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

Bell's PorterBell's Porter

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,964 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1964
Reviews: 944
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%


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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LacquerHead

Illinois

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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Bell's Porter from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 1,964 ratings.