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

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3.86/5
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2,967 Ratings
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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:
#9,429
Reviews:
1,074
Ratings:
2,967
pDev:
10.36%
Bros Score:
3.86
 
 
Wants:
109
Gots:
431
Trade:
6
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.48/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle again from my friend Chris T who needs to give me beer to stay a friend. Pours a very dark lacy beer with a small head. Smell is dominated by toasted malts and the taste follows as planned. Very well balanced beer that tastes great. Very solid porter ...I see why Bells is so well regarded

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours out almost as dark as a black lager

S- Rich aroma of roasted malt.

T-Notes of chocolate & coffee

M- Moderate body.

O-Not the best Porter I've ever had but it makes my Top 5. If you have a chance to have 1, do it. Would be a delicious companion to Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

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

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Packaged on 10/07/13.

A: Pours a clear dark brown appearing black in the glass. An off white, slightly tanned head sits on top. Nice lacing on the sides.

S: Roasted malts are dominant on the aroma. Some good chocolate and coffee going on as well.

T: As anticipated from the aroma and style this is brew has a strong roasted malt flavor. There is a pretty sizable hopping in the backend that adds some balance. Aftertaste is more malt, chocolate and coffee.

M: Medium to full body with mild carbonation. Smooth and creamy feel to it, as with most porters its a tad thin but that keeps it easy drinking.

Overall a solid porter that I wouldnt turn down. Impressed with the freshness of this bottle. As with anything Bells its worth a try.

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Bell's Porter from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 2,967 ratings
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