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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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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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2005
Cask Version at The Counting House in EC1. Firstly, this has to be one of the most amzing pubs in London. There is a huge chandelier hanging from a glass domed ceiling and up the back there is a minstrel gallery. Could you look down at all the smiling faces as Jethro Tull suggested? Too right, they would be beaming with these great Fullers beers on tap. This sits in the glass with the promise that you are going to drink something special. Lovely chocolate colour with an equal nose of chocolate mocha and black malt. There is a perfect balance in the flavour between the malt and hops and there is a presence of sticky date pudding, complete with a butterscotch sauce. I didnít team this with the game pie of venison, rabbit, boar, bacon and mushrooms but I reckon this would be a match made in heaven. .

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CHW (12) - - MAY 14, 2012
Pours very dark with a little reddish tinge. Thick off white head. Smells of roasted malt and chocolate. Hint of coffee and caramel in the taste, sweet chocolate and roasted malts being very prominent. Goes down very quickly, fantastic beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2003 Bottled. Dark brown, tawny colour. ĎComplexí best describes this beer. You have to take your time to understand it. Rich chocolate and malt aromas. First you think its going to be sweet then its not but instead a balanced roasted malt flavour is presented, transitioning into smoked flavours that tickled the sides of the tongue. This beer is definitely a flirt, not revealing itself all at once, hence the appeal. Re-rated 14/11/2003This was already my favourite beer but last night I stumbled upon the draft version at the Butcherís Hook & Cleaver, at Smithfieldís. An amazing pub in its own right but it had this magnificent beer on pump. Wow, so much flavour it took me an age to drink. Savouring every moment, this pub just rocked up my favourites list.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lagomswedish (213) - UmeŚ, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2006
Drank this from a keg at the Bishops Arms in UmeŚ in northern Sweden just as the long winter is rolling in - the perfect moment for a porter! Appearence - dark brown, almost ink black, with a creamy tan head that followed me all the way down to the bottom of the pint glass. Aroma - Wow!!! Huge nose of roasted coffee, chocolate, treacle and butter. Flavour - Masses of raisins, dark fruits overlaid with chocolate, butter and expresso coffee. A slight ash/burnt aftertaste, dry and crisp, with a residual burnt sugar taste. Palate - luxurious and sensual (steady on). Creamy and smooth with low carbonation. Overall - If this is really what they drank in London in the early nineteenth century then I was born a hundred years too late!

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Wombler (27) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2008
Available every November/December time in Fullers pubs as a seasonal. This was based on 2007 cask. Dark witha thickish creamy brown head. Chocolate and coffee are both there. Lovely mouthfeel and very moreish. A lovely drop.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
leccio1982 (2) - ITALY - APR 25, 2013 does not count
Rich roasted aroma, beautiful black body with rich creamy head. Light but tastefull. A must!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 8, 2008
DAMN! Tried this several times while in England, and rating the bottled version reminded me I should dig out my notes on the cask version. It’s just such an incredible beer, warming, fruity, rich, not at all sweet. Reminds me of chocolate milk in its texture and bits of the flavour. I wish we could get this on cask in NZ.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Vladivostok (237) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2010
When I first tried London Porter, I thought I had died and gone to heaven. Itís just such a luscious combination of flavours. Deserves to be more widely available.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
yisratomp (22) - Aguascalientes, MEXICO - SEP 20, 2012
Sabe a cafe con chocolate, cremosa y tostada, no es seca como una guinnes, la probe con pastel de chocolate y me encanto

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrisoni (13711) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2006
Cask handpull at Head of Steam, Euston. For some reason I have found this unbelievably difficult to find on draught this winter. Black beer with beige head. Lots of burnt malts. What is impressive is the mouth feel and the fruit. Velvety/grainy, full, intense flavours. Damsons, plums, prunes. Then a harsh, burnt finish, tempered by choc and more dark fruits. Stunning beer


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