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:
2,657
Reviews:
1,235
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
10.21%
 
 
Wants:
268
Gots:
415
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,657 |  Reviews: 1,235
Photo of jglaw1
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mishi_d
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Kuges
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of monkist
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MurphyMacManus
4.64/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz. bottle into oversized wine glass.

Look: dark brown/black with an off-white head.

Smell: dark chocolate and coffee

Taste: slightly acidic brightness up front. Sweeter in the middle and the finish. That sweetness is chocolatey and blends with an earthy bitterness in the finish.

Feel: substantial without being heavy

Overall: I'm not a huge fan of that brightness up front, but it seems appropriate for the style.

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Photo of Treefig33
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ofYYC
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep, rich ruby-amber that is almost black, with a minimal tan-brown head. Smells like soy sauce. Tastes like perfectly black toast (not yet fully burnt, but not brown anymore, either), with a hint of umami and a touch of coffee. Overall: a finely roasted beer, burly, yet drinkable, and a true classic.

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Photo of rabbott2
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ferretferret
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Momon
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcubz
3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from an 11.2 fl oz bottle into an oversized pint glass to give it room to swirl and take in some air. Pours a deep dark brown just short of black with a thick and stable khaki colored head that persists. Smell is a bit faint but hints at dark malts, maybe some chocolate and toffee. Taste is much more pronounced, with the same characteristics but with that classic English hop presence in the back that really does something fantastic in all of Fuller's ales. Feel is medium in body, but satisfying. Overall, I liked this and would definitely get it again and recommend it, but I wasn't floored by it or anything.

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Photo of Uconnelmo
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Nrod
3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Oleg85
3.72/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrookW
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Tim725
3.73/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jamesroses
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500ml can

appearance: completely black, oof white head, good lacing and retention. Nice amount of carbonation.

smell: bitter chocolate, coffee, cream, a hint of dried fruits. Amazing blend.

taste: same as the aroma, the chocolate upfront in the mix and the creamy coffee backing it up, with a finish of dried fruits.

mouthfeel: amazingly refreshing and creamy at the same time. Ultra soft and velvety.

overall: a premium porter, amazing beer, a must.

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Photo of atone315
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vetbidder
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice looking dark draft with a quickly receeding head. Serious scent of chocolate with some coffee in there too. Good classic flavor of chocolate and malt from this beer. Low in carbonation, very smooth and a slight bit thinner that I would have expected.

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Photo of jmasher85
3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can't dispute a classic. This beer won't wow you or stand up against those great new flavor-crazy porters that your favorite brewery just invented, but it's the template for all the undeniably enjoyable porters that are made simple, drinkable, and basically enjoyable. Mildly sweet cocoa, chicory grain, and malt flavors, hints of coffee and toasty bitterness, bready undercurrent. Super smooth, light, and it's not hard to reach for a second bottle immediately upon finishing the first.

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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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