Bell's Porter - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by LacquerHead:
3.23/5 rDev -16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This had no transparency; it had a black brownish color with a relatively light tan head.
The aroma was on the lighter side. It had a typical robust smell. There weren't any stand-out aromas.
The taste was okay. Like the aroma, the taste was on the lighter side for porters. There was the expected robust malt flavor. At first it kind of reminded me of a roasted malted root beer. For the most part there were faint ghost flavors showing up now and again, always in the far back ground. Most porters come alive as they warm up, but this one didn't really do that.
M/F: well carbonated but not too distracting.
D: easy to drink. It had a slight sipping quality.
Conclusion: it was a borderline average porter. It was a little thin on taste for a porter. For a craft brewery, this was well below par. This was the kind of beer someone could have on any day for any occasion. Nothing really memorable.I probably wouldn't purchase this again. It was too thin and there are better porters for the same price range.
Serving type: bottle
04-09-2011 00:53:08 | More by LacquerHead
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3.88/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12oz bottle to a pint glass. I got this on a trade and it's been sitting in the refrigerator a couple weeks. I was craving breakfast burritos for dinner and this was a nice addition.
A: dark cola color with a lovely khaki head with nice lacing. Ok retention.
S: not a whole lot there for a porter. But a little toastiness.
T: the way a porter should taste. That is all.
M: a little more carbonation than I would like. Medium body.
O: I really enjoyed this. Not a lot of complexity, but very drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2014 01:44:56 | More by BurdockBoy
Bell's Porter from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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