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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2012
Cask at the London Drinker. Pours rich brown with a moderaye, off-white head. Nice roasty aroma, some mocha. Medium sweet flavor, some mocha, bit of roast, light chocolate syrup, some dark earth. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, some sticky chocolate, mild roast, some earth. Very solid porter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (9623) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2007
Cask conditioned at The Joint Stock, Birmingham. Dark brown with ruby hints and white head. At last, how many years have I sought this one out in cask, I just new they would have it on in here. Full fruity and sweetish, maybe not true to the original London Porter style where there would have been an acidic sourness, but pretty good all the same. Some coffee husk and background hazelnuts, very good and well worth the search.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (9403) - GŲteborg/JŲnkŲping, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2007
Cask at Charlies Bar, Copenhagen. Dark amber color, bubbly head. Licorice and viol aroma. Roasted flavor, fruity, grapes, licorice, some cocoa. Lots of licorice in this one...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9158) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (8576) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2008
On tap (@Churchill Arms, Kensington): Very deep ruby-amber coloured, smaller, persistent off-white foam; quite deep roastmalty nose and some raisins in the background; almost full bodied, smooth; solid dry (malty-)bitter flavour; roasted malt, chocolate, almost with a touch of smoke, in the dry bitter-sweet and fruity finish. Maybe not the ííworlds finestíí, but still gorgeous.......... (BEER #4000!)

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FatPhil (8563) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 4, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2008 Cask (Gallows bird, Espoo)
Very rich, burnt chocolate. Succulent. Refreshingly watery on the taste, one for quaffing. Sweet burnt aftertaste. Wonderful.
rerate of (6-4-7-4-13=3.4)
Cask (Kuikka, Helsinki)
Very dark ruby, almost black, healthy head. Slightly sharp sour aroma. Rich malty body, alas a bit sour. Oh, man, I want this beer at its best.
Rerate of (5-4-7-3-13=3.2)
Cask (Angleterre, Helsinki) - last pint from the barrel. Almost black, think persistent head. Sharp appley aroma - hints of end-of-barrel. Creamy dark burnt roast, also a little crotchy and pissy. Sharp hoppiness, full bodied.So many good things are fighting to get through - my god this will be amazing fresh! Will re-rate (on Friday soon afterwards, I hope!)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2009 Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Coventry BF. First time Iíve seen this beer since joining RB. Had it many years ago and loved it. Itís still excellent but falls a few points short of my marking of the bottled version. I should revisit that beer to see what Iíd score it now, but my comments suggest I did enjoy that more than this. Having said that this is still lovely. Itís almost black with fruits roasted malts and smokiness on the aroma. The taste has all those attributes also together with some fish oil and caramel. A long complex finish. Very tasty and proof that Fullers can produce good stuff if they try hard enough.Score 4.0
Subsequent rating scored 3.8. Average becomes 3.9

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rune (7348) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2009
Half pint, cask well-kept at Doric Arch, Euston, London. Black, ruby tinged body under a thin, beige head. Inviting roasted aroma of sweet malts. Prunes and plums in flavour sustained by roasted malts and balanced by a lingering, smooth bitter end. Full bodied, but still with fine drinkability. A well made, mid-sweet porter (05.05.2009).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2004
Iíve not always been the biggest fan of Fullers beers and Iím really a cask enthusiast at heart, so Iíd never gone out of my way to try Fullers London Porter from a pasteurised bottle. So, when Fullers released a cask version, for a sadly limited period, I was very keen to try it. And I was not disappointed. Itís rich and dark, and fruity, and chocolaty, and roast malty. Full bodied, but smooth. Even more impressive, it worked very well as a session beer. At least, I had four pints of it and they slipped down very easily indeed. It just goes to show that Fullers can make a hugely impressive beer when they put their mind to it. Just a shame that they release it on cask so infrequently. Wonderful stuff. Cask (handpump), at The Sanctuary, Westminster, London.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7337) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2009
2009-12-04. Red and brown tinged black body, lovely foamy tan head looks gorgeous. Flavour is modest, roasty profile is less bitter than expected, sweetish malt core, light fruity tang in the finish. 7+ Modest roast in the aroma, dry roast malt, light tangy quality, hint of something. Smooth average plus to medium bodied palate. Decent but I prefer the fullness of the draft version personally. Cask at Volo, Toronto


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