Bell's Porter - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by chicagoabbot:
4.08/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12 oz into a tulip...where does one draw the line between a stout and a porter? making a more stoutly porter does add some appeal to the masses but I'm not sure I'd call this a porter, if one is to take the classic stance that acidity (sourness) is the divider. more sour porters don't sell quite as well. this is a fine beer with a very dark body, good balance, smooth robust malts and a sweet full nose. I'm not totally sure I'd call this a porter if I stumbled upon this recipe, but I'd call it a damn fine session stout. cheers to Bell's for another fine beer.
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2011 06:47:40 | More by chicagoabbot
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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.
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