Brewed by Fullerís
Style: Porter
London, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (6186) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonas (6177) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2006
Iím not a fan of the bottle version but as a cask-man I was eager to try it on cask. Being a naÔve Canadian I thought this popular beer would be available on cask everywhere. Wrong! I only came across it on my last day in London. I think it was at the Hung Drawn And Quatered, one of the most beautiful London pub (not on ratebeer because itís a Fullerís pub with a limited beer selection). Brown-black body with a small tan head. Body was thinner but the taste was less molasses/sticky than the bottle. Rich roasted malt flavour with slightly bitter dark chocolate and some black liquorice. Very well balanced. In a way lighter than the bottle but better and easier to drink. Ah England, come for the beer, leave for the food.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (6084) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (6063) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2013
Cask at the moon under water JDW. Dark ruby red brown small beige head. Big choc dry coffee aroma. Soft coronation and full bodied. Flavour is more choc and coffee. Some earthy hop bitterness in the finish. Nice lingering coffee flavour. Very good porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (6053) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmgreenuk (5955) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (5922) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
Dark black/reddish color with a thick beige head. Caramel and coffee in the aroma. Well blended flavor with dark malt, coffee, chocolate and some fruity notes. Whenever in England, I run for this one :-D
Lovely ale.
[On tap @ Barrowboy & Banker - London Bridge in London, England]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5919) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

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