Bell's Porter - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by psuKinger:
3.85/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottle poured into my Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass.
A: Pours a moderately dark shade of black, with a nice tan head on top, moderately sized, which receded fairly quickly but didn't completely disappear.
S: Roasty and creamy, a nice combination of coffee and vanilla as well. Maybe just a hint of grapefruit shining through.
T: Flavor begins with classic roasted notes. Vanilla begins to make itself present as the glass warms. A light blast of pine and grapefruit arrive near the end.
M: A bit thin for my liking. Nice creaminess, though. Certainly not a dry finish.
D/O: Vanilla-roast became more pronounced, and the finish improved, as the beer warmed. But it still remained a bit thin. This would probably be an enjoyable Porter during the heat of Summer, but it's not an ideal Winter Porter.
Serving type: bottle
10-31-2012 21:40:48 | More by psuKinger
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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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