On a recent trip to my local purveyor, I picked up a bottle of Fuller’s London Porter as a part of a mixed six. From the Fuller’s site:
“London Porter captures the flavors of the original entire brews perfectly, although you won’t find a cloudy pint these days! Smooth, rich, and strong (5.4% alcohol by volume), London Porter is brewed from a blend of Brown, Crystal and Chocolate malts for a creamy delivery balanced by traditional Fuggles hops. Definitely worth a sip if you fancy something stronger and darker than coffee!”
I found the London Porter to have the following characteristics.
- Appearance: Black with light foam and good lacing.
- Aroma: Sweet malt, chocolate and coffee.
- Taste: A little thinner than a Guinness with a really great blend of chocolate and coffee and a slightly burnt finish.
- ABV: 5.4%
I had never had a Fuller’s and was pleasantly surprised by the London Porter. This was a very good beer.