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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 2646   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Bottle and keg (USA): Pasteurised.
Fullerís London Porter, is widely regarded as the Worldís Finest Porter: having won awards all over the world, London Porter is regularly voted the number one Porter on beer websites such as www.ratebeer.com, a tremendous accolade to our brewing team. Rich, dark and complex, at 5.4% ABV the beer has an outstanding depth of flavour.
It is brewed from a blend of Brown, Crystal and Chocolate malts for a creamy delivery balanced by traditional Fuggles hops.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Color: a somewhat clear russet brown, head: 1/2" of toasted tan. Nose is on the burnt side, very roasty and sharp, bitter, hot, with flavors of pepper and espresso. Mouthfeel is warm, texture is smooth, hops are hard to notice. Malt stands up proudly, though, in all itís lushly roastedness. This is quite a consumable porter, a very flavorful session ale, to say the least. Finish is sweet and nutty, and lasts just long enough. A darn good porter.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 27, 2004
The attractive bottle poured forth an equally attractive nearly-opaque black brew capped by a moderate creamy tan head. The luscious aroma contained hints of dark fruit, plum, and rich coffee, but was most strongly reminiscent, in my opinion, of delicious buttery bread toasting in the oven. Yum. The flavor had all of the above and more; a sublime blend of dark chocolate, espresso, and roasted breadiness delivered in a delicately sweet package. Full and creamy in the mouth. A truly awesome beer, and most certainly my favorite porter to date.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hotstuff (4269) - Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2004
Bottle. Medium sized tan head and fine-medium sized bubbles. Mostly opaque, carbonated and a dark brown hue. Malty, caramel and roasted coffee aroma. Flavor was chocolate and roasted coffee from start to finish. Smooth mouthfeel. Good lacing. A very good Porter IMO. Well worth a try!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - AUG 25, 2004
Strong, roasted, pleasant aroma. It pours very dark, almost opaque. A thin tan creamy head sits nicely on top. The initial taste is very complex, with flavors of caramel and chocolate dominating. The body is rich, and the carbonation is slightly below-average. The finish is bitter and on the strong side. Not a beer for everyone, but definitely a wonderful porter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2004
Dark brown, almost black. Roasty, chocolate nose. Flavour is coffee and roasted malts, a good juggling act here between sweet and bitter. Soft and smooth in the good way. Great beer. Bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkStar22769 (100) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2004
From the bottle. There was a substantial head upon the pour, and it dropped gradually to a creamy bed on top of the beer. The colour is quite black, opaque for sure, with a slight hint of red. The burnt aroma, supported with a sweetness, is enticing. It draws one in. Palate is thin but creamy-feeling. The carbonation is biting at first, but it mellows dramatically. Flavour is expected for a porter...itís a beer I can chew. There are many flavours working all at once that I find myself pausing after each taste to take account of them all. Porter could become my new favourite style aside from the fact that there is a poor representation in Ontario. Iíve brewed better porters but for the everyday consumer in Ontario, this one works.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (2696) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 19, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2005 500ml brown bottle. Deep brown in colour, mahogany highlights. Holds a decent tan head - creamy and frothy when first poured, then settles to a light layer of soft foam. Chocolate and coffee aroma with some roasted notes and light suggestion of fruit which quickly faded. Rich roasted malt taste with chocolate and coffee bitterness.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beaver (1340) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2004
The London Porter pours a dark brown with ruby highlights. It has a smallish brown head that quickly goes down to a thin film and then completely disappears.

Its aroma is chocolate and caramel malts and some dry, chalky toffee / butterscotch.

The flavor is acidic, bitter chocolate with some caramel malts and a strong butterscotch flavor. The butterscotch became a little overwhelming as it warmed - both in flavor and aroma. It has a chalky, slightly bitter finish. It is thinner than I expected and under-carbonated.

Overall, I was expecting a lot from this, and was very disappointed. Iíve had much better porters. I wonder if I had a bad bottle - it is 3 months before the best by date though.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - AUG 12, 2004
(on bottle)100 overall? Well, by all means, this must be the mother of all porters. Roast and coffee is two things that pops up in both sent, mouth and finish. Not very complex in turms of levels but itīs difinite use of a few strings makes it fantastic. And I just love the watery mouthfeel, real porterstyle and makes you soak into a new and a new...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2006 Classic Porter smell and look. Roasted chocalate overtones and great malty, toasty and roasty mouthfeel. Well rounded and balanced with ample chocolate and coffee notes. Worthy of its praise.


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