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Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 187   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 – 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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Genny (12) - Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2011
This review is a bit late, had a half at the 27th London Drinker Festival this past March. Aroma was of both chocolate and coffee (and a hint of malts as well). A thin head, but the taste was very good, chocolatey and roasted malt. Low carbonation and quite full, went down very smooth. I highly recommend.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (7491) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2015
Cask. Amagerbro Ølfest. No head. Pitch black body. Mild coffee liquorice roasted malt caramel aroma and flawoer. Low carbonation. Long sweet finish. Lovely smooth, creamy and pretty tasty for a beer with such low alcohol contents.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (2260) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2015
Sample from cask, Amagerbro Beerfestival 2015. Pitch black with tanned bubbles around the edge of the glass. Sweet, roasted aroma with caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasted and fruity notes. Taste is sweet/roasted. Very delicious. Medium body with a smooth, silky mouth feel. Correct temperature and carbonation. Long lasting roasted finish with coffee and chocolate. Excellent, smooth Porter. Only my second rating of a cask ale - much seek this out more.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarpa (1007) - FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
Cask @ O’Haras. Pours clear dark ruby red, no head. Chocolate, malts aroma. Smooth, chocolate, wood , malty flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
YorkshireG73 (42) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Handpull@Grove Huddersfield. 2.90 a pint. Wanted to try this one for a while. Nice porter with a bonfire toffee treacle taste followed by hoppy roastiness with a small creamy mellowness. Bitterness on the end that tastes like raw instant coffee. Distinct ’porter taste’ that I can’t put my finger on, kind of roast dry umami at the back of the tongue. Bit lighter bodied than I expected. Flavours really improved as beer warmed - initially served cool from cellar. Rare treat this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2014
Backlog. Fuller’s beers are always iconic and the cask-version of london porter should stand as an example to all other beers in this category.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4531) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
NWAF 25 Jan 13. Ekstremt mørkebrun / svart. Lavt film-skum. Innholdsrik aroma. Svisker. Mørke plommer. Smaken er tunge, mørke frukter. Litt sherrypreg. Antydning til røyk som et bakteppe. Tørr avslutning.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ladnewton (1536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Cask at the Basketmaker’s Arms, Brighton on 16th September 2013. Black with brown disappearing foam and no lacing. Roast malt aromas. Complex malt in mouth with coffee and caramel. Sweetish roast caramel finish, rather short duration. Fair body and smooth yet engaging mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2560) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2013
Classic British beer. Creamy and sweetish, with some chocolate in the body. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stravale (2370) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 16, 2013
Cask @ Black Sheep, Dublin [141113]
Black, thin tan head
Aroma of smooth dark rich malts, some toasted malts
Taste of dark chocolate, rich smooth dark malts, soft roast, rich chocolate, touch of coffee, complex malts, really nice
Palate - Medium body, really smooth, good mouthfeel. Finish - soft dark chcolate, smooth, yummy rich dark malts, soft roast, some more coffee roast in the finish
Overall - On cask, this is a really superb porter. Waited for ages to try this on cask......

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ArwaiyneWarr (9) - - OCT 22, 2013 does not count
Cask at Keanes Head, Nottingham. Fantastic porter. How it should be. Looks great - black with thick tight brown head. Aroma is full rich chocolate. Taste is thick, well balanced between sweet first and bitter aftertaste. Bloody good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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