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

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very good

2,414 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,414
Reviews: 974
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 63
Gots: 170 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of RyanK252
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours deep dark brown with a slight ruby tinge, very little light passes through, with a mocha brown head that fades and laces nicely.

S: Roasted malt, a bit of coffee, faint dark fruit, and maybe even a little maple, and a touch of light smoke.

T: Roasted malt, some coffee and chocolate, a nice kinda smokiness, a bit of dark fruit, and a touch of sweetness on the finish.

M: Moderate carbonation keeps this one on the lighter side of medium bodied which is quite a pleasant surprise, goes down very smooth.

O: Very solid porter. I would happily drink this all day in the yard raking leaves.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Gajo74
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a creamy head. Aroma has elements of coffee, roasted malt and kind of a burnt wood like quality. Taste is mostly malty with elements of coffee. Finish is slightly bitter and hoppy. The feel is perhaps my favorite attribute; although it is a dark beer, it has a deceptively light, creamy and lively carbonation which lends itself to a crisp and refreshing taste normally associated with lighter beers. I had this beer with chocolate and it was a great pairing. Overall a nice example of porter.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.88/5  rDev +0.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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4.24/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.68/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.2/5  rDev +8.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.7/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.42/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Jacobob10
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle.

Very dark brown, almost black in color with a soft tan head. Good retention throughout the duration of the beer. Pleasant, mild aroma of dark chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor is much of the same with roasted malts and a hint of chocolate to round it out. Medium bodied with a slight bitter finish and goes down easy. Very solid porter here. Not too heavy, not too light. I picked this one up in NY but if Bell's distributed in NJ this would be something I would purchase regularly.

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3.65/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Bell's Porter from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 2,414 ratings.