Fuller's London Porter | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

2,657 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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4.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

this is a meal of a beer.

black reddish tint(porter colored)
smells like dark coffee beans, licorice , and dark fermented black currant ,cherry& Christmas pudding
taste. dark roasted fruits rasins and tobacco.smokey bacon,whiny , thick.

this beer urges you to gulp copious amounts down. you dont take long to finish this beer.

miles better on tap then in a bottle.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. Has a nice brown color with hints of red along the edges. Smells of a rich coffee with notes of molasses. Tastes of coffee with a hint of tobacco as it finishes. Has a smooth creamy mouthfeel. Enjoyable throughout and a nice way to introduce oneself to porters.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm not sure why I haven't reviewed this one yet.

Pours a deep dark brown with ruby edges. Tan head that leaves just a bit of lace.

Nose is amazing! This has plenty of dark candied fruits and a great roasted malt aroma with toffee to top it off.

Rich chocolate goodness and a medium body. There is a bit of tobacco and molasses to round this out plus some bitterness from noble hops.

Truly delicious and a treat throughout. Almost desert in a bottle. There is enough dark bready character, roasted malts and melanoidins to really push this above and beyond.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter.

A: Dark red-brown with two-finger, off-white, creamy head that lasted several minutes. Nice lacing.

S: Rich roasted coffee and chocolate.

T: Moderate sweetness and moderate bitterness. Rich roasted coffee flavor to match the nose. Long lasting finish. More bitter than I was expecting.

M: Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Very smooth and creamy.

O: Both porters are excellent. I enjoyed this one just a bit more than the Samuel Smith's due to its more roasted, coffee-like flavor.

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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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