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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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skenward (4) - ENGLAND - APR 20, 2006 does not count
A good Porter, traditional in aroma and flavour. Good for those cold winter nights when you need to feel you have something of substance. Great as an ingredient in Beef & Oyster pie!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2010
Cask. The Euston Flyer, London. Dark brown colour with a pale brown head. Rich and dark, roasted/toasted malt, chocolate, coffee, faint smokiness, light fruitiness, medium sweetness. Smooth, creamy but still rather light mouthfeel. No trendy oak-aged imperial stuff going on here. Just a very tasty and easy drinking english porter. Sadly pushed to the side in the Fullerīs beer range. This one should be brewed year round and made available in all Fullerīs pubs.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dalle (1145) - SkÝrping, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2005
Cask: Seductive and impressive! Black colour with the most creamy head ever. Milk chocolate, liqourice, lightly raosted coffe beans and a balancing restrained bitterness. Full and very smooth. Have had it a few times since where it hasnít been in as perfect condition - 4.0

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hbie (133) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2005
Cask at Counting House, London. At last I have managed to try this beer. Almost black with cream head. Lots of flavour coffee, chocolate, roast malt, leather, sweet and dry with some hops. I tried this several times at this pub and each time the beer was different, when fresh farily sweet, when older alcohol is more noticable, but very enjoyable always. Yes a really good winter beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerViking (2424) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2012 Coffee and christmassy fruit on the nose, then a full body with lots of chocolate and vinous tastes, hints of roasting coffee, long dry bitter-choc finish, hints of a slight tartness reminiscent of an old ale. Strangely nourishing and refreshing at the same time. This is what Porter really ought to taste like... Re-rate at the Royal Oak, lots of dark fruit and vinous notes, a little drier and tarter than before, with the hops a bit more prominent, but still excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonas (5614) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2005 Cask Conditioned
Dark color, with brown and red shades, nice creamy cap. Nice aroma, malt, roasted malt, cardboard, coffee, unmalted grains, bran. Very smooth, absolutely chocolatey, with delicate notes of coffee; the necessary residual sweetness.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2008
Handpulled cask at the Malt Shovel, Northampton. Black with a healthy beige head, served in the peak of condition. Powerful roasted flavours perfectly balanced with generous hopping. This wonderful porter restores my faith in Fullers.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2010
A classic porter. Smokey like a Bamberg beer, rich in malt texture, nutty and incredibly well balanced. Very enjoyable. Love the texture. Could drink this frequently. Itís a season winter ale and should be available as a London porter all year round in my book. One of Fullerís best beers. I felt mine was conditioned a little too cold but thatís what happens when pubs feel they need to market themselves for the larger crowd. A great beer. Classic, robust and just generally awesome. Next time Iíll order a pint as I love the picture of how this brew is poured.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danny1217 (81) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2013 Out of a cask at The Old Bank in London. Might be the best cask ale I had on my entire trip to the UK. Lots of dark malty flavors and mild fruity esters.


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