pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2006
Dark red-brown to black with a significant, though fading dense head. Upon cracking open the bottle, I was struck by the dark fruit fragrances, particularly of sweet prunes and figs. Directly over my glass I notice dark rich malty molasses and the slightest bit of roasted coffee. I can hardly remember drinking anything quite so smooth. the carbonation is so soft leading to a delicate creaminess that few brews attain. This smoothness is mirrored in the flavor profile. Sweet dark fruits and gentle chocolate malts avail themselves with only the slightest bit of bitterness, eminating from a conservative floral hopping and a subtle charcoal roastiness. A slight hint of lactic acid helps to balance this sweetness in fashion similar to colas. The lingering flavors are first charcoal and then slowly coming back to those prunes and figs. This is really a fabulous beer, and easily my favorite porter. tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2006
Great looking bottle- which really doesnt influence my rating but is still nice! And it pours a dark red/black beer with a tan head. I love the aroma because its just really full and rich- its malty with dark fruity smells and some chocolate. The flavour is similar but the chocolate really comes out more here, along with vanilla, plums, and roastyness. Its just a great balance of a lot of flavours- its got the sweetness and the bitterness, the dark roastyness and the fruity flavours. Its smooth, rich and creamy. This is really is the full package! droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - APR 29, 2006
Poured from the bottle, a rich brown color with a quickly-diminishing off-white head. Malty aroma with notes of toffee, chocolate, and some fruit. The flavor is malty and smooth. The flavors roasted malt, chocolate, and plum combine to create a rich lingering mouth feel. Perhaps the best porter I have ever had. It’s great that this is easily accesible. zsb19 (168) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - APR 24, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2006 Nice dark color with thin tan head that lingers for just a bit. Excellent aroma of coffee and chocolate. Bittersweet chocolate and coffee with a rich, full-bodied taste. Slightly sweet aftertaste that doesn’t last long. Tastes like a thicker stout with a thinner mouthfeel that goes down very smooth. Best porter I’ve had so far. wanderingman (54) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2006 Rich dark colour similar to a stout, but not as thick. Strong taste with a hint of coffee and chocolate. Nice finish with no real lingering aftertaste.
A decent porter.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2006
A very dark brown color with a ruby tinge. Somewhat small, off-white head that diminishes rather quickly. Nose is raosted malt with chocolate backing it up. Flavor is a burnt chocolate and a roasted coffee flavor with a slight inappropriate acetic/vinegar taste. Hop bitterness really only a faint flavor in the profile. Palate is lively and mostly smooth with a slight watery texture. Finally it finishes with a short and bitter-sweetness. I really don’t see the reall attractiion to this beer; it is a decent beer, but not overly interesting and not overly drinkable. The acetic flavor may be from oxidation from the long travel, but even without, I’ve had numerous porters that I prefer to this one. cperry8483 (41) - Platteville, Wisconsin, USA - APR 18, 2006
Fuller’s London Porter has a well deserved spot atop the competitive Porter category. Very bold malt balanced with hops and dark as sin, and the smoothness! Oh, the smoothness. An excellent porter, towards the top of my list, but the Sinebrichoff and Rogue Mocha are just a wee bit better. However, you can find Fuller’s everywhere, and the other two are harder to get. paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 18, 2006
Bottle. Pours black with a nice tan head. Chocolate, malt, and coffee aromas. Very nice flavors. Lots of coffee and oatmeal overtones. A little nutty i found too. Finishes warm and smooth. Very good beer. kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 18, 2006
Excellent porter. Caramely malts with a very faint hint of hop bitterness. Mouthfeel was a bit watery though. henrikb (1263) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 16, 2006
Black body, fast away creamy head leaving laces; Huge nose with character and depth: milk chocolate, smoked malt, dark roasted coffee beans and walnuts; A very full body again with loads of bitterness, great amount of carbonation; Very bitter finish with great length, loads of bitterness that grows with the length of the finish: Coffee, burnt chocolate, licorice, burnt nuts. Strange balance between nose and body.