Fuller's London Porter | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

2,635 Ratings
Fuller's London PorterFuller's London Porter

Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
England, United Kingdom

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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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up this bottle in my pursuit of the top 100 beers of fame.

I intentionally picked up a tulip while on vacation to properly sip this beer and enjoy the experience.

The coloring was deep brown with some red tinge at the edges. On my pour I got about two fingers of head, which was a very light tan.

In the bouquet you get a lot of coffee with some light chocolate notes. In the taste there was a decent amount of coffee, just not as much as in the nose. The porter also had some maltiness and good roast.

This was an intersting cross between a porter and an ESB. The ESB came in nicely for the feel of this beer and some of the flavor.

I recommend picking up a bottle of Fuller's Porter. It has a very old world feel to it. I'm sorry to say that this was my first time with this beer, but it won't be my last.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.57/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've just made a cola float lol

this pint makes my mouth water that lovely looking tan head

ow wow that big coffee hit in the aroma along with full on roasts and chocolate notes.

The bottle says Rich Dark and complex well the first two are more than true real velvety and a big chocolate kiss with and a real expresso body.

Slightly thin on the mouthfeel though this makes this an easy drinker other than that spot on all round.

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2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

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4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours very dark red-brown into a tulip pint glass. Probably a shade darker than your average cola. It also has a ane finger head which diminishes slightly but is present throughout drinking.

S - I'm getting the malts, with a very pronounced melted chocolate and brown sugar smell, add a snifter of liquorice.

T - Coffee with sugar, rich dark chocolate, fig, rye bread. Very rich indeed.

MF - Medium that is more on the thin side with little carbonation.

O - A very well crafted porter and one and dark beer lover will appreciate!

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3.35/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

For the soccer match this afternoon, England v Sweden, I gotta go with this black dark beer. My trial beer was really lacking a good head. Whatever, it has a nice aroma, but the taste is where this porter rules! Nice smooth porter. I wish it had a bit more ooomph in flavor, but nevertheless, this is quality and very drinkable.

Fullers is a *lovely* beer as my ex-lady would say. The porter is simple enough. Rich smooth well-balanced flavor with hints of sweetness that lay nicely across the tongue. It is not over powering. It's friendly. I rather drink other porters, but this would do fine for the soccer match this afternoon, and I think lot of beer lovers would prefer Fullers.

I recommend you drink this beer while listening to the English pianists Howard Riley and Tippett either in their solo or duet setting together.

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4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass, and paired with a big bowl of my mothers home made stew and dumplings (heaven!)

Pours a dark black with a decent brown-ish tinged head that sticks around for a bit.

Smells dark and burnt. Really getting those malts.

Tastes damned, tasty really. Dark malts with a hoppy kick, all the while very drinkable smooth.

Overall a lovely example of the style. Immense ale.

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Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
4.2 out of 5 based on 2,635 ratings.
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