Beaver (1799) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2004
The London Porter pours a dark brown with ruby highlights. It has a smallish brown head that quickly goes down to a thin film and then completely disappears.JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - AUG 12, 2004
Its aroma is chocolate and caramel malts and some dry, chalky toffee / butterscotch.
The flavor is acidic, bitter chocolate with some caramel malts and a strong butterscotch flavor. The butterscotch became a little overwhelming as it warmed - both in flavor and aroma. It has a chalky, slightly bitter finish. It is thinner than I expected and under-carbonated.
Overall, I was expecting a lot from this, and was very disappointed. I’ve had much better porters. I wonder if I had a bad bottle - it is 3 months before the best by date though.
(on bottle)100 overall? Well, by all means, this must be the mother of all porters. Roast and coffee is two things that pops up in both sent, mouth and finish. Not very complex in turms of levels but it´s difinite use of a few strings makes it fantastic. And I just love the watery mouthfeel, real porterstyle and makes you soak into a new and a new... NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2006 Classic Porter smell and look. Roasted chocalate overtones and great malty, toasty and roasty mouthfeel. Well rounded and balanced with ample chocolate and coffee notes. Worthy of its praise.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2006 Nice mouthfeel, but nothing to go crazy over. Smooth. It does lack an edge, but is a very palatable brew.This is a smooth, decent porter, but way....wait, let me use all caps for badly need emphasis...WAY overrated. There is no way on this earth this ale warrants a rating over 4---absolutely no way. It’s good, but only because it’s on the positive side of being close to average. There’s definitely some good choco-coffee flavour but definitely sans the character that ALL of the best examples exhibit. All the dark malt flavours are there, and it’s nice, but the oomph is missing.
jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2005 Pours a transparent reddish dark brown with a small head. Aroma is of delicious roasted coffee. Taste is of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Very tasty, slightly burnt aftertaste. Mouthfeel is full and round but not that thick on the palate. Bold and delicious, leaves a nice lingering coffee taste. Simply delightful. Highly recommended.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2004
Dark brown almost black...smells of chocolate and coffee...tastes thick and chewy...a fuller (hahaha) bodied beer than I expected...finishes is sweet and a little apparent alcohol... rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2004 Dark amber, nice offwhite head. Aroma from coffee and cocoa. Flavor is coffe, cocoa and chocolate. I really like the Fullers beers, but expected this one to be better. I have to look for this one on tap somewhere. pughy1957 (62) - Rugby, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2004
A rich smooth ale with a lovely chocolate malt taste. Ideal for sitting and sipping on a cokld winters night. This is however no session ale and would be hard to drink in quantity mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - JUL 29, 2004
Black beer with a brownish head. The nose is roasty with ints of chocolate. At first sip I tasted bitter chocolate followed by a roasty hoppy bitterness. Quite nice. eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 27, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2006 Black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasty with hints of prunes and figs. Has a nice rich mouthful. Starts with a chocolate taste, then moves to a more fruit taste, and finally comes back to a dark chocolate finish. The chocolate malts really dominate most of the taste. Has some roast and fruit in there for a nice compliment to the chocolate. One tasty mother fucking porter.