia dark unsweetened chocolate..lovelly could smell this all night.
Wonderful tasteing beer all of the above with a certain luxurious creaminess ..mmm delicious.
Wonderfully smooth on the tongue ( not in a bland way) yet still adventurous,
At only just above 5% this is a great drinking porter.
My first "5" and im happy I eventually gave it out : )

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delicious. to me, it's perfect. there may be better porters that i don't know about yet but this is exactly what i think a porter should be. the chocolate smell the chocolate taste, the coffee, the perfect amount of sweetness without being overwhelmed by sweetness, the drinkability.

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Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
4.21 out of 5 based on 2,653 ratings.
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