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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,247 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 2,247
Reviews: 958
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 51
Gots: 117 | 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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3.73/5  rDev -3.4%

12oz Bottle from Total WIne Tampa FL for 2$

Appearance - Dark brown colour with an average size fizzy beige head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some fairly great lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, grains

Taste & Mouth - There is an above amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and some light roasted/toasted/smokey notes. There is also a bit of a coffee bitterness and a graininess. It ends with a malty/chocolatey slightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall - An above average beer that while very drinkable is not terribly exciting. It seems a touch watery/thin but still has enough flavour to keep it interesting.

spinrsx, Jan 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Bin33chef, Jan 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

ChrisKayler, Jan 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

DragonzBreath, Jan 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

outoffocus, Jan 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

bryseitz, Jan 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

jjauga, Jan 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Thedrizzle, Jan 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

AlexFields, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of jtierney89
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%

Deep brown with about 2 fingers of tan head that slowly die. Burnt Coffee grounds, roasted malts, touch of asphalt and chocolate.

Flavor is nice and rounded, challenging the tongue while making it feel comfortable. Rich roastiness up front followed by chocolate and coffee and finishes with a nice bitterness that linger slightly along with some sweeter malt flavors. Tingles the gums. Medium bodied with big carbonation. Good flavor and drinkabililty. Not too complex but deep enough, i like it.

jtierney89, Jan 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

chrisbokmuller, Jan 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

falconxman, Jan 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Reinbeck11, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of feelin_iffy
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%

Poured this bottle of Bells Porter into a pint glass, it produced a very dark body and a pleasant one finger khaki head that dissipated quickly to a nice lacing.

The smell was of light cocoa and light coffee, very average.

Very nice balanced taste that reminds me of slight dark chocolate, white raisin, and a escaping coffee.

Great mouthfeel, nice carbonation

Overall a very solid porter, a recommended drink for fans of the style

feelin_iffy, Jan 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

pukahi91, Jan 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

beergorrilla, Jan 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Googs, Jan 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Brushkanna, Jan 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

jroberge1981, Dec 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

elcrawl, Dec 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

benny88, Dec 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Sipchue, Dec 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

brbrocc, Dec 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

ssimpson89, Dec 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Bung, Dec 27, 2012
Bell's Porter from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 2,247 ratings.