Bell's Porter - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by Brenden:
3.65/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The color is very dark, closest to black of any beer I've seen. It pours a good, thick head with some nice lacing. Malts are strong as well as some toastiness in smell. I also detected a subtle fruitiness. There's about a medium to strong body with a smooth taste. A little bit of harshness at first sip that translates well to a burnt toastiness. Hops can be tasted pretty strongly and the finish is dry. Quite drinkable. I would recommend this as one to try.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2009 20:49:14 | More by Brenden
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3.31/5 rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a very dark brown color. The head is a finger high, and mocha in shade. Retention isn't fantastic, I must say. A small ring of lacing is left on the glass.
S: This has a nice sweet tone - molasses, smoke, brown sugar, caramel, and chocolate come through nicely. There isn't a lot of roasted malt, though. Even more chocolate appears as it warms up.
T: At first, I'm getting a subtle roast that I missed from the nose. Brown sugar appears in the midtaste, and the finish is faintly hoppy. Touches of roast also appear on the back end after a while. Well-made, but a pretty standard example of the style.
M: The texture is a tad rough, but far from harsh. It doesn't strike me as being too sweet or too dry finishing. Carbonation is medium, not falling into the pratfall of fizziness some porters do.
O: This is a nice porter that brings a decent brown sugar note, it just isn't a *great* porter. I certainly wouldn't kick her out of bed, but I'd much rather fuck someone like Founders Porter instead.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 22:14:07 | More by ThisWangsChung
Bell's Porter from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 2,107 ratings.