overall
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99
style
Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: Porter
London, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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 – especially chocolate pudding. 5.4% ABV.

NOTE: Most Fuller’s beer in the US is served by handpump kegs and not a cask. Ask your server.

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3.9
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2011
On cask at Cask Days 2011 at Hart House, served in an English pint glass. Pours hazy molasses with a minimal, rocky tan head. The head mostly remains and leaves a small amount of lace. On the nose, there are notes of coffee and chocolate, along with roast malts, earth and delicate herbal hops. The flavour is moderately sweet throughout with dark roasted notes of coffee and chocolate. It is balanced with a light hop bitterness. The finish is long, dry and roasty. On the palate, it is medium-full in body with a creamy texture and slight carbonation. Overall, this is a great coffeeish/chocolatey porter with a surprisingly creamy texture. Much better than the bottled version and worth seeking out. 2011-10-30

4.4
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, 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 hasn’t been in as perfect condition - 4.0

3.7
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 4, 2006
[cask at The Rover] Roasted coffee aroma, some chocolate, slightly burnt, berry fruit. full body, dry, hopped finish.

3.4
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2009
Cask at Old Bank, Turku. Black, coarse light beige head. Nose is grainy malts, stale coffee and liquorice. Flavor holds a lot of salty liquorice, coffee, burned grainy malts and little yeastiness.A tad watery and light palate for the style. Very different from the pasteurised version, and not really for the better.

3.6
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2009
Cask at Mahars. Pours a nice dark brown with a great head. Extremely thick feel for a cask, flavor is mild and sweet, slightly tart.

4.1
caribou43 (1024) - Lausanne/Sevilla/Lima, SWITZERLAND - JUL 10, 2016
I drank this beer yesterday at Lausanne, during a barbecue with friends. It is a safe value, roasted malt, chocolate, hop, bitterness and dry finish, overall well balanced and nice black body with brown and white foam. I love this porter and the price is correct regarding the qualitym

4.5
MissPxx (991) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2015
Gorgeous dark volume. Chocolatey and refreshing. Gorgeous malty aromas. This is very very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2010 In the past week I’ve had two bottles, a gravicask version @ St Albans Fest and also cask at JDW. I know JDW isn’t exactly the best place for cask ales with all the sparkler business but I have to say it did look quite nice. I was not impressed with the gravicask at all, I found it quite thin and bland and gave it quite low scores, however the one at JDW was pretty good. Dark brown with a thick, lasting malty head. Nose of roasted malts, cocoa, yeast and coffee. Taste is much the same with some nutty caramel notes and hoppy finish. Decent texture in the mouth. I’ll prolly get caned for saying this on here but I actually prefer the bottled version. Will soon be on cask at my local Fullers pub so will re-rate at that point. (7,4,7,3,16)
Re-rate:
@ the Shooting Star, Liverpool St.
Was lovely this time around, I’d say the best I’ve had to date. Poured jet black with a small beige head, the roastyness of the malts really stood out. Still had the cocoa and coffee notes but the mouthfeel was just sublime. In this condition, it’s a world class beer!

4.2
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2014
Backlog. Fuller’s beers are always iconic and the cask-version of london porter should stand as an example to all other beers in this category.

3.3
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Pours clear, dark brown with no head or lacing. Aroma is chocolate and dark, lightly roasted malt. Light, juicey mouthfel. Fruit forward with a very roast flavor. Slightly nutty as wel with a full, wet finish.


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