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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11786) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2008 Black with rather short-lived, bubbly light brown head. Rich aroma dominated by caramel, licorice, chocolate and coffee. True porter flavour of chocolate and charcoal. Dry with low carbonation, giving the impression of a thin body

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (11492) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (11393) - 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.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FatPhil (10893) - 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!)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 16, 2008
Cask @ Ølbaren. Pours a clear deep dark brown colour with a small short lasting head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and slight coffee. Rather thin mouthfeel. Flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and bitter hops with a dry roasty bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rune (9363) - 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).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (9308) - 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!)

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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (9061) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8750) - 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


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