TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2006 12 oz bottle. Big 3 inch head. A tan bubbling cesspool as it settles to a slice of loofa, then to doily. Deep ebony color. Aroma of 7-Up with just the faintest coffee and chocolate; more as it warms. Licorice and a little smoke. Taste is bitter and sort of chocolatey. Coffee comes through in the middle. Creamy but not rich. I didn’t get the alcohol I expected but higher ABV might help. Hoping this would be close to the Alpha Klaus but just so-so.
Diogène (1208) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2006
Bottle Very dark brown to black body with a medium brown head. Aroma is coffee, and chocolate. Taste is coffee, chocolate and malt with a nice touch of bitterness. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2006
Clear dark cherry body with a thin creamy off-white head. Aroma of dark roasted malts and molassas. Flavor of coffee with light bitterness and chocolate malt, but with a decent helping of molassas. beerdrinker101 (56) - USA - FEB 28, 2006
A coffee aroma with plenty of chocolate. The taste is sweet and that of coffee. The bitter aftertaste is perfect. This is up there with the Anchor Porter. decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 26, 2006
A rich coffee aroma with chocolate and malt. A quickly diminishing head with little lace. Light sweetness and excellent bitterness make this beer a true drinking pleasure. Creamy full body with soft carbonation across the tongue. Finishes with that bitter you gotta love. I’d love to be able to make one that is just a little sweeter. Man this baby is good.
jcr (2726) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Deep ruby color. Aroma is roasty and sweet — chocoate and toffee. The flavor is full of roasted malts, chocolate and a hint of coffee and smoke. Slightly bitter aftertaste that lingers with a roasted coffee taste. Smooth and creamy on the palate. An outstanding porter. Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Awesome black body with a light ivroy head. Excellent chocolate malts and some creams, maybe some coffee accents as well. Good coffee accents in the body, great smooth ending. NewSkeptic (5) - New Hartford, Iowa, USA - FEB 24, 2006 does not count
Pours clear, very dark red brown (nearly black) with a small short lived head. The aroma is complex and a perfect blend of chocolate malts, roasted malts and earthy hints of yeast and vanilla. The aroma is so delightful you will want to breathe it in often while enjoying this porter. The flavor is exquisite - mild coco wrapped in sweetness supported by roasted malts and coffee, finishing dry and clean with a slight bitterness. The mouth feel is very smooth and creamy yet without coating. A lingering aroma of chocolate malt and coffee finish off the delightful experience. Fortunately Fuller’s London Porter is readily available and reasonably priced. Its complex flavor and aroma profile beg to be enjoyed as a solo beverage or as a dinner dessert. Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2006
I was shocked to discover that I hadn’t rated this beer yesterday so I made a point of picking one up tonight. Funny thing is I have had this several times since I joined this fine community. Pours a genre defining near black color that is nonetheless brown. A lovely pungent aroma of coffee and chocolate assaults the nostrils with joy. Strong coffee flavors dominate this beer but a rich chocolate finish brings things back around in a lovely sweet fashion. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth and the lingering chocolate flavor is a delight long after the beer is finished. This is proof that a beer doesn’t have to be loaded with alcohol to be rich and complex. A great beer that is fairly easy to find. nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2006
Dark brown reddish pour with a light tan head. Awesome aroma roasty of chocolate and coffee. The flavor is toasty, with chocolate and coffee notes coming though quite nicely. Very malty on the tounge with a warm bitter coffee finish. This is a great porter, the best I’ve had so far. Very well balanced and great for the colder months.