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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 2751   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2004
Black body with beige head. Roasted aroma with some coffee and chocolate, hints of bitterness. Flavor is complex with both sweetness and bitterness in the taste.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gatsby15 (16) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2004
Personal favorite: Beautiful chocolate colour, splendid hints of chocolate in the flavour and more that I am too inexperienced to really describe. Very smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2004
UPDATED: APR 5, 2005 Black, beige lasting head. Low carbonation. Roasted aroma with lots of licorice (and coffee). The flavour is dominated by licorice. Notes of coffee, roasted malts, chocolate. Some underlying malty sweetness balanced by a touch of fruit (black currants?). Dry rather short finish. Smooth, velvety palate. Allmost sticky. Archtypical London Porter. Perhaps a lack of depth?

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2006 The bottled version nearly holds up to the cask version. There are some notes absent though, such as the fresh coffee aroma that greets you in a perfectly poured and conditioned pint. Apart from that it has all the complexity and enjoyment of the fresher version.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2004 Pours black with a smallish head. I was struck by the uniqueness of the aroma--roasty, chocolatey, and thereís something else in there I canít put my finger on. But I like it. Very good slightly roasted, mostly sweet flavor a tad smoky in the finish. If only one porter could exist, Iíd want it to be this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2004
Great stuff, vineous scent and plenty of mocha. Highly drinkable in that itís not harshly carbonated and just the right amount of bitterness. Seems like a great, solid-quality beer, although Iíll need to try some more porters for comparison.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FtWorthBrew (105) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2004
Pours black as mud. looks thick and has trouble keeping a head. Suprisingly its very carbonated when you take a mouthful. Very creamy. A very unique porter. chocolate and savory. In no way sweet. very interesting beer. Try this one.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 1, 2004
This is good. Very good. Lots of roasty chocolate flavors in this one, as expected. Very well-balanced, almost creamy texture. Got to give credit where credit is due.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2004
Cask @ The Victoria pub (lancaster gate) and bottled 500ml. Black with small tan head Toffee aroma. mild carbonation with coffee aftertaste. Smooth. An excellent porter

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tejas (920) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2006 Dark dark amber. Smells a tad fruity. Taste fruity at first(prunes maybe) then gives away to very dark roasty/coffee flavors with a touch of chocolate(maybe). Nevertheless an outstanding and tasty brew that is in the regular rotation.


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