Fuller's London Porter | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

BA SCORE
94
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2,657 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
Ratings:
2,657
Reviews:
1,235
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
10.21%
 
 
Wants:
268
Gots:
414
For Trade:
0
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Photo of James954
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

I'm going to be plagarizing Ravyn X since it's a perfect description...but I drank it from draught at an English pub in Fort Lauderdale.
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Cold, poured from a bottle into a snifter.

Look: Dark brow, thin tan head that clings to the edge of the glass. (great head from draught)

Smell: Toasty malt and dark chocolate.

Taste: Slightly nutty with cocoa and coffee aromas.

Feel: Smooth, minimal carbonation. Medium body.

Overall: Really enjoyable.

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Photo of Bendulum
4.93/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Hrgomar
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gautch726
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep mahogany with a generous, frothy, tan head. You want to dive in to this beer. The malts dominate the aroma with sweet fruit and chocolate hinted. Surprisingly (in a pleasant way), this beer tastes just like it smells. Wonderful and not very bitter. There is a sweetness that finishes it that is something like vanilla and raisin. Mouthfeel is healthy and smooth. Overall, excellent porter.

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

Photo of BcOneSeven
3/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Timothy_Scott_Goeft
2.96/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

AromaMalty small biscuit with little chocolate.
Appearanceslightly tan head that lasts. Little darker than the style
Flavour is roasted malts and they have a bready taste with an end thats slightly remenicent of dark chocolate bitterness.
Mouthfeel. Med carbonation.milky slightly dry end.
Overall. It goes great as a dark beer. Not as strong in abv as others but this is as strong as the style permits at 5.4% i like it but feel it will stay at the mid score for me.

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Photo of vrtx64
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of laketang
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

this porter pours out dark rootbeer and has a tan head, doesn't last tho.
smells deliciously roasty, and has that smooth chocolaty taste.
a bit thin, creamy smooth. I recommend it.

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

Photo of PaulyB83
3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 11.2 oz. bottle into a shaker pint glass. Best before September 18, 2016.

L- Deep brown with a bit of light coming through, one finger light brown head.

S- Dark chocolate, little bit of raisin, some fruitiness perhaps from the English yeast.

T- Similar to aroma, dark chocolate, little bit of dark fruits, light roast.

F- Medium to light.

O- Nice English beer with good dark chocolate notes, if you're looking for something dark while still pretty sessionable that's not Guinness, give this one a try.

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Photo of CTbrew32
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vfgccp
3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StephenPerr
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mig100
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very so,I'd example of the style, textbook even, but for me it's not quit up there with the best English ones in the game, and as such might be a tad infkated on the ratings. It is awesome beer though, real dark deep brown, minimal light comin in, and a lathery tan head that hangs on the whole drink. Big chocolate notes in the nose and front end of the flavor, while English ale yeast, slate mineraliry, toasted pumpkin seed, and even red wine flavors round it out. Type one tannins happening, seemingly making it a little thin, great English hop bitterness to finish it, and quite a bit of the yeast in there as well. Sessionable as the style goes, but still a robust beer, good in all seasons and with an absolute ton of different food options. A little surprised to see it so highly regarded, as it was I. More of that high B+ range for me, not flawless, but I did not see a bottle date, and had it in Puerto Rico, whatever that means. Overall though another English classic from a brewery that makes a whole lot of them. A must try if you haven't had it or don't know what makes a porter English.

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Photo of madelf66
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjp217
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stompilator
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Asianadian
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rex_4539
4.8/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A truly world-class beer. I could happily drink this one any day.

Amazing aroma and taste.

Too bad it's difficult to find here, otherwise it would have a permanent place in my fridge :)

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Photo of MJSFS
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fubudu187
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cashcaliman
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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