1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Bell's PorterBell's Porter

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

2,141 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,141
Reviews: 953
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 50
Gots: 96 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Bell's Porter Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,141 | Reviews: 953 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of ShakaShakaShaka
ShakaShakaShaka

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

10-11-2012 18:27:58 | More by ShakaShakaShaka
Photo of Jimmy_Stout
Jimmy_Stout


4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-10-2012 04:47:43 | More by Jimmy_Stout
Photo of hilgart1
hilgart1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-10-2012 02:16:04 | More by hilgart1
Photo of sourgrass
sourgrass

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

10-10-2012 01:49:17 | More by sourgrass
Photo of buddha5050
buddha5050

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Poured dark brown/black with a mocha colored tightly bubbled head 2 fingers high and took what seemed forever to disipate into a thin laceing over the to top of the beer.

S: Smells of coffee and chocolate with a hint of dark fruit, sweet, roasted malt smell smelled realy good.

T: The nose did'nt dissapoint it had a nice coffee and chocolate taste with those untertones of roasted malt really nice a little smokey as well. With a nice middle of the mouth sweetness with the typical porter finish.

M: Felt medium and could be a little more dense but still had a nice coating, nicely carbonated.

O: This is a easy drinking porter, I would deffinately drink this one again. Hat's off to Bell's

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 00:33:01 | More by buddha5050
Photo of ChopsMeister
ChopsMeister

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

10-08-2012 00:52:33 | More by ChopsMeister
Photo of ChickenBugg
ChickenBugg


4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

10-07-2012 23:47:28 | More by ChickenBugg
Photo of bman_85
bman_85

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

10-05-2012 22:36:48 | More by bman_85
Photo of a6ladd
a6ladd


4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

10-05-2012 20:50:26 | More by a6ladd
Photo of Johnhaley1989
Johnhaley1989

North Dakota

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

10-05-2012 19:25:41 | More by Johnhaley1989
Photo of Beer_Runner
Beer_Runner


4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 07/24/12 (opened 66 days after bottling).

A: A slow pour into a standard pint glass resulted in about two-and-a-half fingers of dense, head that is a light mocha color. Overtime the head dissipated to about one finger and lasted until the glass was almost empty. The brew is a very dark brown and opaque.

S: The aroma is dark roasted coffee-like malt with some sweet cherry and a little dark fruit.

T: The taste begins with some sweet malt and some roasted malt. Some dried dark fruit joins in, and then a little earthy hops comes along to balance the sweetness.

M: The brew is smooth with a medium weight body; and, it also feels just a little bit creamy, too.

O: This should be one of the benchmark porters. This is a classic porter, and it is an outstanding example of porter. This beer hits the mark as a classic porter.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2012 00:09:07 | More by Beer_Runner
Photo of MatthewBair
MatthewBair


3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

10-02-2012 22:26:50 | More by MatthewBair
Photo of jlenik
jlenik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-01-2012 21:36:47 | More by jlenik
Photo of Horbar
Horbar

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-01-2012 00:01:02 | More by Horbar
Photo of Nofear048
Nofear048

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

09-30-2012 01:20:38 | More by Nofear048
Photo of WhatAlesMe
WhatAlesMe

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

09-30-2012 01:00:02 | More by WhatAlesMe
Photo of ezterry
ezterry

North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark black with a nice light brown head

S: Clean smell with a slight hint of a fruit smell, almost smells like strawberries to me nothing offensive but different.. Otherwise a nice chocolate/malt smell.

T: Nice malty flavor, very little hop flavor is detectable, and the bitterness is well blended. Still a hint of the fruit in the taste, but not as defined as the smell

M: Nice mouth feel, a bit thinner than most porters but still decent with a good carbonation.

O: I like it .. but the notes are unexpected. certainest I've had better, but a very drinkable beer. worth tasting.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 21:04:01 | More by ezterry
Photo of bryoung
bryoung


4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

09-28-2012 21:59:04 | More by bryoung
Photo of Beeradelphia
Beeradelphia

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-28-2012 10:02:44 | More by Beeradelphia
Photo of ryanwashere
ryanwashere


3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-28-2012 03:39:47 | More by ryanwashere
Photo of tectactoe
tectactoe

Michigan

3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very dark, nearly black, ever-so-slight amount of light that escapes around the edges, letting in some faint brown and dark ruby red, but that's about it. Thick tan head that retained very well and left some nice lacing on the glass. Smells of rich, toasted malts, burnt sugars, faint cocoa, and a bit of roasted coffee beans. Low hop bitterness is aided by a hint of sharpness from the decent carbonation that balanced well with the malts. Beer starts off bold and ends with a mildy sweet, burnt oak aftertaste. Very nicely done. Medium body thickness, not quite chewy, with a decently creamy profile and a nice touch of carbonation.

Another solid beer from Bell's, this porter may not be the "best" on the market, but it is very drinkable and a nice choice for the price.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2012 17:44:44 | More by tectactoe
Photo of hyoung41
hyoung41

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-27-2012 00:55:31 | More by hyoung41
Photo of mrosenfeld32
mrosenfeld32

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-26-2012 23:29:40 | More by mrosenfeld32
Photo of JamesShoemaker
JamesShoemaker

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-21-2012 21:18:57 | More by JamesShoemaker
Photo of tmcarter23
tmcarter23

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-21-2012 19:26:11 | More by tmcarter23
Bell's Porter from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 2,141 ratings.