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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,139 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 2,139
Reviews: 953
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 49
Gots: 96 | FT: 3
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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BucannonXC5

California

3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: Bine & Vine Bottleshop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $2.19
Purchased: June 6, 2014
Consumed: June 6, 2014
Misc.: Packaged on April 3, 2014

Poured an almost pitch black color with two fingers of khaki-tan head, which settled along nicely on the top. Very good amount of spiderweb, layered lacing along the sides of the glass. Fantastic retention on the top of the glass all the way down.

Smelled caramel espresso malts. Also toffee, roasty nuts, buttery malts, dark chocolate, caramel fudge and faint coffee beans.

Tasted dark chocolate, crayon, smoky fire, almost ashtray, bitter coffee notes, roasty nutty malts, slight butter malts and a bit of burnt toast.

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish.

A pretty good porter overall. Not my favorite, but probably better than most. I’d have it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 06:07:56 | More by BucannonXC5
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Bell's Porter from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 2,139 ratings.