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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,148 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 2,148
Reviews: 953
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 50
Gots: 98 | 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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Alpar

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -22.3%

07-16-2014 03:11:50 | More by Alpar
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HarriAle

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-16-2014 00:31:04 | More by HarriAle
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natewade

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

07-16-2014 00:22:16 | More by natewade
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msumike89

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-15-2014 19:47:52 | More by msumike89
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jshusc

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-15-2014 18:29:52 | More by jshusc
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core42

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-15-2014 15:25:34 | More by core42
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tylerstravis

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-15-2014 04:33:55 | More by tylerstravis
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_morandi_

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-14-2014 20:41:18 | More by _morandi_
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KevinL

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-14-2014 19:27:08 | More by KevinL
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Bowers-Brew

Illinois

3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark black with ~2" head when poured aggressive

S - Chocolate, oatmeal, cream, malt

T - Similar to smell. Good chocolate, malt, and cream flavors - no alcohol or hops present. Slight bitter aftertaste.

M - Somewhat thin considering head.

O - A good porter that could be even better if it had a little more complexity.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2014 20:57:05 | More by Bowers-Brew
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-13-2014 03:40:42 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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hypnotoad1

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-13-2014 03:18:58 | More by hypnotoad1
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cervezango

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-13-2014 01:06:11 | More by cervezango
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Ilafan

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-12-2014 21:29:38 | More by Ilafan
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JLeet

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-11-2014 17:27:44 | More by JLeet
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Ricklikesmibeer

Michigan

3/5  rDev -22.3%

07-11-2014 10:12:45 | More by Ricklikesmibeer
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soulcougher

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-11-2014 02:51:41 | More by soulcougher
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SHOTIME62

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-11-2014 02:24:55 | More by SHOTIME62
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-10-2014 18:20:26 | More by drummermattie02
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JasonZeh


4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-10-2014 05:02:44 | More by JasonZeh
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MahjongNucleus

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-09-2014 00:04:45 | More by MahjongNucleus
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.31/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a very dark brown color. The head is a finger high, and mocha in shade. Retention isn't fantastic, I must say. A small ring of lacing is left on the glass.

S: This has a nice sweet tone - molasses, smoke, brown sugar, caramel, and chocolate come through nicely. There isn't a lot of roasted malt, though. Even more chocolate appears as it warms up.

T: At first, I'm getting a subtle roast that I missed from the nose. Brown sugar appears in the midtaste, and the finish is faintly hoppy. Touches of roast also appear on the back end after a while. Well-made, but a pretty standard example of the style.

M: The texture is a tad rough, but far from harsh. It doesn't strike me as being too sweet or too dry finishing. Carbonation is medium, not falling into the pratfall of fizziness some porters do.

O: This is a nice porter that brings a decent brown sugar note, it just isn't a *great* porter. I certainly wouldn't kick her out of bed, but I'd much rather fuck someone like Founders Porter instead.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 22:14:07 | More by ThisWangsChung
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bastu

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-08-2014 07:04:43 | More by bastu
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nate-henry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-06-2014 08:05:19 | More by nate-henry
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joec1965

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-06-2014 01:48:01 | More by joec1965
Bell's Porter from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 2,148 ratings.