Bell's Porter - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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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
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
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
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
Bell's Porter from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 2,223 ratings.