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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 2580   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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2004
UPDATED: APR 3, 2004 Pours a rich brown with a hint of red. Generous creamy tan head. Roasted coffee bean and chocolate aroma with a malty twinge. Medium-bodied and smooth on the palate. Mocha and chocolate malty overtones, but I think it would taste better with a little more hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2004
A nice brew - beautifully black, nice malty aroma good mouthfeel... but the taste was a bit weaker than expected. A fine porter, but doesn't deserve its high rating here.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wheatsheaf (104) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2004
Bottle. Dark mahogany-brown, almost black. Chocolatey, roasted malt aroma. Medium-full body, moderately carbonated. Some caramel notes beside the more obvious roasty, dark chocolate flavours. Some hop bitterness at the finish, which could use more length. An enjoyable and tasty beer thatís quite good, but not great.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christian (11052) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2008 Black with rathershort lived, bubbly off-white head. Rich aroma dominated by caramel, licorice, malt and coffee. Flavour continues the coffee theme, with lots of bitterness, a hint of smoke and a long aftertaste of chocolate and coffee. Ratebeerwise this should be in the mid range, but I just love it so much thereís no way to rate it lower. I apologoze to the fine Englishmen who dislike Fullerís pub strategies (for good reasons), but when they put the porter in a bottle or can and send it abroad, they are onto something...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - MAR 24, 2004
Great looking beer, a dark yet not opague brown with a fluffy brown head. Smells like those chocolate malts, baby, yeah. Mouthfeel is full but surprisingly light; this is super drinkable stuff. Light coffee notes, burnt toast, a little bit of smoke, maybe a hint of dark fruit. Finishes clean and dry.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1713) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2004
Not as good as I expected after reading the ratings. The aroma and appearance are great, but it seemed a bit thin to me. Still, it's very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2004
Wheee! I'm impressed! Dark brew, thick but kinda fizzy head that dissipates after a few minutes. Bold, yet non-bitter chocolate taste with a nice bite. Rich and full flavor. I'm very impressed with Fuller's beers that I've had. This is an exceptional job - one of the best I've had from this style. The brewers managed to put a lot of flavor into this beer without going overboard on the sweetness and smokey flavors that you find in most porters. Nothing here is blown out of proportion. It's just very nice! I wish I hadn't passed it up on all of those occasions. In the process of becoming a hop-head who loves a good IPA, I've forgotten how good a properly engineered maltier beer can be.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
zen (41) - Long Beach, California, USA - MAR 23, 2004
This is an example of a brew that excels in its said style without all the acrobatics. Pours a deep charcoal with ruby highlights when light hits. Conservative head but leaves a nice ocean water lace thereafter. Nose is of chocolate and dates, with smoke overtones busting through like a bonfire at the beach. Tastes of coffee bean, with the strength of expresso, bit of semi-sweetened chocolate and a buttery-smooth middle. Finishes with blanket of smoke on the back of the tongue. Nice solid medium mouthfeel, leaves this another winner from Fuller's. Classy, sexy and seductive and enough brains to keep you interested for time to come. I'm marrying this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2598) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 19, 2004
Dark black appearance. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, and licorice. The flavor is slightly bitter with some bitter coffee notes, dark fruit, chocolate, and smoke. The aftertaste was very smooth and slightly sour. This was a very nice porter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2004 Rich flavor, the chocolate malts are definitely dominant. Reminds me of ice cream. If you're in the mood for a rich, dark beer, this goes down quite nicely.


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