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

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very good

2,410 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,410
Reviews: 973
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 63
Gots: 170 | FT: 5
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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Photo of thetomG
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with a bit of tan head and a little lacing.

Aroma is very sweet and malty. Flavor is similar but also has some hints of dark chocolate and some bitterness.

Very smooth and light in the mouth.

Not overly impressed by this one, but it is tasty enough and very drinkable.

Photo of beerFool28607
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of TheLevi4000
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of jason_nwx
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of JayCheG
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of heebes
3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle.

Pours a dark black with a substantail tan foam head that has little retention. Nose is burnt chocolate malts. Roasted and smokey with a slight hop presence. Not as much substance in flavour following the auroma. Has a sort of fizzy weak coffee malt flavour that tastes watery. Mouthfeel is left dry, perhaps over carbonated. Overall, good abv range and easily handled but left me desiring more.

Photo of TempeBeerMan
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of WKyle
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of WestHam973
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of SuperSpy
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark brown with a long-lasting, foamy head. Some light gets through when you look closely, but you wouldn't notice unless the room was very well lit. The head finally dies to a small foam cap but there is very little lacing.

The aroma has some very mild roast and smells a little sweet, with just a hint of toffee. Very nice.

The flavor is similar to the aroma but has the addition of unsweetened chocolate, and burnt as well as roasted malts. It's dark and mildly sweet. The body is on the light side of medium and goes well with the flavor.

When you drink this beer you know you're drinking a porter. You don't have to ask yourself "is this a stout?" Overall I'm impressed and will be drinking this one again.

Photo of mcaulifww
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very dark brown to almost black with a light tan head. I did'nt get much head despite a pretty rough pour. Some lacing.

Smells of dark chocolates and coffee. A little smokiness is also present.

Taste follows the smell nicely. Nice chocolatey bitter finish. Coffee aftertaste that lingers.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied. Good carbonation. Smooth.

Overall this is good.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Bell's Porter from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 2,410 ratings.