Brewed by Fullerís
Style: Porter
London, England


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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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 Ė especially chocolate pudding. 5.4% ABV.

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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyit (3610) - 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 @ íThe Wharfí, 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 (14811) - 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 (6145) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2007
Cask at Bishops Arms, Jšrntorget. 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 ínot cold enough,í 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 (21413) - TyresŲ, 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 (2608) - GŲteborg, 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) - UmeŚ, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2006
Drank this from a keg at the Bishops Arms in UmeŚ 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2006
Iím not a fan of the bottle version but as a cask-man I was eager to try it on cask. Being a naÔve Canadian I thought this popular beer would be available on cask everywhere. Wrong! I only came across it on my last day in London. I think it was at the Hung Drawn And Quatered, one of the most beautiful London pub (not on ratebeer because itís a Fullerís pub with a limited beer selection). Brown-black body with a small tan head. Body was thinner but the taste was less molasses/sticky than the bottle. Rich roasted malt flavour with slightly bitter dark chocolate and some black liquorice. Very well balanced. In a way lighter than the bottle but better and easier to drink. Ah England, come for the beer, leave for the food.

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