Would it be heresy to name as Beer of the Week during the month of St. Patrick a black ale from England? Perhaps, but let’s do it anyway as a reminder that while Eire may have made the stout style famous, both that black ale and its oft-overlooked brethren, porter, were born in London.In contrast to the ebony hue of Irish stout, Fuller’s London Porter is closer to mahogany in color, and possessed of an aroma more chocolaty than roasty, more stewed fruit than black licorice. In the body, too, ...
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