Fuller’s London Porter is the next brew that will be featured on this beer blog. If you read my beer blog post on their ESB, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not read that beer blog post, please, that beer blog post to get to know this brewery. Let us get into the beer.
It has a jet black color without a head on the beer. The smell is rich chocolate black coffee. The taste of this light to medium body beer is dark chocolate and coffee with a dry dark chocolate aftertaste. It is not drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
Fuller’s London Porter is an award-winning example of this historic English style; smooth and creamy with delicious chocolate and coffee flavors derived from the roasted malts.
The Griffin Brewery in Chiswick, London, has been brewing fine ales since 1654.
The Fuller, Smith & Turner partnership, dating back to 1845, brews an excellent range of award-winning ales, many of which are available in the USA, including London Pride pale ale and the world’s original ESB. I hope you will enjoy trying all our fine ales.
Here is a description from their website (www.fullers.co.uk):
Fuller’s London Porter, is widely regarded as the World’s Finest Porter: having won awards all over the world, London Porter is regularly voted the number one Porter on beer websites such as http://www.ratebeer.com, a tremendous accolade to our brewing team. The origins of Porter date back to London in the early eighteenth century, and the beer has seen fame around the world, from Ireland to the USA and Australia. It was the dominant beer style in London for quite some time, and takes its name from the street and river porters of the city who carried goods around the streets.
Fuller’s London Porter captures the flavours of those original brews perfectly, although you won’t find a cloudy pint these days! Rich, dark and complex, at 5.4% ABV the beer has an outstanding depth of flavour.
It is brewed from a blend of Brown, Crystal and Chocolate malts for a creamy delivery balanced by traditional Fuggles hops. The range of flavours works well with a wide variety of foods, ranging from rich meat dishes, to oysters, and even chocolate puddings.
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In the end, this is a great classic porter from Fuller’s. This beer is rich and smooth with a ton of chocolate and coffee notes. There is a lot going in this brew. I can see many American Craft Breweries trying to make their own version of this great beer. If you love porters, this is one porter you have to try before you make any judgement on other porters in the world. This porter is in my top five porters of all time. I recommend you trying this brew. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser