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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 2650   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phiconners (149) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 15, 2004
Sweet aroma. Not as dark as some porters, but it grows on you. Slight smokiness in the flavor. Overall the flavor was not quite as strong as I had expected. A very nice porter nonetheless.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kevin (2103) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 14, 2004
can something smell like roasted chocolate? that is the aroma of this beer. had out of the bottle, not much head, a very dark brown, not quite black beer. has that great burnt rich coffee flavor i love in a good porter.not too sweet, a good balance in the flavor. goes down like a two dollar whore on dollar night. this is very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4709) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2004
Spare and diminishing head on a dark brown, ruby tinted beer. Strong malt aroma with aromas of bread, molasses, chocolate, prunes, coffee and smoke. Full creamy body with a light oily edge and a touch of grit. Long chocolate finish and flavours that fulful the hints from the aroma.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 13, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2005 You dirty brits...you make my mouth happy. Great brew. This rating will be a little skewed because this was tasted after a series of beers over 8%. However, the parts I remember were retarded. Nice head and lovely lacing. Dark dark black. Looks more like charcoal water than beer. Smells excellent. If yuo have ever had a Belgian beer on tap you will notice that the beer has a very distinctive chalky yeasty flavor and not the full and fruity flavor that it has in the bottle. This beer also has that. Smells flat and chalky. Tastes exquisite.Round and robust, however the roastiness of the malt is exceedingly rounded over by the flat yeasty flavors that predominate. This is brew reminds me of Anchorís porter, only with a much more rich mouthfeel. Give it a shot youíll like it I promise. G-rat

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2004
Pitch black with some red tint in it. Big frothy tan head... Beautiful. Coffee, chocolate, brandy in the nose, aroma could be more penetrating. Lots of coffee in the flavor, very balanced bit a little metallic and watered out. Id love to try this from cask. This is so overrated!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
piscator34 (1997) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 11, 2004
A fantastic porter. The potency of both the aromas and the flavors of chocolate, coffee, and roasted nuts is stunning. The flavor integration is well worth noting too... they co-mingle, rather than just hit you one after another. Iíd drink this all the time if I could get it locally.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjsherid (2) - California, USA - MAY 10, 2004 does not count
A good, creamy ale. It is my "go to porter" when I canít find anything good or new in my area. The coffee flavors are perfect for an early evening brew. My first rating and couldnít have happened to a better beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorbalev (2958) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2004
One of my current favourites - nice to see it readily available in these parts (in bottle - still only a few taps around). Pours almost pitch black, lots of chocolate and coffee hints in aroma. Am always surprised how chocolaty it tastes on the first sip – flavour subsides as you drink it, but still very smooth and enjoyable. Pleasant finish – overall, a great porter and a great beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
themadbrewer (4) - Whitby, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2004 does not count
This is very good ale. Creamy, smooth, chocolate goodness with hints of coffee. There are hints of hop but the malts are wonderful in this ale.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 6, 2004
Very good porter. Black with very little dark tan head. Subtle aromas that included coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt. The aromas carried over nicely to the flavor. Rich coffee and chocolate flavors with a very smooth mouthfeel. It also has a good aftertaste for being a porter. This is a great beer.


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