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

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3.86/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
One of our many award-winning beers, Porter emphasizes the darker, roasted aspects of malt. Hints of dark chocolate and freshly roasted coffee provide the focus, while hops remain in the background. Not as full-bodied as a stout, Porter bridges the gap between malty brown ales and our more heavily roasted stouts.

Added by Mitchster on 02-06-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,918
Reviews:
1,077
Ratings:
2,984
pDev:
10.1%
Bros Score:
3.86
 
 
Wants:
110
Gots:
434
Trade:
6
HISTOGRAM
 
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4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.77/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 2 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From 2d2dspuma. In Ikea's pint glass. Playing Cally's Caves 3. Lots of foam, requiring 2 pours. Dont let its aspect deceive you. Its feel is really smooth and creamy and has superb roasted notes in both nose and mouth. Really drinkable

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3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrewh995
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a reddish brown that allows ruby light through and a slightly tan head. Smells of roasted malts, coffee, and toffee. Tastes of light coffee, toffee, tons of roasted malts, caramel, and chocolate. Medium-light in body and medium carbonation. Overall a very good standard porter.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.24/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ThorSon
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought on a cold and snowy night in Minnesota. Took the chill away, filled me up, and made me happy. Poured into a tall glass, very dark and definitely not transparent, cannot see through. about a half inch to 3/4 head. feel is nice and smooth and taste is nice and balanced, deep and dark, not bitter, with chocolate and coffee hints, and maybe a little bit of a stray cigarette butt mixed in. I would get this again when I am in the mood for a porter. Bells makes great beer.

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3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ajm5108
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A classic for a shelf porter - I prefer it over Founder's or SN. You get everything you'd expect - dark chocolate, perfectly roasted malt, a little coffee and the right amount of hop underneath. Nothing flashy, but consistent quality.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.24/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Solid. Coffee, chocolate, char, bitter, not too sweet.

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Bell's Porter from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 2,984 ratings