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:
2,657
Reviews:
1,235
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
10.21%
 
 
Wants:
268
Gots:
413
For Trade:
0
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4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Having surveyed some reviews on this site before after giving beers a try myself, I've never before felt the need to actually add my own review. Until now.

Straight out of the can and warm this beer kills it. How many brews have you had that you would crave at room temperature?

Silky smooth in the mouth with deep sweet chocolate flavors this beer delivers. This is the liquid equivalent of a fresh-baked hearty dessert. Think of a nutty banana bread that is light on the fruit and heavy on whole grains.

I didn't pour it in a glass, but frankly I didn't need to. There is not much head, so the creamy texture is inherent and not lost with time. Admittedly I love the appearance and feeling of the head provided by Guinness, but this is a heartier brew that is ready right out of the can.

Future reviews: Coopers Brewery Best Extra Stout, St Peter's Cream Stout, D. Carnegie & Co. Klass III Porter

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Smoky aroma is a joy to invite into the nose with its quality coffee, licorice and molasses notes and hints of charred wood, yeast and - anchovies? Pours a rich, cool sable that is just a kitten’s whisker above midnight black with a thick and fine-bubbled, it not too persistent, buff head. Flavor does not disappoint - smoked wood, roast coffee and licorice dominate the flavor but let through hints of treacle and herbs. Full body has plenty of fizz and leaves a nice smoky, slightly hoppy, slightly sweet finish. I can see - er, make that taste - why this is a top rated Porter! Mud in your eyes!

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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

Dark brown, quite clear with a good tan colored head. Roasty and fruity aroma. Tart, dark fruit taste (I am thinking prune like) with a kick of roast at the end and a lingering charred character.

Medium body, medium-high carbonation. Not stellar but very good and certainly worth revisiting. Also, better on cask if you can find it.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of johnnnniee
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the British beer company.
It comes to the table in a proper English pint a solid dark brown color with beautiful ruby highlights when held to light. Creamy tan/brown head shows great retention and covers most of the glass on the way down. Smells heavy on the chocolate, but also has generous helpings of caramel, brown sugar, earthy, and mineral aromas. The flavor leans to the malty side with chocolate and caramel dominating the flavor. There's an earthy and mineral flavor that does nicely to cut through the malt and provide some balance. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a creamy sweet mouthfeel. This is a really nice porter with a great expression of chocolate malt. I might have to drink more of these.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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3/5  rDev -28.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of ckollias
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a dark black with a thick tan-brown 4-finger head after a violent poor. Head slowly dissipates down the glass leaving a nice trail and ending in a wispy lace.

S: Sweet caramel and malt aroma with a coffee and chocolate background.

T: Smooth slightly sweet malt flavor. Similar to the smell the chocolate and coffee backbone and finishes a little dry.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Excellent porter. Smooth and went down easy. Would grab this again.

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Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
4.21 out of 5 based on 2,657 ratings.
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