Fuller's London Porter | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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Fuller's London PorterFuller's London Porter
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4.19/5
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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
Ranking:
#1,236
Reviews:
1,246
Ratings:
2,711
pDev:
10.26%
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4.27
 
 
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3.82/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenHoppy
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BFrederickJudd
4.94/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BeerSexLove
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark and divine and blessedly not too sweet. This is a perfect beverage to enjoy on this chilly, grey fall afternoon.

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Photo of dertyd
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GregHansen
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I got this beer on sale - it was 1 1/2 years past the "sell by" date. Nonetheless, I loved it. It was a tad bitter, but that is what I am looking for in a porter.

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Photo of DragonsMilk
3.3/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a porter aficionado, but I found this more worthwhile than Deschuttes Black Butte Reserve X!V to get my bearings of the original style.

Feel: Thin, way too thin for a dark beer in my opinion but It wouldnt keep me from buying it again sometime.

Taste: Nice roast, nice sweetness mild dark fruit

Smell: It would be easy to say dark fruit based on its color and taste but Im getting a subdued scent of banana/clove that comes with the German Wiezens and some Belgian Blondes, Tripels, Quads.

Look: clear brown pour, dark brown in glass

Overall: Heads above Guinness Draught, Dublin Porter, and standard Extra. I would need to try West Indies Porter again and side by side its close. Good Stuff, would like to try a version with thicker body.

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Photo of SimplySinister
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A – Poured standard bottle into a pint glass. Non-existent head, light to moderate carbonation. Flashlight check confirms this one isn’t opaque, though it’s close. Minimal lacing. This appears like a porter done right.

S – Nice nose on this one. Roasted malt, chocolate, slightly metallic, oats, lactose notes, and perhaps even a little bready.

T – Enjoyable. Definitely enjoyable. Memorable too. Pretty much the exact way you’d envision a great porter tasting.

M – Surprisingly crisp and clean. Some porters tend to leave that lingering aftertaste. This one doesn’t make one suffer that experience.

D – From my understanding, this porter is pretty much a go-to brew when it comes to the style. Granted, I always considered that porter to be Anchor for me but that’s not a criticism of this beer. It just comes down to my personal experiences in the world of beer admiration. This beer is very, very good and totally worthy of high praise. I would purchase this one again with no doubt. With that being said, I consider this beer to be a desert and not a session.

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4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into seidel.

L: Nice khaki head with little retention. Deep dark ruby brown.

S: A milky sweetness, roasted malt

T: Sweet dark malt, chocolate, roast, light hop spice.

F: Pretty smooth, dry finish

Pretty typical of a classic English porter. Good stuff.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid, all-around porter...

Every time I go to my local stops for beer, I make it a point to pick up a few local offerings, out-of-state offerings, and imports, this is one of those imports I pulled from the shelf and I'm so glad I did. Beautifully dark, practically black brew, it pours out a short lived, thin head that I strangely don't miss like in other beers. The scent is a complex mix of sweetness, malts, and chocolate, while the mouthfeel is lightly carbonated (the way I like it.) I was hoping to taste some of the chocolate character I smelled, but unfortunately, I did not, otherwise this was a very good porter and one I feel I could pound over and over.

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Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This porter is excellent, it has a nice heavy malt chocolate smell, a very nice chocolate taste that feels smooth in the mouth and smooth as it goes down. An excellent porter across the board.

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3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Mine was labeled past its best by date by a month, still a solid porter. Roasty and smooth.

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4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csmrx7
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The porter all other porters are measured against.

Deep brown, not black with a tan head.

Smells of cocoa, earthy, a touch of hops caramel and a hint of bread.

Flavor is divine chocolate forward but not over the top or overly sweet with a dark malt bitternes at the end.

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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

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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

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4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.62/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 2,711 ratings