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

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very good

2,413 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,413
Reviews: 974
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 63
Gots: 171 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is dark brown to almost black with a tan head. Head retention is average, with lacing slightly above average. A nice combination of cocoa, coffee, and dark fruit scents make for a very enjoyable smell. The taste is flavorful - very well balanced with nice complexity. A panorama of flavors including dark fruit, chocolate, coffee, and bitter citrus cross the palate in approximately that order. Mouthfeel is good but not outstanding for the style. I'd put this among the best porters that I've had.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Black in the glass with a one finger almost tan head, around the edges more of a dark brown/ruby color

S-Roasted, almost burnt malts, good deal of coffee as well

T-Like the nose mainly roasted malt, coffee is in there but not as much compared to the nose. Licorice flavors as well. And caramel... As it warms coffee comes out a lot more.

M-Medium bodied, smooth, but slightly thin and watery.

O-More roasty/burnt than most porters however the thin/watery mouthfeel is a let down.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

There's a high possibility that this beer is outdated.. because of where I bought it from. The date code on the back just says 9645, which I'm not familiar with.

Appearance - Pours a VERY dark brown, basically black color. Has almost no head, brown foam that dissipates instantly, and lacing is kind of thin.

Smell - Dark and roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, and caramel/toffee.

Taste - The taste is identical to the smell..

Mouthfeel - Thick, creamy body with mild carbonation.

Overall - I know that this beer is a good flavor for what it's intended to be.. but I just hate anything coffee-like. But I will not mark this down because of that.

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Bell's Porter from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 2,413 ratings.