Bell's Porter - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by flagmantho:
4/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Packaged 2/15/12.
Appearance: extremely dark brown hue with traces of ruby when held up to the light. Head pours two fingers of frothy tan foam with decent retention. Nice!
Smell: smooth, chocolatey malt aroma with just a hint of vegetal hop character. A good, solid porter bouquet.
Taste: rich, malty flavor; slightly sweet with a fair amount of chocolate character and a hint of roastiness. Dries out a little toward the end, where it meets up with that light vegetal character. Solid!
Mouthfeel: medium body with a somewhat low level of carbonation but a nice smoothness nonetheless. I like it.
Overall: a very tasty, well-crafted porter. This would be a go-to beer for me if it were sold around here.
Serving type: bottle
09-11-2012 02:08:22 | More by flagmantho
More User Reviews:
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.
87 out of 100 based on 2,113 ratings.