Beer 295/365 – Fuller’s London Porter

Fullers London Porter

Style: English Porter

ABV: 5.4%

Purchased at: Vintage Estate – Boardman OH

What makes this beer different: Very good porter, nice and chocolaty.

Will I be drinking this again: Yes one of the better porters I have had in awhile

Grade: A-

8/30/2010: I know porter isn’t exactly a summer style, but I have been wanting to try this beer for awhile. Plus at $1.59 for a bottle you can’t pass it up. Gotta love Ohio beer prices. I’m sure this would cost at least $3.00 here in Pittsburgh. If you are interested in reading what makes an English Porter different than an American Porter, click here.

The nose is almost all chocolate, getting some kind of fruit too, almost raisiny. The flavor is really nice, lots of sweet chocolate, again some kind of small hint of a fruit that i can’t put my finger on. Overall this beer isn’t overly complex, but the flavor is really good. Mouthfeel a little heavier than an average porter, but not by much.

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Published in: on August 30, 2010 at 1:24 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Beer 156/365 – Mayflower Porter

Style: English Porter

ABV: 5.5%

Purchased at: Argh I forget,… again. I think Jared sent me this one in a trade?

What makes this beer different: Just a solid porter overall.

Will I be drinking this again: If it was in my area I would buy a few more for sure. Very good porter.

Grade: A-

4/13/2010: I am somewhat of a history nerd in that I like knowing how certain styles of beer came to be, when they came to be, why etc. Turns out English Porters have been around since the 1700’s. It was the beer of choice for the blue collared workers during the United Kingdoms Industrial Revolution. Ok enough History Channel shtuff, time to drink.

Mayflower Porter smells very “roasty.” Pours out a bit thicker than average with only a little bit of head. The flavor is roasty, mocha-y, and a little bit of char. This beer is very smooth, and roast flavor is for sure the headliner the whole way through. Has a nice dose of sweetness as well, maybe molasses? Overall a very drinkable porter.

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Published in: on April 13, 2010 at 9:22 am  Leave a Comment  
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Beer 71/365 – Samuel Smith’s The Famous Taddy Porter

Style: English Porter

Purchased at: Vintage Estate – Boardman OH

What makes this beer different: Tons of taste for a beer so light

Will I be drinking this again: Yes

Grade: A-

1/18/2010: Excuse me for using my Steelers glass, but this time of year is very depressing when the Steelers miss the playoffs. Trying to remember the good times :cries:

As I have mentioned before I always feel like I have to drink Samuel Smith beers with my pinky out, being that the bottle is so fancy and it’s from England. This is my third Sam Smith beer, the Winter seasonal was very average, and the Russian Imperial was awesome (actually the first beer I had out of the 365).

Smells a lot like roasted coffee. The taste is an even mix of roasted coffee, and chocolate, with a tiny bit of fruit in the background? Maybe prune? This beer is very very drinkable and has a ton of flavor for how light it is. The mouthfeel is on the light to medium side, but has the flavor of a medium/heavy beer. Very good session beer. Give this a try if you have not yet.

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Published in: on January 18, 2010 at 9:30 am  Leave a Comment  
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