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Fuller’s London Porter (Cask)

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Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Seasonal - Winter and Spring.
Smooth and satisfying, this example of an historic style of beer derives its rich, chocolatey character from a blend of Brown and Chocolate malts in the brew. Its notable coffee notes and creamy finish make it a wonderful accompaniment to many sweet foods – especially chocolate pudding. 5.4% ABV.

NOTE: Most Fuller’s beer in the US is served by handpump kegs and not a cask. Ask your server.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (5477) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
Dark black/reddish color with a thick beige head. Caramel and coffee in the aroma. Well blended flavor with dark malt, coffee, chocolate and some fruity notes. Whenever in England, I run for this one :-D
Lovely ale.
[On tap @ Barrowboy & Banker - London Bridge in London, England]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
klm1 (425) - - APR 24, 2015
Dark reddish brown colour with firm light brown head. Smell of roasted coffee and barley malts, with some caramel notes. Taste is similar with low carbonation and medium bitterness, little sweet/hoppy finish, but in comparison with bottle somehow watery. But still great porter.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (5668) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Dark clear reddish-brown with a thick creamy off-white head. Full bodied with a light chocolate flavour. Not much aroma found.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (7732) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2015
Cask. Amagerbro Ølfest. No head. Pitch black body. Mild coffee liquorice roasted malt caramel aroma and flawoer. Low carbonation. Long sweet finish. Lovely smooth, creamy and pretty tasty for a beer with such low alcohol contents.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (2452) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2015
Sample from cask, Amagerbro Beerfestival 2015. Pitch black with tanned bubbles around the edge of the glass. Sweet, roasted aroma with caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasted and fruity notes. Taste is sweet/roasted. Very delicious. Medium body with a smooth, silky mouth feel. Correct temperature and carbonation. Long lasting roasted finish with coffee and chocolate. Excellent, smooth Porter. Only my second rating of a cask ale - much seek this out more.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarpa (1088) - FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
Cask @ O’Haras. Pours clear dark ruby red, no head. Chocolate, malts aroma. Smooth, chocolate, wood , malty flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
YorkshireG73 (46) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Handpull@Grove Huddersfield. 2.90 a pint. Wanted to try this one for a while. Nice porter with a bonfire toffee treacle taste followed by hoppy roastiness with a small creamy mellowness. Bitterness on the end that tastes like raw instant coffee. Distinct ’porter taste’ that I can’t put my finger on, kind of roast dry umami at the back of the tongue. Bit lighter bodied than I expected. Flavours really improved as beer warmed - initially served cool from cellar. Rare treat this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2014
Backlog. Fuller’s beers are always iconic and the cask-version of london porter should stand as an example to all other beers in this category.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
NWAF 25 Jan 13. Ekstremt mørkebrun / svart. Lavt film-skum. Innholdsrik aroma. Svisker. Mørke plommer. Smaken er tunge, mørke frukter. Litt sherrypreg. Antydning til røyk som et bakteppe. Tørr avslutning.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ladnewton (1598) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Cask at the Basketmaker’s Arms, Brighton on 16th September 2013. Black with brown disappearing foam and no lacing. Roast malt aromas. Complex malt in mouth with coffee and caramel. Sweetish roast caramel finish, rather short duration. Fair body and smooth yet engaging mouthfeel.


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