Fuller's London Porter

United Kingdom
Fuller's London Porter
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
97
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20
Description 

Brewed to 5.4% ABV, London Porter bears outstanding depth of flavour. The blend of Brown, Crystal and Chocolate malts provide earthy character and creamy delivery, while hints of coffee and chocolate carry through onto the tongue. The range of flavours works well with a wide variety of foods, from rich meat dishes to chocolate puddings.

Profile

ABV: 
5.4%
IBUs: 
37
Served at: 
52-55°F
Malts: 
Brown, Crystal and Chocolate
Judges Review 
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Judges Rating:
97
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

The aroma from this extremely dark beer is subtle and complex with a little toffee, caramel, chocolate and coffee with a slight earthiness. The flavor features chocolate and coffee mixed with a bit of nuttiness and a hint of smoke. It is remarkably easy on the palate with a medium-light body and a smooth, slightly creamy finish. The flavors become more complex and complementary as I take progressive sips and the beer warms. Rather than becoming muddled or harsh, the roast adds just the right amount of bitterness to make this a super drinkable pint. Not as hoppy in the nose or taste as American interpretations, this is a wonderful English Porter.