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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (4543) - 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 (3005) - 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 (373) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
Cask at the Mawsons Arms (brewery tap), Chiswick - 14/11/12. Pours light black in colour with a thinnish tan head that retains fairly well. Roast malts on the nose, light molasses, a little dark fruit and a touch of chocolate. Taste follows nose with a little tobacco and leather, definately a fruity porter but chocolate also apparent. Medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a dry finish. Always the start of the Xmas season when I see this on cask and one Iíll always make an effort for each year - a solid porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4299) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Cask @ The Star Tavern. Another Fullers beer you donít often find on cask! The pourís deep brown with a medium tan head. Attractive. The nose is rich milk chocolate, roasted nuts. Rich, sweet malt flavors. The taste is more rich chocolate malts, caramel-coated nuts and toasted cereal. Hints of coffee. Light, dry finish. Medium body, lively and silky palate. Quite rich for the ABV. Overall, pretty excellent. Superior to the kegged version.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erasmus_ro (1263) - Alabama, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Cask @ Kittyís. Pours a translucent, auburn-tinged, very dark brown with a small, large-bubbled head. Aroma is roasted, dark malt bread, very darkly fruity like these English porters tend to be. Taste is roasted, dark malt bready, loads of chocolate notes, light coffee and lightly creamy. Roasted, darkly fruity aftertaste with a bit of grass. Dry. Palate is a bit light, a bit oily.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmgreenuk (4022) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2012
Cask at the Old Joint Stock, Birmingham. A dark, almost black pour with a big frothy tan head. Thereís malty, chocolate notes in the aroma and a lovely rich malty, chocolate, liquorice flavour. The soft bitterness rests on the palate for quite some time. This a a gorgeous, full flavoured ale.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
yisratomp (22) - Aguascalientes, MEXICO - SEP 20, 2012
Sabe a cafe con chocolate, cremosa y tostada, no es seca como una guinnes, la probe con pastel de chocolate y me encanto

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
August 27, 2011 - at Volo. And yes, it really IS cask, not keg handpump. Clear but very dark ruby-black with a smallish lasting frothy tan head. Smells nice dry herbal/floral medium chocolate roast, a little treacle and a hint of acidity - very mellow, very appealing (8-). Taste is more like a mild - lighter roast, a little syrupy, no alcohol at all, quite softly grainy, with hints of peat and, oddly, salt. Light-bodied and thin, not much carbonation, sticky/slick and quick-finishing, leaves a dry earthy molasses aftertaste - very nice for all that!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2012
Off cask at the derby beer fest. Tasty, nice chocolate and a small amount of coffee. Ace.


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