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:
2,644
Reviews:
1,230
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
Wants:
264
Gots:
407
For Trade:
0
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Photo of DarthVorador
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Coltron23
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving a really nice looking foamy clingy lacing sticking around the glass. The smell had a nice sweet to roasty to earthy chocolate maltiness combining wonderfully in a light bitter under current of coffee. Continuing on as it warms, there’s a nice light vanilla arising to complement the rest of the flavors. The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors and combined them pretty well. There’s no aftertaste but it has a decent dry sweet chocolate finish. On the palate, this one sat right at a medium on the body with a slight sessionability about it. Overall, I say this was a wonderful English Stout to have again.

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Photo of agrinnell
3.67/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chianti
3.66/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VoxRationis
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Decanted from an 11.2 oz (330 ml) bottle into a conical pint; best before 15 Aug 17.
A: Mahogany color with quarter inch tan head with little retention.
S: Roasted malts with molasses, caramel, and whisky notes. Maybe a little cocoa or vanilla at points.
T: Roasted malts with flavors similar to nose. Bitterness nicely offsets sweetness and gives nice little bite at the end.
M: Medium bodied with limited effervescence.
O: A quality London porter.

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Photo of schavuytje
3.72/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Nice pot, half liter bottle, beer to a day hard work; Scented to coffee and chocolate and the same color, taste the full and creamy taste of coffee and chocolate muesl and earth shades of the hops all of them cool

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Photo of Lucaskowalik
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a half litre bottle into a snifter
L- Thick dark cola color with a slight cherry tinge. Looks quite thick and sports a thin tan head atop.
S- Malty, dark fruit, cherry, brandy, cocoa, vanilla, espresso. Smells exactly how it should.
T- Similar to smell with an amazing roasted, smoky finish that keeps me coming back for more sips. Incredibly smooth.
F- Medium bodied with good mouthfeel.
O- This is the archetypal London porter. it's so simple while still complex. Also the smokiness alone makes this beer fantastic.

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Photo of colbywatts
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Frankgabriel2383
4.85/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of gtjwilding
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of -steve-
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Very interesting dark brown yet translucent beer. I was expecting it to be dark and opaque. Generous off white head that retains 1/2 inch for quite a while.
Smell: Dark molasses, chocolate, roasted malts. I'm just enjoying bringing it up to my nose to inhale the excellent aromas.
Taste: That is a delicious beer! With sweet molasses up front blending into a chocolaty wash across the tongue. Fading into the roasted malts.
Feel: Creamy feel giving way to sweet and then dry. Invites another sip. Well balanced so that with each sip you can concentrate on a different aspect of flavour in this brew.
Overall: Gotta control yourself not to chug this handsome brew and miss all the subtle and complex interplay of flavours. Gorgeous.

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Photo of jglaw1
3.8/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mishi_d
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maxist
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kuges
3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of monkist
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MurphyMacManus
4.64/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz. bottle into oversized wine glass.

Look: dark brown/black with an off-white head.

Smell: dark chocolate and coffee

Taste: slightly acidic brightness up front. Sweeter in the middle and the finish. That sweetness is chocolatey and blends with an earthy bitterness in the finish.

Feel: substantial without being heavy

Overall: I'm not a huge fan of that brightness up front, but it seems appropriate for the style.

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Photo of Treefig33
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ofYYC
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep, rich ruby-amber that is almost black, with a minimal tan-brown head. Smells like soy sauce. Tastes like perfectly black toast (not yet fully burnt, but not brown anymore, either), with a hint of umami and a touch of coffee. Overall: a finely roasted beer, burly, yet drinkable, and a true classic.

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Photo of rabbott2
3.25/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ferretferret
4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of jcubz
3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Casey_L
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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