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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,445 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 2,445
Reviews: 978
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 68
Gots: 194 | 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

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours dark brown in color, although you can get some reddish hues when it's held to the light. Two fingers of tan head eventually settled to a thin a spotty lace. Good retention and lacing on the glass as you move through the beer.

Aroma: Cocoa, Cola, Roasted Malts, Sugary Sweetness, and a hint of Coffee.

Taste: Nice roasted flavor right up front, followed by a touch of coffee. Towards the middle there's some really nice cocoa/chocolate flavors that surface. You get a bit of sweetness, but it's short lived, because there's also some bitterness on the back end that helps round out the finish.

Mouthfeel: It's not overly thick, but there's almost a granulated texture that seems to impart from the cocoa flavor in this beer. Low carbonation level.

Morey's Bottom Line: What this beer lacks in aroma and feel, it more than makes up for on the taste. Really solid Porter in my book.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a pint glass. 3/17/13 bottling date.

Pours a dark brown, almost black color with a light head. Smell is intense and big. A huge whif of chocolate shoots out at you the moment you pour this into the glass. Very nice! The taste is amazing too. Huge cocoa, chocolate and coffee flavors dominate the palate. Really loving this one. Medium bodied with light carbonation, super easy to drink and an appropriate feel for a porter.

Overall this beer impressed me a lot, I wasn't expecting it to be as good as it was. Bell's is always top notch, but I've passed this beer on the shelf too many times. Finally gave it a shot and I'm in love. Will be returning to this one again when I'm in the mood for a porter.

Bell's Porter from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 2,445 ratings.