mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
deep brownish red. roasty, toffee-ish mocha aroma. lots of roasty flavour with raisins, toffee, bitter chocolate, coffee and a balanced finish between roast and hop. very nice.
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A solid dry porter dominated by chocolate and roasted flavors. Very smooth. Allow this one to warm, as the flavors are better pronounced at these temperatures. This is an excellent porter.
bguza (1) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2003 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Outstanding. Flavor is full and rich, very complex. Chocolate and coffee dominate. Relatively low bitterness.
biomechanic (55) - Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My favorite porter. Taste of chocolate and coffee all around. Well rounded. Gets better with every sip. Don't serve chilled!
VAYankee (330) - Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This porter has a rich enjoyable flavor with taste of the chocolate malt coming through and a lingering smokey aftertaste. I look forward to enjoying this beer on a regular basis.
brewboy (152) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely dark, definitely smooth. One to finish the night. Puts hairs on your chest.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 6, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark red brown body topped by a thick off-white head that leaves tons of lace on the glass. Lacking in color for a porter. Roasted, slightly smoked malt aroma with a slight fruitiness. Roasted malt flavor with coffee accents and a good strong roasted coffee finish. Full bodied and relatively smooth.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have my serious reservations that there is a better overall porter out there than the Fullers London Porter. Its pours a generally black color into the glass with an occassional ruby spot here and there in the light with a small, not long lasting dark tan head. The aroma is chocolate malts, roasts and molasses. The taste is very silky in its chocolate malt approach. Nothing of an overbearing chocolate attack, but more like a coating...thin, yet fullfilling and round. Very little carbonation, just roasted malt, and a whole bunch of care and a great recipe. Some hopppiness evident right at the finish, good countersweet finish...very nice.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
wonderful toasty, roasty aroma. Crisp, clean and slightly chocolaty. A top notch porter.
Billyaustin (28) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2003
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I LOVE THIS PORTER! it's every thing I love about a porter. Rish rosted choclate taste, full body ,not too bitter, great color. Smells great when you're pouring it into the glass. My favorite part is about half way down. that's when the most of it's flavor shines....I am a porter man!