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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,328 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 2,328
Reviews: 966
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 57
Gots: 138 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

connor4835, Oct 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

jeremiahoden, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of PaulyB83
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 08/06/14

A- Dark brown not quite black, a bit on the lighter side of porters I've had. Light brown head.

S- Chocolate, light coffee, tiny bit of perceived vanilla.

T- Light roasted coffee, quite a bit of roasted acidity, missing some of the chocolate and sweetness from the aroma.

M- Medium normal porter feel.

O- A decent slightly above average porter. Not on the level of Edmund Fitzgerald or Founders Porter though.

PaulyB83, Oct 13, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +21.8%

JimBerry, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of ONUMello
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Dark brown color with a 1+ finger head
S: Toasted malt, coffee/cocoa but also a slightly metallic note that doesn't fit
T: Similar toasted malt/coffee/cocoa matching the nose; thankfully no metal though a touch simple
F: Medium-bodied yet full
O: I'm spoiled with GLBC's Ed Fitz being brewed just a few miles away as that's a high bar to beat as far as porters are concerned. This is a good beer and is a good example of the style, just not quite in the same league as Ed

ONUMello, Oct 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

StoutItOutLoud, Oct 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

JKV96, Oct 11, 2014
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thebowski, Oct 11, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -3.6%

charlieheld, Oct 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

BeerBeak81, Oct 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Jstonerock24, Oct 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

themorninglark, Oct 09, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +17.1%

hall_matthew_bruce, Oct 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Norseman, Oct 09, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -4.1%

ygtbsm94, Oct 08, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

AndyEdgar, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

goast8127, Oct 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Svyturys30, Oct 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Roasted flavor and good malt flavoring

Dontelle392, Oct 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

ArkyPalmer, Oct 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

t2grogan, Oct 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

DMarlinJ, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

ArsMoriendiOU818, Oct 04, 2014
Bell's Porter from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 2,328 ratings.