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

Bell's PorterBell's Porter
BA SCORE
3.86/5
2,952 Ratings
Bell's PorterBell's Porter
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:
#8,842
Reviews:
1,071
Ratings:
2,952
pDev:
10.36%
Bros Score:
3.86
 
 
Wants:
109
Gots:
421
Trade:
6
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of BeersIsTheName
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jnorris404
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkblr
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottled 8/29/17 poured into a tulip pint glass at fridge temp 5.6% ABV. The beer pours dense dark brown with sticky light mocha head. Retention and lacing are well above average. The aroma is fairly strong roasted malt and coffee with some earthiness. The taste is semisweet roasted malt with chocolate and coffee present. The beer dries up and has a nice hoppy bitterness on the back end. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequately carbonated, the slightest bit chalky and dry. Overall, excellent. A fine, well made, beautiful porter.

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Photo of Timfromthemainland
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Handsomerandy
4.42/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mmmbeer89
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought three beers from bell's brewing company all at once without ever knowing about the company before hand and all three were exceptional beers, i'll be keeping an eye out for more beers from them in the future for sure.

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Photo of MouldyCrow
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good porter!

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Photo of Papa_johnp
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a big porter guy but, this one gets the job done.

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Photo of MHJeff06
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BLarson31
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of JoeLev
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JM5671
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MGoeltz
4.41/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopHEAD1522
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KnappStout
2.74/5  rDev -29%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kingjohnh
3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

The appearance was a gentle hazy dark brown color with a slight edge leaning towards black. The head was about a finger’s worth of white to off white level foaminess. There was an ample amount of foaminess. The smell had a nice roasty coffee to a fairly decent dried cocoa powder aroma embracing an eloquent yet light bitter to sweet goodness all around. The taste was mainly sweet but had enough kick from roasted coffee notes. The aftertaste was mildly sweet and enticingly bitter to lead to dry light coffee finish. On the palate, this one sat right at a medium on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. The carbonation was right on par for the Porter style. Overall, well done American Porter that I would most definitely have again.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a rich, dark brown color, light tan head. Aromas are cocoa up front, and then earthy hops follow.

The cocoa is present up front on the taste, but the earthy hops are the star of this show - they add a dark fruit flavor that blends so well with the cocoa flavors, making this a flavorful and poundable porter. Exceptionally well done by Bells.

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

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

Bell's Porter, 5.6% ABV. Pours medium viscosity and black, with a one finger tan head. Nose is malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste follows, very little bitterness. Excellent mouthfeel, overall excellent. Stout-like, they could have called it a stout.

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4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

My favorite porter so far.
On tap at Clocked Burgers in Athens, GA.
Great aroma.
Great flavor.
Paired with a big juicy burger... oh my... so good!

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Bell's Porter from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 2,952 ratings
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