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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,313 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 2,313
Reviews: 964
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 58
Gots: 139 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.6%

oldvines, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

nanocneirbo, Dec 31, 2011
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4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a deep dark brown body with reddish hues around the edges. A nice 2-finger khaki head with good retention. It takes a long time to fall, and stays at a pretty thick cap and leaves great lacing. A very beautiful looking beer.

S- Roasted malts, slight smokiness, caramel, chocolate, and espresso. The caramel relly stands out.

T- Roasted malts, caramel malts, sweet milk chocolate, some coffee, and a slight bitterness in the end.

MF- Medium bodied and creamy feel to this one.

LtCracker20, Dec 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

wilfonzo, Dec 29, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

TCgoalie, Dec 29, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Grebdioz, Dec 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

brotherloco, Dec 27, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Fallingonwater10, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Antnyd82, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

porterguy41, Dec 23, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

IlPostino, Dec 23, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

NvMyBeer, Dec 21, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An opaque black beer with a small, quickly dissipating head, spotty lacing. Visibly carbonated and on the thin-bodied side. Roasted, malty aroma with dark coffee, molasses, and a touch of fruity sweetness underneath.

Flavor is very much the same but has a more assertive, bitter hoppiness. Coffee flavors become much more vivid over time. Nice roastiness.

Lively carbonation that prickles the tongue a bit; a little thin but appropriate for the style. Very easy drinking. A beer that really opens up as it breathes; complex roast, coffee, hop, char, burnt sugar and creme brulee flavors emerge.

tobelerone, Dec 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Weegee40, Dec 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

twkirkby, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

TasteTester, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

Goldfoot, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

dannyfrost, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

cheers405, Dec 15, 2011
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3.05/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle - 1 of 5 in a double-blind tasting.

A - Dark brown/black, no light coming through. Good head, not sticking to the glass much.

S - Not the best first impression. A little skunky/old smelling. Not much sweetness. Some grassiness in there or maybe a barnyard smell.

T - Way different than the smell. Refreshing and not sweet at all (compared to the other porters we've had tonight). Not all that much going on actually. A basic, drinkable, pseudo-malty porter taste.

M - Good. One of the best parts of this brew actually! Decent carbonation and this goes down very smoothly.

O - Really not bad at all. Smell was the only off-putting element. Other than that this was a basic, satisfying porter.

dlello2, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

vtownAL, Dec 14, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Shango42, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

fountainofyouth, Dec 13, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

gunclubchris, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Huntbuc, Dec 12, 2011
Bell's Porter from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 2,313 ratings.