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Brewed by Fullerís
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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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Dark black color, decent head, surprised I havenít reviewed this before. Maybe Iíve never had it? Aroma was malty, decent. Flavor was malty with slight bits of cocoa and coffee as promised by the label. Overall, a decent porter and something I might pick up if the price happened to be right. Serving type: bottle 02-09-2013 21:03:34

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (8813) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2013
Cask at The Antelope, Sloane Sq. It pours very dark brown with a small beige head. The nose is coffee, light roast, caramel and cooking chocolate. The taste is roasted malt, coffee, nut, toast, plain chocolate, touch of dark fruit with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. A solid porter, but nothing particularly special.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (5248) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2013
Cask at the moon under water JDW. Dark ruby red brown small beige head. Big choc dry coffee aroma. Soft coronation and full bodied. Flavour is more choc and coffee. Some earthy hop bitterness in the finish. Nice lingering coffee flavour. Very good porter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2013
Poured dark black with no head. Aroma of dark chocolate malt. Medium body, flavour similar to the aroma with a lingering dry, roasted aftertaste. Possibly a bit on the cold side for all the flavours to develop

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (4559) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2012
(cask) pours a very dark ruby colour with no head. aroma of coffee beans and raisins, vanilla, caramel, quite earthy, with a hint of cardboard. flavour is mostly the same, coffee and toasted malts, raisins, no sweetness, with a semi-dry roasted-bitter finish. light-bodied with soft carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
OllieBBommel (1239) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2012
Cask@íin de Wildemaní Head: almost none. Color: dark brown. Aroma: hops,flowery, chocolate, roasted malt. Taste: bitter, chocolate. Palate: no CO2, bitter, medium bitter finish. Overall: nice trying

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (3350) - FINLAND - DEC 13, 2012
Hand pump draught. Black. Slightly sweet chocolate, roasted malts, dqrk fruits on the nose. Body is med, some sweetness, silky. A touch of nuttiness, yeast. A very drinkable and balanced porter. Probably the best one Iíve had(tm). Chocolate pudding, slight roasted notes, malts. This is really enjoyable.

-- bb/h

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (5318) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2012
Cask sample at In de Wildeman, thanks Simon! Almost black colour, no head. Aroma was of buttery toffee, hard roasted malts, coffee, some dark fruits. Flavour hard roasted malts, coffee and cream, toffee, berries, light chocolate, light bitter finish. Light-bodied. Although nice, I expected a bit more of this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (4044) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2012
Cask @ Kittyís , Helsinki. Dark brown, thin but lasting brown head. Chocolate, roasted aroma, light fruitiness. Flavor has roasted malt,coffee, milk chocolate, hops. Long finish with coffee,nutty and roasted notes. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neongolden (742) - LinkŲping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
(cask at Brydenís, Toronto Nov 29, 2012) Pours dark brown, head off-white with big bubbles and lots of lace left behind. Aroma of milk chocolate, roast malts, nuts, a bit of fruit sweetness. Flavours of roasted, bready malt, light coffee, chocolate, just a little nutty. Finishes mostly dry with a bit of fruit and light hop and roast bitterness. The mouthfeel from the cask is excellent: smooth, rich and creamy, full with light but active carb. This is a good beer in a can and the cask is even better. Worth noting that it wasnít quite as good two days later, glad I hit its sweet spot.


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