Fuller's London Porter | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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Fuller's London PorterFuller's London Porter
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4.19/5
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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

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#2,191
Reviews:
1,255
Ratings:
2,734
pDev:
10.26%
 
 
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Photo of Nass
3.84/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mild notes of sweet chocolate & a good hit of dark fruit on the finish. The body is a bit on the thin side. I know porters are supposed to be like a lighter version of a stout but this is a little too light. I probably would not seek this porter out again but it's decent for the style. Don't think American Porter when you pick this up think English Porter & it won't be so dull. I agree that this is a great example of an English Porter. Cheers! B

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Photo of jeschaefer
3/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of dsippel
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bobstockwell
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dwiech
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ajm5108
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clean & concise, no frills old-world style porter - notes of dark, chocolate malt, and a little coffee, but nothing over-the-top, keeps it flavorful but smooth, body is maybe just a tad light but you still get a creamy texture

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Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mav221
3.19/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very unremarkable beer. I was disappointed. Coors light and Corona have more character and flavor.

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Photo of Schlitz74
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a very dark reddish brown not quite black color, There is about a finger of tan head. There was little lacing left on the glass. This beer to me was very smooth and creamy. This was a very enjoyable beer for sipping on, definitely worth a try.

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Photo of yaron73
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of EMH73
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown with a thin beige head that is well retained but leaves little lacing. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Taste follows the nose with rich roasted malts, fresh brewed coffee, dark chocolate, some caramel sweetness, nuts, dark fruits and a very mild earthy wood like quality. Medium bodied for the style, lightly carbonated, creamy mouth feel, very light bitterness on the finish. Very well done beer.

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Photo of ThemThangs
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smell is sweet in the bottle. Not a ton of carbonation on the pour. Taste is great, notes that remind me of chocolate, carmel, ash/smoke (in a good way), leather, and coffee. Quite easy drinking, especially for a porter.

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Photo of rjarev210
3.08/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DigitGrowler
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown to black with scant mocha head. Aroma of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, chicory. Taste follows - roasted malts, coffee, bitter chocolate but with enough sweetness to counter. Medium body - slight lingering bitterness - English variety similar to American Black Butte Porter - excellent.

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Photo of Baviera
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jrosso
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of sraufstok
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of classixIII
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

12oz bottle poured into a pint

A- pours a deep brown color with just a hint of light creeping through, one-finger creamy off-white head has good retention

S- nutty brown malts bring out aromas of chocolate and caramel, as well as brown bread & hints of coffee and fig

T- nutty caramel malt up front gives flavors of brown bread crust, followed by silky chocolate toasted nuts. Mid-palate brings out a hint of coffee and earthy tones, the finish gives just a hint of dark fruit and lingers of toasted brown malts, chocolate & caramel

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish, high drinkability

O- a classic, the standard of the style, and one that I don't drink enough, outstanding

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

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Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 2,734 ratings