Fuller's London Porter | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

Fuller's London PorterFuller's London Porter
2,675 Ratings
Fuller's London PorterFuller's London Porter

Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
England, United Kingdom

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

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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

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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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Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 2,675 ratings
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