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:
2,653
Reviews:
1,234
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
10.21%
 
 
Wants:
266
Gots:
410
For Trade:
0
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Photo of IronLover
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown in color with amber hues on the edge of the glass. Poured with a short, dense, creamy, light beige foam with medium low retention. Medium dark chocolate and mellow, light roasted malt aroma with toffee and nutty notes. Medium bodied with medium light carbonation and velvety, creamy smooth feel. Medium dark malt and chocolate flavors up front followed by biscuity malt lightly roasted coffee flavors before medium earthy hop flavor and medium hop bitterness through the middle. Lightly roasted and bready malt flavors from the middle to the end. Finished dryly with light roasted malt and coffee flavors and mild earthy bitterness. Incredibly complex flavors and aromas throughout with an fabulously smooth feel. Very drinkable and flavorful.

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Photo of Xaldos
3.55/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PaulElk
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinking this 3 months after the best before date and it's still delicious. Creamy, malty and fresh. Not going to age the rest of the four pack but will drink in a hurry

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Photo of Brew_Darrymore
3.61/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nihilistic
4.63/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of colerw
4.63/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

on the darker, very balanced, more malt side. The Whip in PA sells this in vintages.

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Photo of SuomenAmerikkalainen
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sokol_1993
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: dark brown/black. Little head, dissipated quickly, little lacing.
Smell: Full of chocolate and coffee smell.
Taste: Strong chocolate notes, bitterness from roasted malt. Some spiciness also, and taste of licorice at the end. No hoppiness.

An excellent porter, very complex for only 5.4% ABV. Will definitely have it again.

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Photo of GarbageMan10
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of NateDyk47
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of BeiZero
4.77/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pcbnumber1
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of logicalparadox
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of I3eer
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From Alcampo. In Ikea's pint glass. After dinner. Deliciously chocolatey, smooth and with a well adjusted bitterness, all packed in a relatively low abv for such a great taste and feel

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Photo of jcb7472
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500ml can poured into Sam Adams pint glass.

Pours a deep, dark cherry brown with three fingers of thick creamy tan head that leaves spires and towers of lace as it recedes.

Smells of hot chocolate powder, toasted brown bread, soft caramel, creamed coffee and faint sugared raisin.

More semisweet cocoa powder and creamy coffee, toasted caramel malt, honeyed biscuit and more soft sultana raisin.

Feels soft and velvety. Light side of medium bodied with silky carbonation. Finishes off-dry.

Verdict: Vigorously recommended. Absolutely delicious.

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Photo of MoohMooh
3.86/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours almost opaque, dark brown/black. Head is thin, very soon recedes to a thin ring and leaves no lacing. Smell is sweet caramel, coffee, toasty/roasty (almost smokey), dried plum, butter. Kinda spicy too. Tastes follows with cocoa, coffee, and dark fruit. Hops comes through as it warms and help round things off. The slight bitterness perfectly balances the sweeter side. There's also a faint alcohol presence, and it has a very subdued medicinal thingy going on. It's a pretty smooth brew; body is light to medium and carbonation is really faint. It's almost bordering on watery actually, but not so much that it doesn't feel like beer anymore. It also makes it extremely drinkable, which is always appreciated.

Extremely rich and well-balanced. This is a really, really nice beer -- certainly much better their London Pride.

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

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of igl
4.94/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this beer in London, was quite delicious with it's malty, chocolatey notes. Was already few beers deep when enjoying it, passed out half way through, woke up in middle of the night to slam what wasn't spilled on my shirt and must say what a delicious beer before heading back to sleep.

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Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
4.21 out of 5 based on 2,653 ratings.
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