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Brewed by Fuller's
Style: Porter
Chiswick, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 200   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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3.6
Hermod (8349) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2012
Cask @ Kitty’s , Helsinki. Dark brown, thin but lasting brown head. Chocolate, roasted aroma, light fruitiness. Flavor has roasted malt,coffee, milk chocolate, hops. Long finish with coffee,nutty and roasted notes. Excellent.

3.6
DruncanVeasey (8283) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2008
UPDATED: APR 12, 2008 Top of the bill, Cov ’08. Onto the big guns now...salty, creamy cocoa-heavy Baltic-like complexity, brine, powdery chocolate and roast. Aroma red vinous and chocolatey. Lovely balance of creamy/charred notes, and BOVRIL. The character of a Baltic porter/imperial stout several % stronger (Pardubický Porter?) Big, serious, dangerous beer.

3.9
JaBier (8253) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2010
On cask at Elephant & Castle. Darkest brown pour with a big tan head. Roasty chocolate malt aroma with hints of coffee. Roasty flavor up front with some nice chocolate sweetness before a dry coffee finish. Great beer, but I think I may like the bottle better.

4.2
RichTheVillan (8248) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
Cask at Old Joint Stock; dark brown pour with velvety tan head, roasted malt aroma, roasted malt taste along with coffee a hint of vanilla some sweetness, excellently slick mouthfeel, reputation deserved.

3.2
Finn (8149) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
NWAF 25 Jan 13. Ekstremt mørkebrun / svart. Lavt film-skum. Innholdsrik aroma. Svisker. Mørke plommer. Smaken er tunge, mørke frukter. Litt sherrypreg. Antydning til røyk som et bakteppe. Tørr avslutning.

3.6
ogivlado (8108) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 11, 2007
Cask at Barrow Boy And Banker, Southwark, London.
1/2pint. Reddish/brown coloured, small creamy head, buttery nose. Sweet roasted malt, chocolate and coffee aroma with few alcohol hints in the finish. Very smooth and a bit too bitter.

4.3
jonas (8035) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2002
Re-rate from cask: Great! The best porter i have tried to date - lovely chocolate and coffee flavors and a nice full body.

3.4
mjs (7685) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2010
(Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki) Poured deep dark brown and clear. Head was long lasting and medium sized and it had brown shading. Aroma contained roastedness, chocolate and coffee. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were burntness, ash, mildly coffee and medium bitterness. Aftertaste bitter and burnt. I found this one too burnt.

3.6
larsga (7656) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2007
Small beige head. Deep dark red body, barely translucent. Soft delicate roasty licorice aroma. Soft sweet chocolate and licorice taste with earthy delicate roasted almond notes. Soft, smooth mouthfeel. Some fruitiness, some coffee. Dry roasted almonds aftertaste lingers. Very delicate and clear. Nice! (0.5pt cask at Churchill Arms.)

3.8
tiong (7620) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2012
Cask @ Kitty’s, Helsinki

Pours pitch black with a small and bubbly beige head. Smooth aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee hints. Taste is pleasantly smooth with slightly roasted malts and chocolate. Hints of licorice and coffee as well. Silky smooth, but slightly watery finish with hints of fruity hops. Well balanced and tasty real ale.


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