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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,274 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 2,274
Reviews: 960
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 58
Gots: 125 | 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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3.94/5  rDev +2.1%

Pours opaque dark brown and almost black looking color with a 1 finger foamy tan head that was full of tiny bubbles and faded average to slowly, leaving very good lacing.

Smells of roasted malt, coffee beans, vanilla, cocoa powder, charred wood and dry herbs like tea leaf or dry hops. Roasted notes dominate, with a sweetness like a roasted coffee with hazelnut cream in it. Quite pleasant to smell.

Tastes like it smells, with coffee beans, vanilla, caramel, roasted malt, cocoa powder, charred wood, peat moss, tea leaf, dry floral hops, milk chocolate, brown sugar and pepper or other very light spices. There were a lot of flavors that were similar and hard to define, but this was still a relatively complex brew.

Aftertaste is sweet and like a frozen coffee drink mixed with some doughy yeast. The mouthfeel is light and thin, with a lighter body, a smooth feel and a slightly bitter finish which trails off like a coffee. Overall pretty tasty and very easy to drink.

CHickman, Saturday at 03:26 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

I love a good porter and that's exactly what this is. Rich malty flavor that cascades in a caramel climax that is maybe a bit pronounced, But I like it nonetheless. Very drinkable and not overly heavy. Pours a dark opaque brown, not quite black, yet extremely dark. A very good beer for a night in, a fire, and a steak.

Kris450, Sep 23, 2014
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Bell's Porter from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 2,274 ratings.