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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,160 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 2,160
Reviews: 954
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 50
Gots: 102 | 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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erz316

Indiana

3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 floz bottle with 9015 on the back, poured into sam smith pint glass.

A - dark brown colour for the body, a light tan for the one finger head. the body is completely clear, no turbidity whatsoever, as one can clearly make out a lightbulb when held up to it. the body, when illumiated, makes a dark cola mixed with ruby colour. the head retains decently and leaves a one cm layer across the top.

S - the nose is very delicate, if anything I can brarely get out a light sweetness, something like sweetened red bean paste. maybe there is a bit of roasted malts int the back, but other than that, all is pretty clean. yeah, that's definietly a red bean paste.

T - not bad at all, but nothing near as good as an english porter. the initial taste is roasted malts, and a touch of dark chocolate, and some light hops in the far background. that peculiar red bean taste also makes an appearance, I kind of like it. good malt profile at the back of the palate. the finish is malty, thats about it. the aftertaste is quite delicious; roasted malts, light chocolate, and a light touch of yeast come together to make a nice finish.

MF&D - the body is light and carbonated, perhaps a bit too light for my taste, but it is still very close to the style. the drinkability is fine, except that there is nothign particularly special about this beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2009 01:34:33 | More by erz316
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Appearance: Black and opaque with slight amber highlights when held to the light. Thin collar and a swirl of lacing.
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Bell's Porter from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 2,160 ratings.