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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,223 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 2,223
Reviews: 957
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 50
Gots: 114 | 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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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-23-2012 08:34:49 | More by CarolinaKev
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tripledbrew

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-23-2012 00:06:02 | More by tripledbrew
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rmehughes

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-22-2012 14:55:31 | More by rmehughes
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dprophet

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-22-2012 09:52:22 | More by dprophet
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wallyworld68

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-22-2012 04:32:15 | More by wallyworld68
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jar2574

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Great pour, big tan head over black beer that will show tiny bits of ruby color when held up to light. Good lacing and head retention. Nice.

Smell is subdued roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts too, but unfortunately there is a little bit of a watery aftertaste, which I found odd. Didn't expect the finish to be so plain. On the tongue there is some smokiness. Some acidic bitterness to the roasted malts.

Mouthfeel isn't as creamy as I'd like in a porter - too watery.

I love Bell's. This is a fine beer. But good, not great, which is less than I expect from this brewery.

01-22-2012 00:45:47 | More by jar2574
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poppyjohn

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-21-2012 22:42:19 | More by poppyjohn
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RWNewhouse

Montana

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

01-20-2012 22:30:13 | More by RWNewhouse
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rowew

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-19-2012 04:21:16 | More by rowew
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4.35/5  rDev +12.7%

12 Oz poured into a pint glass

A- Clearish black with red and orange hues. A nice looking 2 finger light tan head.
S- A smooth smell of light roasted coffee beans. Dark chocolate. A variety of roasted malts. Some astringent hop bitterness.
T- This beer has a smooth but bitter caramel taste and feel. Good amounts of roasted coffee. A smokey feel and little smokey taste. A constantly changing taste. This beer is not about the hops but they're there in perfect balance.
M- This is a very refreshing porter, a somewhat light character considering the beer style. Good mouth feel and a burnt aftertaste. An easy to drink porter.
O- This is a very good porter, Bells can do no wrong in my opinion.

01-19-2012 01:40:26 | More by TwelveOunces
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spkissane

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-17-2012 19:47:49 | More by spkissane
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nmeiborg

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-17-2012 18:33:20 | More by nmeiborg
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Charlesl22

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-17-2012 01:40:41 | More by Charlesl22
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Cluker

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-16-2012 01:49:28 | More by Cluker
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page101

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-16-2012 00:16:52 | More by page101
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plusorminus

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-15-2012 03:28:49 | More by plusorminus
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wages

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-14-2012 23:18:22 | More by wages
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GallowsThief

Florida

3.73/5  rDev -3.4%

On tap at The House of Brews.

A – Black as night on the pour. Light tan head but not much of one. Settled down quickly and left a cover.

S – Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, toffee and vanilla.

T – Chocolate flavor starts it with a bit of sweetness. Roasted malts lends to some smokiness in the flavor. Vanilla and toffee. Coffee has a nice presence in it that definitely gives it a bite of bitterness towards the end. It did finish with more lingering sweetness.

M – Medium to heavy bodied. Definitely has a thick mouthfeel. Coats the palate.

O – Solid flavors and taste. Has a little bit more sweetness then I prefer but overall a solid brew.

01-14-2012 15:48:14 | More by GallowsThief
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PaulMc

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-14-2012 04:50:02 | More by PaulMc
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Blackmajic

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

01-13-2012 23:18:42 | More by Blackmajic
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%

Since it's Bell's week (Hopslam hit the stores today), I thought I would seek out a Bell's I had not tried. So here comes a mild,smokey porter. I normally would not seek out a beer like this and will avoid this one in the future.

It a well-crafted brew. The aroma is good - mild and smokey, like the taste. It looks great in the glass. The aftertaste is a bit malty, with less of the roasty flavor.

I do not intend to buy this again.

01-13-2012 03:48:46 | More by schoolboy
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Jamstone714

Florida

3/5  rDev -22.3%

01-13-2012 02:48:10 | More by Jamstone714
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davewilson

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-11-2012 19:28:18 | More by davewilson
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ChefHopMeister

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-11-2012 14:06:44 | More by ChefHopMeister
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rubbie

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-11-2012 10:12:53 | More by rubbie
Bell's Porter from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 2,223 ratings.