Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2005
Cask Version at The Counting House in EC1. Firstly, this has to be one of the most amzing pubs in London. There is a huge chandelier hanging from a glass domed ceiling and up the back there is a minstrel gallery. Could you look down at all the smiling faces as Jethro Tull suggested? Too right, they would be beaming with these great Fullers beers on tap. This sits in the glass with the promise that you are going to drink something special. Lovely chocolate colour with an equal nose of chocolate mocha and black malt. There is a perfect balance in the flavour between the malt and hops and there is a presence of sticky date pudding, complete with a butterscotch sauce. I didn’t team this with the game pie of venison, rabbit, boar, bacon and mushrooms but I reckon this would be a match made in heaven. . CHW (12) - - MAY 14, 2012
Pours very dark with a little reddish tinge. Thick off white head.
Smells of roasted malt and chocolate.
Hint of coffee and caramel in the taste, sweet chocolate and roasted malts being very prominent. Goes down very quickly, fantastic beer. Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2003 Bottled. Dark brown, tawny colour. ‘Complex’ best describes this beer. You have to take your time to understand it. Rich chocolate and malt aromas. First you think its going to be sweet then its not but instead a balanced roasted malt flavour is presented, transitioning into smoked flavours that tickled the sides of the tongue. This beer is definitely a flirt, not revealing itself all at once, hence the appeal. Re-rated 14/11/2003This was already my favourite beer but last night I stumbled upon the draft version at the Butcher’s Hook & Cleaver, at Smithfield’s. An amazing pub in its own right but it had this magnificent beer on pump. Wow, so much flavour it took me an age to drink. Savouring every moment, this pub just rocked up my favourites list. lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2006
Drank this from a keg at the Bishops
Arms in Umeå in northern Sweden just as the long winter is rolling in - the perfect moment for a porter!
Appearence - dark brown, almost ink black, with a creamy tan head that followed me all the way down to the bottom of the pint glass.
Aroma - Wow!!! Huge nose of roasted coffee, chocolate, treacle and butter.
Flavour - Masses of raisins, dark fruits overlaid with chocolate, butter and expresso coffee. A slight ash/burnt aftertaste, dry and crisp, with a residual burnt sugar taste.
Palate - luxurious and sensual (steady on). Creamy and smooth with low carbonation.
Overall - If this is really what they drank in London in the early nineteenth century then I was born a hundred years too late! Wombler (27) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2008
Available every November/December time in Fullers pubs as a seasonal. This was based on 2007 cask. Dark witha thickish creamy brown head. Chocolate and coffee are both there. Lovely mouthfeel and very moreish. A lovely drop.
leccio1982 (2) - ITALY - APR 25, 2013 does not count
Rich roasted aroma, beautiful black body with rich creamy head. Light but tastefull. A must! greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 8, 2008
DAMN! Tried this several times while in England, and rating the bottled version reminded me I should dig out my notes on the cask version. It’s just such an incredible beer, warming, fruity, rich, not at all sweet. Reminds me of chocolate milk in its texture and bits of the flavour. I wish we could get this on cask in NZ. Vladivostok (489) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2015 When I first tried London Porter, I thought I had died and gone to heaven. It’s such a luscious combination of flavours. Deserves to be more widely available.Tried it on keg and it was truly awful but the cask version is something else entirely. yisratomp (22) - Aguascalientes, MEXICO - SEP 20, 2012
Sabe a cafe con chocolate, cremosa y tostada, no es seca como una guinnes, la probe con pastel de chocolate y me encanto Marduk (7918) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 19, 2016
Cask @Black Door, Helsinki. Deep brown-ruby red color. Medium size, firm dusty tan head, stays forever (I mean literally when I take last sip the head is still there!). Chocolate, roast, sweetish, tiny bit of grain in aroma. Dark chocolate, deep roast, coffee, very mild hops and grain in taste. Long lasting roasted chocolate malts in aftertaste. So smooth and tender on tongue. Absolutely mind blowing quality! Orgasmatron!