Fuller's London Porter | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

Fuller's London PorterFuller's London Porter
BA SCORE
4.19/5
2,676 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
Ranking:
#1,132
Reviews:
1,240
Ratings:
2,676
pDev:
10.26%
Bros Score:
4.27
 
 
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.83/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

If kept cold it will pour to a large, mocha-colored head, but it should be left to warm to cellar temperature to fully enjoy the flavors.

Appearance is the rich deep-brown coffee color that portends the flavor of this classic of the porter style. I don't know of a mass-produced bottled beer that's better than this one. Coffee notes are accompanied by the roasted malt that one would expect of a great porter.

Fortunately this beer is a regular on the shelves of Waitrose and many other places with good selections of bottled beer.

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4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Consumed 8/31/12

Appearance: Dark brown, clear and lighter brown around the edges - somewhat fizzy beige head, fades to a small ring somewhat quickly, but it's easy to drum up some carbonation - leaves a few streaks of lacing

Smell: Roasty malts and chocolate - coffee, dark chocolate, and some milk chocolate - some caramel, toffee, and nuts - a touch of minerality and some slight English hop grassiness - really solid for the style

Taste: Chocolate malts and dark chocolate - decidedly chocolatey, but on the dark side, not overly sweet - caramel, toffee, nuts - some minerality, and something wood-like - roasty and dry - mildly bitter, with a notably nice, chocolatey, dry aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body, very smooth, nicely carbonated, very drinkable

Overall: A standard for the style

I am pretty sure this is the best English Porter I've encountered. It's not particularly exciting in any way, but it's nicely balanced, tasty, and very drinkable. Definitely worth a try.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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

A: nearly black - just some light slips through; nice milky creamy head; moderate lace and motes

S: dark espresso and chocolate malts

T: wow - this is really good - the espresso tastes are bitter but delightfully smooth; some cocoa in the background; a little cigar smoke - excellent balance

M: smooth, rich, but not heavy; great aftertaste

O: no wonder it's at the top of the list, eh? This is a classic, and it is excellent

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: very dark brown, a finger tan head, thin lacing sticks around throughout

S: roast malt, rich dark chocolate, slight coffee and hops

T: aroma comes through in taste. Roast malt bittersweet chocolate and black coffee, hops come through mid mouth and linger with the coffee. No alcohol presence.

M: nice carbonation, medium mouthfeel, not as thick as I would like, but certainly not thin.

O: one of the best porters out there, I compare it to Founders Porter.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 2,676 ratings
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