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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,258 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 2,258
Reviews: 958
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 53
Gots: 122 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Nikolai, Feb 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

tdmccarthy, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of AdamBear
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A-dark brown with a thin tan head, barely there

S-pretty strong scent of dark roasted coffee. has a slight bitterness. its pretty good smelling.

T-comes in with a really good taste of dark roasted and smoked malts. reminds me of a rich coffee. the taste pretty much ends there. the after-taste is matching but weak.

M-good creamy medium carbonation with a good creamy finish. extremely smooth.

O-this is a good porter. its very smooth. the taste seems to get lost as you drink this, except the smoked taste stays. its very drinkable. this isn't groundbreaking, but its one of the easy porters that i could drink all night long, and i don't have to give an arm and a leg to obtain it.

AdamBear, Jan 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Yalc, Jan 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

ninner00, Jan 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

PhineasGage, Jan 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

danielp215, Jan 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

mtparty37, Jan 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

satellite86, Jan 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Sloppymilkshake, Jan 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

CarolinaKev, Jan 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

tripledbrew, Jan 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

rmehughes, Jan 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

dprophet, Jan 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

wallyworld68, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of jar2574
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

jar2574, Jan 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

poppyjohn, Jan 21, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

RWNewhouse, Jan 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

rowew, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of TwelveOunces
4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

TwelveOunces, Jan 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

spkissane, Jan 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

nmeiborg, Jan 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Charlesl22, Jan 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Cluker, Jan 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

page101, Jan 16, 2012
Bell's Porter from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 2,258 ratings.