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Brewed by Fullerís
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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 19, 2006
CASK at Charlies. Black colour with a small beige head. Light roasted malty aroma and taste, dry. Medium body with a light dry hoppy finish.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonas (5983) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2002
Re-rate from cask: Great! The best porter i have tried to date - lovely chocolate and coffee flavors and a nice full body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5852) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2007
Cask at Bishops Arms, Jšrntorget. Black with a creamy, brown head. Licorice and coffee-aroma. Tar and licorice in the flavour. Fine malty sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (5710) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2009
Cask (Guide Dog, Southampton) - Black in colour. The aroma features chocolate, coffee and some liquorice hints. The taste is unbelievably smooth and moreish with coffee and chocolate featuring prominently. Itís delicious and whilst the bottled version is good, this is so much better. Superb.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5708) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2011
Cask at Barrow Boy & Banker, Southwark, London. Dark reddish brown. Dark chocolate aroma with some coffee and dark berries. Semi dry with medium bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2006
Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is similar with some grassyness coming through, finding it a bit thin and unintresting really, maybe grainy also.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5486) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2009
[Firkin] Poured a dark brown color with no head or lacing. Aroma of roast, chocolate, caramel, and smoked malts. Taste of light chocolate, roasted malts, smoked wood, and a dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2004 Cask@ The Prince of Wales, Richmond London. Really great on cask, less sweet than the bottle version, with a rich bitter dark chocolate flavour, smooth and then bitter mouthfeel, yummy. --------&# Excellent porter, but its quite thick at times, so one bottle is enough for me. Big rich chocolate sweetness, with hints of coffee and quite bitter on the finish, slightly spicy aswell, which adds something else to it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2009
Cockney Pub, Aarhus, DK. Cask. Dark brown with brown head. Aroma complex of coffee and chocolate. Flavor is balanced sweet malt with dry roasted notes. Dried fruit and a nice bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5346) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2010 Feb, 2007 William IV, Leyton. Soapy roasty dark beer. Quite dry and bitter, like a Guinness, but with some balancing red berry fruits and a hint of lactic sourness. Coffee emerges very late in the finish. The overall wild feel is very attractive, but the dry bitterness from what is clearly dry hopping is not to my taste. I much prefer Shepís Porter. Still, a decent enough drop.[3.4]
Nov, 2009 New Wheatsheaf, Southwark. Kookís crawl. Smooth. Hit of chocolate followed by wine and bitterness. Lovely drop. [3.4]


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