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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%
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 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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (11655) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 9, 2006
Cask at Cockney Pub easterfestival. Creamy white mostly lasting head. Dark brown colour. Powerfull aroma. Fantastic licorice flavor. Oily palate. Very nice beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrisoni (15314) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2006
Cask handpull at Head of Steam, Euston. For some reason I have found this unbelievably difficult to find on draught this winter. Black beer with beige head. Lots of burnt malts. What is impressive is the mouth feel and the fruit. Velvety/grainy, full, intense flavours. Damsons, plums, prunes. Then a harsh, burnt finish, tempered by choc and more dark fruits. Stunning beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2006
Cask Stillage at the New Century Hall, Manchester 21/01/2006 Dark and strong in alcohol with fruit aroma and flavour. Smooth on the palate. Subtle slightly dry roast finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stouby (4107) - Holbśk, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2006
Cask, at Delirium Cafe. Sample shared with rickgordon. Dark brown with a light brown head, mostly lasting. Aroma moderate malty (burnt, smoke, chocolate) and hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter. Light body, watery, flat carbonated. Even though also creamy like velvet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6967) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2008 (Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm 2 Feb 2006) Black colour, light brown head. The nose is roasted and full of dark chocolate and cereal. Even more chocolate in the taste, some liquorice as well. Full bodied and round. Nice! (7/4/7/4/15=3.7) Rerate: (cask at Dorich Arch, Euston, London, 24 April 2008) Very dark brown colour, almost black, with frothy brown head. Roasted, malty nose with coffee and dark fruit. Roasted, fruity taste with notes of dark chocolate, strong sweet coffee, dark fruit and a decent coffee bitterness in the finish. Medium to full body. Lots of flavour. Lovely beer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (23767) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2006
Cask at Charlies. Black coloured with a beige head. Roasted aroma with notes of coffee and liquorice. Roasted flavour of coffee, liquorice and chocolate. Long dry finish of liquorice. The cask version is much better than the bottled version.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 15, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2006 Poured at The White Horse in Parsons Green (London), a dark black with a brownish head. Coffee is strong in the aroma, with coffee and caramal in the flavour. As always, oh so smooth. Re-rated from the cask at Whistle & Flute in Putney, London (rather than keg above), still a great beer. From the cask more resembles the bottle - a good thing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tobias10 (99) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2005
Cask : The Duke of Hamilton, Hampstead. A really black beer with a white foaming head just after its poured. Lots of dry hops in the mouth, rich coffee/chocolate hints. For its strength and style, its very easy to put a few away!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sobchak (131) - Skagen, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2005
(Cask, The Wharf, Aalborg) - A very pleasent porter, and reasonably easy drinkable.- Potent coffee, liquorice and roasty, with a slightly hoppy dry aftertaste that hangs around your tastebuds for ages.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hbie (133) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2005
Cask at Counting House, London. At last I have managed to try this beer. Almost black with cream head. Lots of flavour coffee, chocolate, roast malt, leather, sweet and dry with some hops. I tried this several times at this pub and each time the beer was different, when fresh farily sweet, when older alcohol is more noticable, but very enjoyable always. Yes a really good winter beer.


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