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

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87
very good

2,512 Ratings
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87
very good

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Ratings: 2,512
Reviews: 991
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 72
Gots: 215 | FT: 4
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:
Beer added by: Mitchster on 02-06-2002

One of our many award-winning beers, Porter emphasizes the darker, roasted aspects of malt. Hints of dark chocolate and freshly roasted coffee provide the focus, while hops remain in the background. Not as full-bodied as a stout, Porter bridges the gap between malty brown ales and our more heavily roasted stouts.
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Ratings: 2,512 | Reviews: 991
Photo of greeniedgator
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FreshEsh
3.21/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent, but I prefer more robust styles like founders or Edmund Fitz.

Photo of jrborchert74
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FreshButterbeer
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kappakoosh
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Eman17
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LutherBrau
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mluchies
4.74/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My second favorite Porter after Founder's "Porter".

Photo of hkyplyr73
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nctide
3.41/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DamienI
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoagie1973
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of profholt82
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HiWire
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerhemoth
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maedhros09
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Dark brown but still barely transparent with moderate light tan head that settles to a film.

Smell: light roast aromas and a kind of sour fruity scent

Taste: light clean dry (very lightly sweet) roasted malt flavor with mild herbal/grassy bitter hops finish that lingers.

Feel: light to medium body, medium smooth. Feels like what you would expect of a typical lager.

Overall: A well-rounded light porter - not too sweet, not too roasty, not too bitter. Goes down easy but not as smooth a most heavier porters or stouts - feels more like a lager overall. If you think of it as "Porter-lite" you will appreciate its virtues. If you are expecting something more robust you may be disappointed.

Photo of TX-Badger
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pretty dark brown with khaki colored head. Caramel malts and coffee on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little sweetness.

Photo of Bosoxbennie
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Gotta say im kinda fond of this one

Photo of Raziel313
3.15/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlkHawkFan01
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FriedSlug
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cycle69
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of citruscane
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cammspot
3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Carbonation a bit "bitey". Bitterness is stout like. Decent roasted taste. Minimal foam head.

Photo of tim007007
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Bell's Porter from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 2,512 ratings.