Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: Porter
London, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rsmeds (228) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2007
Pours an opaque black, with a generous bubbly, brown head. Fairly complex, intense roasted malt aroma of rye, burned sugar and oak barrell, with a hint of dark fruit, brandy and vanilla (the last two probably components of the oak barrell aroma). The aroma mellows down a bit after half a pint. Bitterish and somewhat dry roasted malt flavor starts out fairly intense, like bitter dark chocolate, unfortunately turns a bit cardboardy and bland in mid-palate, but more or less picks it up again in the finish. Splendidly full bodied, virtually no carbonation, dryish mouthfeel. Intense, interesting, and quite enjoyable, except for the slight cardboardyness in the flavor -- pity in an otherwise magnificent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyit (3671) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2007
Black of color with a beige head. An aroma of prunes, liqurice, chocolate and leaven. A flavor of prunes, liqurice and chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thure (152) - DENMARK - MAY 5, 2007
Cask @ ’The Wharf’, Aalborg. Deep brown to black colour. Brownish head that stayes for a long time. Coffee, chocolate and a weak hint of licorish to the nose. Malty and a bit of roast with a suttle bitterness that lasts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14930) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 19, 2007
Cask at C4, Odense: Black with a fine brown head. Roasted malts - Liquirice, chocolate & coffee. Smooth, creamy & filling. Nice bitter end. This is as good as cask ales get! Truly amazing!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (6247) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2007
Cask at Bishops Arms, Järntorget. Black with a creamy, brown head. Licorice and coffee-aroma. Tar and licorice in the flavour. Fine malty sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2007
Cask half-pint at the Maltings, York. Got this for free as it was the first pull of the day and the beer was ’not cold enough,’ says the keep. Probably true but this is good nonetheless. Pitch black with lasting tan head. Aroma is strong roasted malt, with chocolate sweetness and slight butter. Taste is upfront dark choocolate, fading to roast and coffee with slight dark fruits. Sweet, cereal aftertaste with a slight bitterness. Full, lasting mouthfeel coats the tongue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (21895) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2007
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Black. Buttery malty nose. Sweetish with rounded mouthfeel. Soft and lightly roasty. Mostly bold and butterscotchy, salty finish. Possibly one of the best 1000 porters in the UK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
damiano (20) - USA - DEC 19, 2006
Very nice on cask in London but extremely rich. Not often available in this form. thin head but lots of xmas fruitiness. some smoothness and a little crisp in the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomat (2828) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2006
Very dark, almost black color with a creamy tan head. Malty with tones of coffee, chocolate and butterscotch. Medium to full body with a loong beitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2006
Drank this from a keg at the Bishops Arms in Umeå in northern Sweden just as the long winter is rolling in - the perfect moment for a porter! Appearence - dark brown, almost ink black, with a creamy tan head that followed me all the way down to the bottom of the pint glass. Aroma - Wow!!! Huge nose of roasted coffee, chocolate, treacle and butter. Flavour - Masses of raisins, dark fruits overlaid with chocolate, butter and expresso coffee. A slight ash/burnt aftertaste, dry and crisp, with a residual burnt sugar taste. Palate - luxurious and sensual (steady on). Creamy and smooth with low carbonation. Overall - If this is really what they drank in London in the early nineteenth century then I was born a hundred years too late!

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