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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

1,960 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1960
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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Shovelbum

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this off the hand-pull tap at Ashley’s in Ann Arbor, MI.

Robust, creamy, deep-tan head. The body was a black with ruby edges. Nice bands of stratigraphic lace. Light hop aroma, but overall very clean in the nose. Creamy, velvety smooth body with mild hop bitterness and notes of roasted coffee. Slightly sweet, but not overwhelming. Not syrupy, but definitely a medium to full body. Low carbonation of the hand-pull, accentuating the velvet mouthfeel.

The cask-conditioning and hand-pull may have had something to do with it, but this was an excellent porter. Smooth mouthfeel, great balance between the hops and roasted malts and tame sweetness, combine to make this one of the most ideal session porters that have passed my lips.

Serving type: cask

10-20-2005 20:52:14 | More by Shovelbum
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S: not a whole lot there for a porter. But a little toastiness.
T: the way a porter should taste. That is all.
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Bell's Porter from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 1,960 ratings.