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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 2586   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.


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 (1715) - 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 (2603) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - MAR 18, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2004 Wow. Avery top notch porter. Does not get much better than this. Tons of flavor yet not as overpowering as a stout. Great brew

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2004
Very dark brown pour, borderline black. Rich and creamy tannish head, and sheets of fine lacing. Very pleasing aromas of chocolate, roast malts, a woody aroma as well, maybe oak, and the Fuggles come through a bit. A slight hint of caramel in there, too. Chocolate malts dominate the flavors followed by the caramel and roasted malts. There is almost a coffee like character there along with that oak that was in the aroma. Nice and creamy palate, thick, rich body and a wonderful chocolate filled bitter finish. This is a damn fine example of a porter, and I'm extremely happy it's available here again.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pootzboy (1590) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2007 Thereís a dearth of Baltic porter in Canada now so I decided to try some of the British offerings so I got six Fullers at the local. I canít say I like it as much as the sweeter, fuller bodied, stronger Baltic porters but this is a very good example of the traditional British porter and a superbly produced beer with excellent quality. Iím quite satisfied with this as an interim substitute. This impressive embossed bottle had a freshness date and write up on the beerís awards. Poured a luxurious rich clear dark mahogany looks almost cola- ruby when glass held against a strong light. Large cascading puffy brown head that stayed for a while then dissipated to a beige lace that stayed to the end of the drink. It has a moderate amount of effervescence . Smells of chocolate and Caramel with hints of wine-like berry. Starts rather sharp to the tongue accented with dry hops and carbonation then builds into a creamy medium-full bodied mouth feel punctuated with a balance of musty chocolate semi sweetness and hops...finishes smooth with a pleasant dry-cocoa after taste that is not as tinny as dry stouts. All in all a very good drink and a fine porter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAR 15, 2004
Yet another that slipped under my radar - had this one SO many times. Solid product. Joe, why did you slight this one? Did it fuggle with your mind? Soft, luscious, and full of flavor. No problem drinking this one.


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