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Bell's Porter - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,330 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 2,330
Reviews: 966
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 57
Gots: 141 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 02-06-2002)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, dated 9/17/2014. Poured into a Bell's snifter 10/23/2014.

A- Darker cola brown body, one finger offwhite head with fair retention time. Eventually drops into a medium density foam with a bubbly collar. Moderate lacing. Pretty much par for the course. [3.75]

S- Milk chocolate sweetness, bitter espresso, moderate roasted malt. Slight hint of smoke. Dark chocolate. [4]

F- Cold-brewed black coffee, roast malt character, milk chocolate sweetness near the finish that is ultimately bitter espresso mixed in with a surprising sweet lactose-like finish, making me think of cream. Nice complexity with some subtle touches to it. Very tasty. [4.25]

M- Medium bodied, silky smooth and creamy. Not particularly oily or resinous, but it does have a nice earthy finish that is dry and soothing. [4]

O- Very nice porter. The richness and sweetness on this one gives it a bit more of a "cream and one sugar" quality to the otherwise predominant coffee-forward roasted malt character. I enjoyed this one quite a bit. In my opinion, this stacks up quite well to the usual characters such as Edmund Fitzgerald, Smuttynose, Founders Porter, Black Butte. This seems like quite the underrated porter to me. [4]

Final score: 4.10

Stevedore, Oct 23, 2014
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Pours pitch black. Strong frothy head reduces to khaki lacing. Scents of Breakfast Blend coffee and biscuits waft off. Good porter bitterness on the nose. Some acids courtesy of coffee, toasted barley, and a bit of smoked peet. Mid-palate it is coffee, some cocoa, and a lingering tartness. The back palate is all malt and biscuits with some lingering coffee notes. Fairly dry, but still very drinkable. Like a good cup of Arabica. Aftertaste is all coffee and toasted barley. 4 out of 5. Very good. Recommended.

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Bell's Porter from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 2,330 ratings.