Racegoer (353) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JUL 25, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Frothy, creamy, and quality describe this Porter.Warms me, wow makes me look forward to Winter, This will be a fine Holiday beverage.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wonderful brew, very malty and deep with excellent character. Not the best porter, but very close.
Ernest (6425) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2010 Bottle (BB Sep/10). Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (roasted grain, dark chocolate), with notes of vanilla and paper. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Light to medium body, creamy/watery texture, lively/soft carbonation. I really used to like this beer, and I suppose itís still decent enough for what it is, itís just kinda simple and forgettable.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Creamy, creamy, and yet still more creaminess. Chocolate, vanilla, oaky, unbelievable. Smokiness evident. A tad too much Choc. malt for my taste, but elegantly done, to be sure. Flavors meld in your mouth wonderfully.
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I worked in the welfare reform industry for the City of Detroit. Needless to say, after a full 8 hours, I was ready to blow off an 19th century generator worth of steam. Luckily, the perfect beer to unwind a particularly horrific day of work was Fuller London Porter ... and, more importantly, they had it on tap in a bar next to work. This is the quintessential British porter. Intricate and delicious malt complexity -- this beer is definitely balanced towards malt. Gently hop bitterness. For any of you who have not tried this beer, do your best to find it on tap somewhere before purchasing a bottle.
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good beer with a strong roasted flavor. Pretty dark color with a creamy head. Excellent Beer.
mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
It just does not get much better. Perfectly balance between sweetness and bitterness. Matches a good piece of chocolate cake!
Bov (9876) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 14, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
dark brown colour, fine creamy head, extremely rich aroma of black chocolate and raisins, roasted, full-bodied, strong bitterness, long dry bitter coffeish finish - simply wonderful
cathcacr (636) - Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2004 Yummy yummy yummy yummy yummy! Aroma and flavor heavy on the chocolate, maybe some coffee, and smokey tint to the flavor and palate. Goes down real nice and smoov, too. This could quite definitely become a new oft-returned-to favorite. Did I mention le chocolat? Oh, and yummy.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark, smooth, easily drinkable porter. Well blended with a nice warm feel. Nice off-white head when poured, taste is a bit more crisp when drank cold but mellows as temp increases. Good all around brew.