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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,374 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 2,374
Reviews: 971
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 61
Gots: 154 | 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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3/5  rDev -22.3%

smartassboiler, May 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

GinsuDave, May 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

MSandahl23, May 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

dlin0sbb, May 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

InspectorBob, May 14, 2013
Photo of wac9
3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

well i like this beer pours great in glass , a little swett tasting but the way it rolls around in your mouth is very pleasent so enjoy great color great taste doesnt blow you away but there a taste in there that make you come back for more enloy this beer the one guy compares this beer to the heavy hitter of edmund and and founder this is not them but a very enjoy triple a beerdrink and enjoy

wac9, May 14, 2013
Photo of Roman5150
3.23/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

bottle into tulip

appearance: dark black, not pitch black though, not much head retention

smell: subtle coffee, biscuity bready malt, not too much aroma

taste: follows the nose, not a whole lot of flavor. slight coffee and roasted malt flavors, very minor dark chocolate but not really a whole lot going on here, pretty watery for a porter.

mouthfeel: decent amount of carbonation, very thin feel

overall: did a blind test with Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald and Founders Porter, this was my least favorite and the lightest of the bunch. A decent porter, but just lacking the flavor and chocolately kick I expect from a porter. One of my least favorite beers from Bells.

Roman5150, May 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

HarmonMW, May 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

cornpone, May 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

NYR_Rob, May 11, 2013
Photo of thecheapies
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours out very dark brown with a half-inch tan cap. Lacing is weak. Looks like a porter.

Malty roast and grain with an obviously nutty coffee aroma. Hints of earthiness aided by light hopping.

Great porter flavor. Coffee, dustiness, wet earth, dark roast, pumpernickel, and some dried berry fruitiness. Has some char, has some malt sugar, has some bitterness. Low on hop flavor. Quiet alcohol. Sessionably greeting. A little singe from the carbonation perks up the feel. Good stuff.

Great tasting porter from a prestigious Michigan brewing company. Why have I never had this before?

thecheapies, May 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

DavidGross, May 08, 2013
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on date of 01/04/13

Appearance - Pours a dark cola brown with a light tan finger width head. Good retention, leaving a nice of bubbles to coat the surface. Strong lacing around with glass with good stick.

Smell - Lots of cocoa and milk chocolate character. Faint roastiness.

Taste - Milk chocolate upfront. Touches on butter toffee. Fair roast on the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body with low to moderate carbonation. A little thin for the style. Goes down easy.

Overall - A decent porter. Nothing that would make me seek it out again, especially given the difficulties at a lack of California distribution.

TheSixthRing, May 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

schaffer9252, May 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

civicm87, May 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

bca115, Apr 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Izzybone, Apr 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Fargrow, Apr 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

DougLana, Apr 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

tree777, Apr 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

ejimhof, Apr 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

yuenglingade, Apr 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

GRE680, Apr 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

beercatbrew, Apr 18, 2013
Bell's Porter from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 2,374 ratings.