Saturday, September 4, 2010
London Porter (Fuller's)
Ratebeer 3.97 100th percentile
Beer Advocate A-
The nose was full of milk chocolate goodness and a little roast/smoke. Like most English canned beer the head started off pretty good and fluffy but vanished quickly. The taste was just like the nose announced: smooth, sweet, creamy chocolate, roasted and not very bitter. The fuggles hops gave a slight velvety bitterness but nothing pronounced.
There was a slight roasted chocolate aftertaste with a little stale coffee mixed in.
Alcohol Content 0 5.4%
Fuller's makes a very drinkable porter. It was not challenging to the taste buds, but it did make them happy.
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I found this at the local LCBO while in Toronto. Sadly that was about all I found worth drinking.
This should be the standard against which all porters are rated. Fuller's had it all: sweet chocolate malts, not too bitter, roast/smoke and a velvety mouthfeel.
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