TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 18, 2006
A bit light in color and body, this porter does nothing to break the mold, but exemplifies it. A simple malty character that screams of coffee flavors and a little bitterness add up to a well constructed and pleasant drink. JohnnyJ (5571) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 14, 2006
UPDATED: APR 18, 2007 Pours black with light brown head. Smokey chocolate aroma. Coffee, chocolate, and roasted flavors, with some fruit. Very good smokey flavors and smooth. thebaldwizard (1365) - Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2006
The Fuller’s Porter pours a rich black color with a very nice tan head that stays around quite some time and leaves significant lacing. All I got in the aroma was coffee and lots of it. The taste was also very strong of coffee--with a nice taste of bitterness mixed in there as well. The finish was tasty, and definitely sticks around that palate for awhile. Overall a very good porter." Fin (11070) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2006
Bottle picked up at Waitrose, Witney. Aroma is chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate great aroma. Poured black with light beige head, wonderful smooth taste with great roasted coffee, chocolate and malts all vying for attention this is a very, very good porter that I have had before but forgotten about. I am so glad that I have tried it again this is so moreish. PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - JUL 10, 2006
Pours very dark almost blank, tan head. Aroma is quite pleasant, roasted malt and milk chocolate. Flavor is coffee, bittersweet chocolate, sweet malt, and some vanilla. Nice creamy body. Complex yet drinkable. Good stuff.
themadmumis (347) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2006
Wow! This is by far the best Porter I’ve ever had. Very smooth and complex tastes. Borderline stoutish brew that brings it home. Highly drinkable and recommended. IPAndy (120) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2006
Bottle is a little past drink by (April 06). Aroma is roasted malt and milk chocolate. Small head, with slight carbonation (which I think is a plus in a porter). Flavor is big time chocolate, a bit of coffee, some vanilla, some caramel. Finish is creamy and extremely well balanced with bittering hops and a bit of sourness. This is the bar by which I measure other porters. TonyBanannas (36) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2006
Bottle, pours black with a light almond head. Nice lace. I’ve had stronger porters but this wasnt bad being I was drinking it outside.(It’s hot, I always enjoyed a porter or stout more in the winter.) Aroma is very choclate. Taste has the same with a mix of carmel and hops, the finish is all choclate which is my favortie part about this brew. Not my favorite porter but a good one none the less. LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2006
pours from the bottle a vcery dark brown with thin, quickly rousable, and lacy oatmeal colored head. Aromas include roasted malt, coffee (almost kahlua like), with some carmel malt, and something like those Reisin candies. Just a touch of spice and smoke round this one out nicely. Hoppier than i expected from an English porter, with a chewy chocolate characteristic, with carmel malt, oatmeal, molasses, and light roast coffee, much like a breakfast blend. A touch light on the palate, thin and perfect carbonation, but overall very good. PilsnerPeter (3049) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2006
Pours black with light brown head, not much retention. Aroma is mainly of chocolate malt roastyness and gingersnap cookie. Creamy body, flavor was smooth upfront roasty chocolate malt. Nice toasted mocha flavors with an espresso like finish. Drinkable and quality porter.