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Fuller's London Porter

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.

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