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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,136 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 2,136
Reviews: 953
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 49
Gots: 96 | 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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New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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squack

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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California

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

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Switzerland

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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fscottkey

New York

4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Notes: Born on 11/18/13 (current date 6/18/14).

A: (Aggressive pour into nonic pint). Produced a 3 finger head of nice thick pillowy bubbles. The head is slow to recede. The head is a top a dark black brew.

S: Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts.

T: Very sweet on the front of the tongue - it kind of surprised me. The mid palate has more of the roast characteristic and the finish is also roasty - but balanced with the sweetness.

M: Really nice mouthfeel. Smooth and almost creamy going down.

O: This exceeded my expectations. I have had a few lackluster beers in a row and I am in a slump so I expected more of the same. This was really good and all of the aspects work well together - the taste and the mouthfeel really make this one a notable porter. I would not have been surprised if this was a milk stout with the sweet characteristics. This one is 7 months old - I'd like to try a newer one for comparison.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2014 01:20:32 | More by fscottkey
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slusk

Virginia

3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a dark almost black with a short lived tan head. Good lacing.

S: Coffee and a bit of cocoa up front, a bit of brown bread and musty hop aroma that is reminiscent of olive, not an off-putting aroma however... quite nice. The nose shifts to the coffee side as it warms.

T: Sweet coffee, toffee and cocoa with some black bread crust. Somewhat bright and distinct malt flavors with a light smoky underpinning. A bit nutty but surprisingly finishes somewhat semi-dry. Alcohol is well hidden.

M: Medium full body, leaning a bit to the creamy, coating side. I little astringency in the finish. Low carbonation.

O: This is a nice porter. It's starts sweet but doesn't finish quite as sweet, the dark roasted malts seem to add to the semidry finish. A nice porter overall, but there's a nit of mustiness that seems to detract from this brew for me. Overall, a great example of the style that may appeal to some, just not one of my favorites,

Serving type: bottle

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Bell's Porter from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 2,136 ratings.