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

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2,414 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,414
Reviews: 974
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 63
Gots: 170 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with bits of red peeking out. A creamy head formed but went away pretty quickly.

Aromas of roasted grains, coffee, bittersweet chocolate.

Taste is mild and mostly of roast flavors, bits of brown sugar and cocoa.

Mouthfeel is appropriate for the style. Thinner than stout.

Another great beer from bells that I'd be glad to pick up again.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle (Batch #7766) to a standard pint.

A: Deep mahogany brown with some ruby highlights when held to light. Plenty of cascading, cola-like bubbles are visible in this lights, and the beer's complexion appears to be kind of murky. A tan head starts just shy of a finger-high, but fades quickly to a thin covering of fizzy, percolating cream. Some slippery lace.

S: Nice aroma of chocolate/cocoa, toasted/malted grain, a bit of vanilla and some dry hopping. Light lactic sourness.

T: Cocoa/ milk chocolate sweetness was apparent at first. Vanilla and toffee in the finish. In between is a cross between slight lactic sourness and spiced, dry hops.

M: Seems to be a little weak with the first sip, but the mouthfeel fills out substantially soon after, developing to a medium body with fuller carbonation. Lingering finish tends toward spice and dry hop bitterness.

D: Tasty, a good drinkable porter. A good, sessionable example of the style, which I can imagine having more than one of on a cool evening. I'd like to have this again and would recommend it as a good example of the style.

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Bell's Porter from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 2,414 ratings.