Fuller's London Porter | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

BA SCORE
94
outstanding
2,653 Ratings
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
Gots:
410
For Trade:
0
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of crazyfoMostout
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle: label proudly proclaims "world's finest". We shall see. Poured into a proper porter / stout pint glass.

A: Pours a dark ruby brown. A little disappointing considering the style. Would have expected a darker hue. Almost no head : very low carbonation on this one.

S: Pleasant aroma of sweet pipe tobacco dominates the nose. Milk chocolate and light roasted coffee are a distant second.

T: Well, what do you know, looks can be deceiving, this has a lot going on with the taste profile. Hint of bittersweet chocolate, morning roast coffee with a very subtle and satisfying bitter hop finish.

M: Not overly malty or dry . it's just right.

O: I've had many examples of american porters and enjoyed most of them . But this is the real deal. It's even brewed in jolly ole" England. I found it to be extremely balanced with every facet playing off of and complimenting the other. I also liked that it wasn't all hopped up like so many of its american counterparts. I can envision myself pounding back several pints of it with me mates at a London pub.

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Photo of KeyWestGator
4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of graybayou
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of Satsuma
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Very dark, almost black; 2 finger, light brown head; excellent lacing

Aroma: Malty; roasted grain; coffee;

Taste: Juicy malt on start, quickly followed by bitter roast; bitter mid and finish; seems to be hoppier than a normal Porter, but not bad overall

Remarks: Very good British Ale

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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Photo of zenithberwyn
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of TT--Cashout
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Krakpoff
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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2.75/5  rDev -34.7%

Photo of JohnG190
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - almost black with ruby highlights. Tan head dissipates quickly.

Aroma - chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt.

Taste - chocolate at the front of the tongue gives way to a nice chicory-like bitterness.

Mouthfeel - silky with low carbonation.

Overall - an outstanding porter!

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Neorebel
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This classic Porter has a dark drown earthy color, near black, with a tall head of soft foam. This beer has minimal carbonation, and gains some points for excellent head retention and lacing. The pleasant aroma I've drawn in is mostly dark fruit esters and molasses. After a tasting, more complexity is noted, bringing to mind mocha, toffee, and graham cracker crust. The mouth feel is very creamy and smooth, and the finish even has a light touch of hop bitterness. This could be my favorite overall low ABV beer!

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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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